“The framers of the U.S. constitution have simply been too shrewd for us. The have outwitted us. They designed separate institutions that cannot be unified by mechanical linkages, frail bridges, tinkering. If we are to ‘turn the Founders upside down’—we must directly confront the constitutional structure they erected.” (Professor James MacGregor Burns, co-chairman of Project '87, had plans to ‘celebrate’ the bicentennial of our Constitution by calling for a Constitutional Convention where demagogues, internationalists, and think-tank reformers could get their hands on and do unlimited violence to our Constitution. In 1985, the U.S. was two states short (32 of 34 required) of a convention. The Power to Lead, 1984.)

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