Unformatted text preview: distance between form (what should be done) and reality. Revolution became a myth for better predisposition of legitimacy. Overcome the Bend Sinnister. US founders used contact (2 people who expect net gain). Americans made social contract and would hold approval until they get deal. Appeal to people’s self interest and possibilities as all were literate because everyone read the bible. Power holders put limits on themselves for what they give. Constitution is series of constraint Bill of rights was additional constraints to gov. Appeal to some people’s self interest. Three principals to divide constitution into. Vertical highest state vs. lower govs (federalism), horizontal (), concentric citizenship vs. state power. Federalism most important than other 2 methods. Articles didn’t give national gov. enough power....
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- Fall '08
- Vertical highest state, Legitimacy distance, illegitimate founding