The Legislative Power


To exercise legislative power properly, legislators must deliberate. The Framers of the Constitution designed Congress to engage in reasoned deliberation and produce good laws, equally applicable to all. This capacity has been lost due to modern developments in the American regime.


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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also professor of politics and history. He received his B.A. from Arkansas State University and his M.A. and Ph.D. in Government from the Claremont Graduate School.