Wednesday, September 14, 2011

The Tea Party's Cut Cap and Balance Corundum

My problem is with the initiative known as “Cut, Cap and Balance.” As a sentiment and driving virtue, I can respect it. But the mechanics, the insistence of capping it off with a constitutional amendment, strikes me as where the Tea Party formally becomes lost in its birthing pangs militancy. To a movement that counts constitutional fidelity as a paramount virtue, advancing the ideal of reining in government in such a way has to be considered far more thoughtfully than what it has been thus far.

: A practical continuation of exploring the double-edged sword of Constitutional amendments as policy, agenda and eventual institution.

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