“Yes, we did produce a near-perfect republic. But will they keep it? Or will they, in the enjoyment of plenty, lose the memory of freedom? Material abundance without character is the path of destruction.” Thomas Jefferson
Rexford G. Tugwell
Rexford G. Tugwell’s, “The Emerging Constitution,” was also published in 1974 by “The Fund for the Republic, Inc.,” which still is in existence today. Their staff includes none other than Harvard Professor, and Con-Con proponent, Lawrence Lessig, who we discussed in Part 2 of this article.
Rexford Tugwell stated in his book that the nation has a constitutional crisis. He says, “The obsolescence of the federal government established by the Constitution, and unchanged since 1787–the twenty-six amendments (the twenty-seventh in 1992) adopted during that time made no important changes in structure–obviously called for reform, but none affecting the legislative branch could be made because that branch…
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