September 17, 2012
Today, as we celebrate the 225th anniversary of the Constitution, Heritage Foundation scholar Matthew Spalding warns us that we are moving away from the Founders’ vision for America:
Today, the federal government has acquired an all but unquestioned dominance over virtually every area of American life. It acts without constitutional limits and increasingly regulates our most basic activities, from how much water is in our toilets to what kind of light bulbs we can buy.
But this path towards unlimited government is not irreversible. “We can, and must, dedicate ourselves to the hard work of restoring constitutional self-government, and so preserving the American Dream for all,” Spalding concludes.
Be sure to visit our online Heritage Guide to the Constitution, which includes analysis of every clause of our nation’s highest law from leading experts.
How are you celebrating Constitution Day?