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Re: “RE: Gunning Down the Constitution—Kevin Gutzman Defends

Look, the bottom line is that the Bill of Rights was created with the intended outcome of limiting the Federal Government. The idea of a limited federal government was one upon which all the states could agree for fear of going "from the pan to the fire". However, the attitude of the people shifted as the need for a solidified Republic became apparent in the nineteenth century, as is evidenced by the Constitutional amendments and court decisions from that era.
The need for state sovereignty has slowly died in our country. States rely upon the federal government for money, infrastructure, and security. If Montana decided to secede from the union tomorrow do you really think they would survive?
I know Dr. Gutzman has, but has anyone else ever heard of the Palmetto Republic? In December of 1860 it was a small country that remained sovereign for about a month and was comprised entirely of the good people of South Carolina. We all know how that ended.

I am a history student at Western Connecticut State University and have had the misfortune of taking a class with Dr. Gutzman. His abilities as a teacher are on par with his abilities as a constitutional scholar...

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Posted by WCSUHistory on March 9, 2010 at 9:07 AM
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