We HAD a Constitution that did that. Coburn and his cronies have been shredding it for quite some time so why would congress respect a new Constitution that limits the power of the federal government when they didn't respect the old one? Oh, it's campaign season, isn't it
There is danger from all men. The only maxim of a free government ought to be to trust no man living with power to endanger the public liberty.
Public virtue cannot exist in a nation without private, and public virtue is the only foundation of republics. There must be a positive passion for the public good, the public interest, honour, power and glory, established in the minds of the people, or there can be no republican government, nor any real liberty: and this public passion must be superior to all private passions. John Adams