Constitution Day: Tea party, foes duel over founding document

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September 18, 2011
Christian Science Monitor    
Posted in News, PND News

"It's Constitution Day in the US, but that doesn't mean it's a day for the nation to unite around its founding document amid peace, love and flowers. ... The central dispute now is about the limits on government power. Libertarians and the tea party movement have grown their ranks by asserting that the country has strayed far from its constitutional roots. The federal government has taken to itself all kinds of powers not enumerated by the Constitution, they argue, and the public has too often gone along. But the very force of their rallying cries has spawned a countering effort by defenders of current federal powers." (09/17/11)  

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