Chapter 1: Foundations and Guardrails

The only foundation of a free Constitution is pure Virtue, and if this cannot be inspired into our People in a greater Measure, than they have it now, they may change their Rulers and the forms of Government, but they will not obtain a lasting liberty.

John Adams, June 21, 1776

Throughout history, many types of government have been tried and most have failed.   If there is no need for government, no philosophy of government is needed.  If there is such a need, we need to determine what the best type of government is in order to discover the best way in which to order it.