President Madison–Extremist

Lyle sent me this link.  President Madison explains in great detail why a bill providing for the construction of roads and canals is unconstitutional and he had no choice but to veto it.  Such a bill that today would pass without the slightest hint of concern it overstepping the bounds of the U.S. Constitution.  Considering the role Madison had in writing the document one would think that he would know the bounds better than present day politicians.