The Problem with Big Government


This lesson considers the great challenge to the Constitution posed by proponents of big government, in light of the many complicated problems of the modern world. This lesson explores the question: does the Founders’ Constitution enable the American people—by means of its system of representative government—to meet the new and pressing problems of today without compromising fundamental principles?


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Larry P. Arnn is the twelfth president of Hillsdale College, where he is also a 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.