In this wonderful book, Jeanne Sheehan makes the compelling argument that much of our national frustration with gridlock, polarization, and low levels of political efficacy are the fault of the very system that confounds us.
Alison Dagnes, Ph.D.
The Framers commitment to protecting liberty explains a good deal about the system they created, as well as what it does and does not do. To safeguard liberty they designed a system for gridlock and stasis. This is why large numbers are frustrated and, as decade after decade the government fails to address key challenges they face.
Our political system...was conceived for deadlock and inaction. And, despite some brilliant, if fitful displays of presidential leadership, it remains today as it was conceived, a system for deadlock and inaction.
Bernard C. Hennessey