3. The collapse of governing norms

3. The collapse of governing norms

Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité & all that!

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No written constitution can cover all acceptable modes of behavior.  Unwritten governing norms are critical in helping government function.  Unfortunately the lust for power often results in governments abusing constitutional provisions that lead to a slide downhill and often have unintended consequences.  The United States is a a critical juncture as norms are being abused with no concern on the long term harm to the Republic.
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No written constitution can cover all acceptable modes of behavior.  Unwritten governing norms are critical in helping government function.  Unfortunately the lust for power often results in governments abusing constitutional provisions that lead to a slide downhill and often have unintended consequences.  The United States is a a critical juncture as norms are being abused with no concern on the long term harm to the Republic.
...Read Less