Well, among the Founding Fathers, there were some who very clearly saw the very point I am making. And I believe they did try, by the design of the American Constitution, to achieve a limit on their powers. After all, the one phrase in the American Constitution, or rather in the First Amendment, which I think most highly of is the phrase, "Congress shall make no law. . . " Now, that's unique, but unfortunately [it goes] only to a particular point. I think the phrase ought to read, "Congress should make no law authorizing government to take any discriminatory measures of coercion." I think this would make all the other rights unnecessary and create the sort of conditions which I want to see.
Monday, September 03, 2012
You might be interested in an interview of Hayek done by James Buchanan. Hayek made the following suggestion about the Constitution: