Unintended Consequences Themes

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The Evils of Big Government

For as long as the United States has existed as a sovereign nation, with a democratic system, there have been political ideologies that range from strong federal control, to states' rights and the inalienable rights given to individual citizens in the Bill of Rights. Amendments to the Constitution beyond the Bill of Rights have consistently given the federal government more control over states, and in some instances, citizens, in order to further refine the parameters of federal, state, and individual rights. Interpretations of many of these parameters end in the federal court system, so that justices can interpret the meaning of both federal laws and amendments. In contemporary times, the political "right" has become the aggregate of those citizens who believe that the federal government has become too powerful and has gone far beyond the intentions of the original Constitutional framers. This particular novel...

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