When it comes to constraining government, parchment barriers simply aren’t enough. There’s nothing magic about them, either positively or negatively. Constitutional maxims take rigorous enforcement from a tireless citizenry. In the end, all republican societies will eventually cease to exist when people become indifferent to the precepts of liberty and where no civic virtue remains. This is a natural phenomenon – one that can be observed in all corners of the world, in countries that both do and do not possesses written constitutions. -Dave Benner #constitution #founders #libertarian #10thAmendment #truth https://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2017/04/24/parchment-barriers-not-enough-to-stop-tyranny/
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