Re: Tea Parties and Federalist 33
From Federalist 33, Andrew pulled this quote:
If the federal government should overpass the just bounds of its authority and make a tyrannical use of its powers …
It should be emphasized here that the federal government is not justified in doing so even with some noble intent: to revive an economy, to save the planet, to make things more fair … Indeed, the advancement of good intent, however sincere, is the most insidious reason to exceed or usurp power.
“How can you argue with what we’re doing? It’s for a good cause.” But in the process, what albatross are you saddling someone with? what are you destroying? What damage will you wreak by flexing your power in areas outside of your purview?