This article was published in the Autumn 1993 issue of Formulations
formerly a publication of the Free Nation Foundation,
now published by the Libertarian Nation Foundation

The U.S. Constitution: was it good enough?

Naturally the Constitution of the United States will be one of our touchstones as we question what makes a constitution workable - and sustainable.

Roger Pilon, the Cato Institute's expert on constitutions, was asked at a May 1993 Cato forum whether something could have been added to the U.S. Constitution, some amendment or some paragraph, which would have prevented the erosion over two centuries of the constitution's power to limit government. Mr. Pilon answered he would have added four words - "and we mean it".

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