When constitutional duties are neglected, and the constitution provides the only mechanism for the government to exist, wouldn’t that logically mean that the government should dissolve? In this specific case, I’m looking at the wording from Article 1, Section 8, powers granted to Congress: “To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for limited Times to Authors and Inventors the exclusive Right to their respective Writings and Discoveries;” The Nobel prize for physics for 2010 was awarded on a patentable physics process, yet the process wasn’t patented. Why? I’m glad you asked It seems that Geim (the newly-minted laureate) didn’t patent his process because he was effectively blackmailed by a patent trolling company. So basically, the full faith and credit of the United States was lacking compared to a corporation’s litigious deep pockets. Yet somehow we call this a free market? If the head of the USPTO keeps his job, the government should be dissolved post haste, since clearly the government cannot promote the progress of science and useful arts the way things are.