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Quote from Robert A. Levy,

"The fundamental principle is this:
No matter how worthwhile an end may be,
if there is no constitutional authority to pursue it,
then the federal government must step aside and
leave the matter to the states or to private parties.
The president and Congress can proceed only from
constitutional authority, not from good intentions alone.
If Congress thinks it necessary to expand its powers,
the Framers crafted an amendment process for that purpose.
But too often, rather than follow that process,
Congress has disregarded the limits set by the Constitution and
gutted our frontline defense against overweening federal government."


Robert A. Levy (more quotes by Robert A. Levy or books by/about Robert A. Levy)

(1941- ) Chairman of Cato Institute, author, lawyer


America, Congress, Constitution, Government, Law, Power, President, Usurpation


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