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, general practitioner, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Franklin’s reaction: “A Republic—if you could continue it.”

This publication argues: we couldn’t retain it.

A actual republic privileges the typical curiosity above the specified pursuits. to do that, our structure validated an complicated method of exams and balances that separates energy one of the branches of presidency, and areas them in clash with each other. The Framers believed that this may continue greedy, covetous factions from buying adequate strength to dominate executive. in its place, basically the folk may rule.

Proper institutional layout is key 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 overloaded our govt with extra strength than it could 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, vast twenty-first century government.

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

Corruption this present day is so common that our executive isn't really lots a republic, yet relatively a unique curiosity democracy. every body may well take part, definite, however the contours of public coverage rely no longer lots at the universal strong, yet relatively the push-and-pull of a number of the curiosity teams encamped in Washington, DC.

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