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Re: CLT&G Update: 29 Dec 98
>> Jefferson and Madison were fearful, as more Americans should
>> be today, of allowing power to be concentrated in the central
>The entire point of a consitutional democracy is to avoid >centralization.
>A better way to word this is that we should be afraid of the federal
>government becoming the central government.
The ENTIRE point?
ONE of the points was to define and limit the extents of centralization.
There is no cure for the chronic tendency of people in power to try and
increase their scope. The repeated application of palliatives is the
only way to deal with that social disease.