Limited Government: Ave Atque Vale
By Charlotte Twight
This article appeared in the Spring 2006 issue of The Independent Review

In mid-2005, three pillars of liberty were destroyed, perhaps forever, when President George W. Bush signed into law the REAL ID Act and the U.S. Supreme Court effectively rewrote the Interstate Commerce Clause and the Fifth Amendment’s Takings Clause. Government decision makers could impose these changes on Americans only by using tactics that made a mockery of both constitutionally mandated procedure and consensual legislative deliberation.


Other Independent Review articles by Charlotte Twight
    Winter 2016   Through the Mist: American Liberty and Political Economy, 2065
    Fall 2015   Dodd–Frank: Accretion of Power, Illusion of Reform
    Spring 2008   Sovereign Impunity
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