Capitalism, the Unfortunate Product of Capitalism

I was thinking about the unfortunate bloated, overreaching (domestically) state of the U.S. government. It has fallen so far from the goals set forth by its founding fathers in well-known historical documents like the Constitution.

And today I was having conversations with MarkT and ChrisB about the vast control business/corporations have over the United States government.

And I just realized something that may not be a big surprise. The effect of a capitalist state is: Capitalism!

The problem is we have a Republic. Did our founding fathers want corporations to run the goverment? Probably not. Did they put suitable (infallible) safeguards in place to prevent it? In my opinion, no.

What does the Constitution say about capitalism?