Using the Constitution to Save the Constitution
Isn’t the benefit of this in part that you are using the Constitution to save the Constitution? That’s right. It’s the Founders’ own methodology. People will talk about nullification and all kinds of extra-constitutional methodologies for fixing
the problem of the runaway federal government, but the Constitution’s own
solution which is to say the Founders’ own solution is right here. And they said,
‘Let’s use the structure of the states to reduce the power of the federal
government’ because of a very simple principle: no branch of government should have the final say about how much power that branch has. And when we let
Washington, D.C., decide how much power Washington, D.C., is going to have, we’re toast.