The biggest (by far) concern founders like James Madison and Benjamin Franklin had about our government was that the most important check on the institution would become inactive – and that the fringe elements of society would be able to take power. That check? We the people. Since 1904 when the ISS was formed in New York, the socialists minded fringe has been working steadily to get control of our government. They are very close.
Read “The 5000 Year Leap”, and read the book on the Federalists Papers to really understand how our country’s system of govt was built and why.
You will utterly amazed at how far we are from their intent – and how close we are to their fears.
Socialism was specifically mentioned as being anti-constitutional by our founders!
And when we have members of the people’s House stating publicly that Tea Party people want to see blacks hung from a tree – folks we are in serious trouble.
Either we wake up and wake our neighbors up out of their sleep walking – or we might well find ourselves in another internal war.