I hadn't thought of the US Constitution in this manner before. Is the US Constitution a shining example of the protection of liberty or a tool for the empowerment of a domineering, oppressive central government? Still Fed Up With Constitution Worship "Instead, after 224 years, we now have exactly what the original ruling class desired, an all-powerful central government ruling over the lower classes. This is a rule by the few over the many. As Aristotle said: rule by the few is aristocracy in its ideal form and oligarchy in its perverted form. The elite class holds all the cards, while the rest of us now struggle under the thumb of tyranny! Regards, Gary D. Barnett Gary D. Barnett is president of Barnett Financial Services, Inc., in Lewistown, Montana."