A very good read. T’anks. I especially agree with your editorial note on Morris— What is all the charters and constitutions of the States.... I agree today it is the States that (sometimes) provide (some protection ) against a tyranical national Govt. My observation of Colorado is too often the Centenial State is beat down by the very tyrants we ought resist.
We are likewise afflicted with paper money, too much democracy, and a mountain of debt that cannot be paid off under our present form of government, if at all.
The horrible downside is that unlike 1787, where our Framers had the solutions at hand, we in 2011 do not.