The Deception of Perfection

From Kyle Becker at American Thinker:

What the founders did not do, purposively, was charge a government with the arbitrary purview to make all possible vicissitudes of nature or impersonal cruelties of fortune “just.” This is perhaps a statement that would blow some modern liberals’ minds. It is as if some elitists believe the preamble to the Constitution to establish justice and to promote the general welfare is all the license they need to pursue those ends via a supreme federal government.

But the reason the founders circumscribed the federal government’s authority is quite clear: a government empowered to determine the fortunes of the masses will necessarily be abused by politicians to hold down their competitors for privileges, perquisites, or power.

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