Over Fed?

No, it’s not about the war on obesity. It’s about the question of whether the federal government is overly invovled in criminal law and prosecution. Is this just an area where a few conservative constitutional fundamentalists and libertarians are holdouts against history, or are the issues of federalism and restraint in national overreach something to care about? The CATO Institute’s Gene Healy in a worthy article and worthier book suggests it ought to be something we should care about if we value a free society.

Posted by Matthew Hogan at December 20, 2004 1:19 AM