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Our Constitution: Foundation and Principles

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Can We Put the Evil Back in Pandora's Box?
(Can we constrain the government's powers that it has granted itself?)
In classical Greek mythology, Pandora was the first woman on Earth. Zeus ordered Hephaestus, the god of craftsmanship, to create her, so he did-using water and Earth. The gods endowed her with many gifts: Athena clothed her, Aphrodite gave her beauty, and Hermes gave her speech.
When Prometheus stole fire from heaven, Zeus took vengeance by presenting Pandora to Epimetheus, Prometheus' brother. With her, Pandora was given a beautiful container which she was not to open under any circumstance. Impelled by her curiosity given to her by the gods, Pandora opened it, and all evil contained therein escaped and spread over the earth. She hastened to close the container, but the whole contents had escaped, except for one thing that lay at the bottom, which was the Spirit of Hope named Elpis. Pandora was deeply saddened by what she had done, and was afraid that she would have to face Zeus' wrath, since she had failed her duty; however, Zeus did not punish Pandora, because he knew this would happen.
WE THE PEOPLE created our government, just as Pandora was created by the greek gods, investing in our government certain explict powers and recognizing that the nature of government was to grow its own power and tyrannical abuses...without very tight constraints placed upon it.
Can we now constrain government power...put it back in the box?  
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