The Role of the State in Modern Life

This weeks reading focused primarily on the the emergence of the new american government with the constitution as its primary document. Then and now interpreting the constitution and arguing about what should and shouldn’t be done is pretty much an american pastime. What struck me as interesting as the same concerns these early american writers had about tyranny and the interpretation of the documents Americans today still share these concerns. The goalposts have shifted and new issues have entered the forefront but the debates remain relatively the same. What is the proper role of the state? Has our government grown monstrously beyond what the founders intended or is our current system outdated?


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