[QUOTE=Winstonbiggs;4045501]The answer is no they haven't. One of the things this strict constructionist always ignore is Lincoln had as much influence on the Constitution as our founders.
The Federal government has done lots of good things and there is a difference between fundamentally dismantling it and having a strong reasoned debate on what the priorities should be and how to pay for it.
Ron Paul and his ilk are firmly into isolation and dismantling the core of our federal government. Both positions most liberals who like his antiwar position conveniently ignore.[/QUOTE]
you mean like how old people conveniently ignore the fact that it's medicare and soc. sec. that are driving our country to the brink of insolvency, and will make their grandchildren (and their children) endure a 90-something % tax rate?
Small price to pay as long as gramma and grandpa handout get theirs, right?