Download e-book for iPad: A Republic No More: Big Government and the Rise of American by Jay Cost

By Jay Cost

ISBN-10: 1594037272

ISBN-13: 9781594037276

ISBN-10: 1594039674

ISBN-13: 9781594039676

After the Constitutional conference, Benjamin Franklin was once requested, “Well, medical professional, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin’s reaction: “A Republic—if you could preserve it.”

This publication argues: we couldn’t preserve it.

A actual republic privileges the typical curiosity above the precise pursuits. to do that, our structure verified an difficult method of tests and balances that separates energy one of the branches of presidency, and locations them in clash with each other. The Framers believed that this could continue greedy, covetous factions from buying sufficient energy to dominate govt. as a substitute, in basic terms the folk might rule.

Proper institutional layout is vital to the program. each one department needs to deal with responsibly the powers it really is granted, in addition to rebuke the opposite branches after they pass off target. this is often the place next generations have run into hassle: we've got overloaded our executive with extra strength than it might deal with. The Constitution's exams and balances have damaged down as the associations created in 1787 can't workout responsibly the powers of our sprawling, giant twenty-first century government.

The result's the triumph of designated pursuits over the typical curiosity. James Madison referred to as this factionalism. we all know it as political corruption.

Corruption at the present time is so common that our govt isn't really rather a lot a republic, yet really a unique curiosity democracy. every person might take part, sure, however the contours of public coverage rely no longer quite a bit at the universal solid, yet particularly the push-and-pull of many of the curiosity teams encamped in Washington, DC.

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