Thomas Jefferson was convinced the Constitution would require rewriting by the government every 19 years, roughly every generation, to remain current and fair to the people.
“Every constitution, then, and every law, naturally expires at the end of nineteen years. If it be enforced longer, it is an act of force, and not of right. It may be said, that the succeeding generation exercising, in fact, the power of repeal, this leaves them as free as if the constitution or law had been expressly limited to nineteen years only . But the power of repeal is not an equivalent. It might be, indeed, if every form of government were so perfectly contrived, that the will of the majority could always be obtained, fairly and without impediment. But this is true of no form. The people cannot assemble themselves; their representation is unequal and vicious. Various checks are opposed to every legislative proposition. Factions get possession of the public councils, bribery corrupts them, personal interests lead them astray from the general interests of their constituents; and other impediments arise, so as to prove to every practical man, that a law of limited duration is much more manageable than one which needs a repeal.” –Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, 1789. ME 7:459, Papers 15:396
In Billionaires and Bagmen, Sean Cogan has had enough of a system gone bad. He believes the time to rewrite the rules is long overdue, but anything less than a radical action would fail to gain momentum toward real change.
With a small band of friends Cogan takes on the corrupt government in a big way. They soon discover the resources and reach of the government are endless when politicians feel threatened, and that some will stop at nothing to protect their best interests.
What would it take to change the way things are done in D.C.?
“If people always just obeyed the rules, Americans would be toasting the Queen from segregated lunch counters.” ~Ray Bourhis