The separation of powers is fine as far as it goes, but it will never be a sufficient defense against governmental tyranny. Something else is needed.
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people on both sides of the aisle must come to grips with the fact that the federal government does not exist to impose on the nation either the Right’s or the Left’s vision
Thomas Jefferson: “the support of the state governments in all their rights, as the most competent administrations for our domestic concerns and the surest bulwarks against anti-republican tendencies”
The founders believed in distributed government. They expressed the idea that wherever possible, problems and disputes should be addressed locally.
We are governed by a written constitution that grants the people and the states the right to keep government in line
The whole purpose of the Constitution is, was, and has been to define the government, to impose restraints on the government, and to guarantee personal freedoms.
Professor Rob Natelson of the University of Montana School of Law is an expert on the framing and adoption of the United States Constitution. He was recently interviewed by Dori Monson on NewsTalk 97.3 FM in Seattle – it’s definitely worth the listen.
To ensure that powers not expressly delegated to the federal government could still be exercised by the states, the Tenth Amendment was enacted.
The purpose of law is to protect the rights of individuals against the excesses of the state. An oppressive judicial system punishes individuals by taking away their freedoms, starting with the right to vote.
by David Gordon, Mises.org [The Politically Incorrect Guide to the Constitution. By Kevin R.C. Gutzman. Regnery Publishing, 2007. Xiii + 258 pgs.] Kevin Gutzman gives his readers much more than they had a right to expect. The “Politically Incorrect Guide” series in which his book appears aims at a popular audience: its goal is to [...]