June 8, 2012
"A republic is a polity whose government concerns itself with the rei publicae"-- that is, the "public affairs" of the nation -- and nothing else.
Those matters must be spelled out explicitly in a constitution; otherwise, the State will happily claim ever greater scope, ultimately translating "public matters" into all matters, as New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is even now attempting to do. If you like that sort of tyranny-of-supposedly-good-intentions, you're welcome to it, but you and I have nothing further to say to one another. -- Porretto @ Liberty's Torch: Mob Metastases
Posted by gerardvanderleun at June 8, 2012 9:27 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.