Did the Constitution Fail the People? Or Did the People Fail the Constitution?

Source: Tenth Amendment Center
by Mike Maharrey

“Did the Constitution fail? A lot of people think it did. This popular quote by Lysander Spooner sums up the thoughts of many. ‘But whether the Constitution really be one thing, or another, this much is certain — that it has either authorized such a government as we have had, or has been powerless to prevent it. In either case it is unfit to exist.’ Arguing against ratification of the Constitution, Brutus wrote: ‘Constitutions are not so necessary to regulate the conduct of good rulers as to restrain that of bad ones.’ It’s pretty easy to see that didn’t happen. … But asking whether the constitution failed is actually the wrong question. To find out the source of the problem, we need to dig a little deeper.” (08/04/22)