I just finished a study of the Federalist Papers and I am astonished. Our founders were extremely intelligent but apparently completely unaware of the foibles of man.
They didn’t believe that the states would relinquish their financial independence. They didn’t believe that the people would allow government to enslave them through a welfare state.
They didn’t believe that anybody would care to become a career politician when there are so many more lucrative possibilities. They thought that by making a Supreme Court seat a lifetime job that it would only attract the best educated and least biased individuals.
Who would give up a profitable law business for a salary except people who love the country and want to see the Constitution upheld?
The argument is that the Constitution is outdated and in no way could be relevant in modern times. I say if we had not become so complacent and willing to become a nanny state the Constitution would still be the marvelous document.
The Founding Fathers based the whole concept of this nation on the willingness of the people to stand up for their freedoms.