In spite of the outcome of the 2012 election, Conservatives need not abandon their core project to restore limited constitutional government. Even in the age of Obama, there are still three major concrete avenues to push back against unlimited government: Congress, the Courts, and the States.
In Washington, Congress can use the legislative power to starve the administrative state and rein in some of its excesses. In the Courts, litigants can seek judgments against the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, and other agencies as a way to push back against unlimited government. Beyond the beltway, a majority of states have Republican governors and the capacity to thwart federal overreach on a range of issues, most notably Obamacare.
Join us as our panel of Heritage experts map out concrete strategies to resist unlimited government. This occasion will mark the release of Joseph Postell’s Special Report, “From Administrative State to Constitutional Government.”
More About the Speakers
Visiting Fellow, and Assistant Professor, University of Colorado-Colorado Springs
Senior Fellow, Center for Policy Innovation
Director, Center for Legal and Judicial Studies
Matthew Spalding, Ph.D.
Vice President, American Studies and Director, B. Kenneth Simon Center for Principles and Politics