The President Gets too Much Credit

The President of the United States is the chief administrator of the Executive Branch of government. The President is like a CEO of a corporation and all Federal employees are subject to his jurisdiction. He has absolutely no authority over anyone else. The power that the President that is exercising today is not based upon…

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Judicial Review Has Got to Go

Supreme Court Chief Justice John Marshall and President Thomas Jefferson had different ideas about who should be the final arbiter of the Constitutionality of the laws passed by Congress. It was the opinion of Thomas Jefferson, that the people through their representatives in their state legislatures should determine whether or not a law violated the…

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Power Corrupts and Absolute Power Corupts Absolutely

In 1887 Lord Acton announced that “Power tends to corrupt and that absolute power corrupts absolutely”. With this is mind it is easy to understand why the government in Washngton has become a den of thieves. Our Founding Fathers in their wisdom made an effort to prevent the corruption of the central government by implementing…

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Who is Supposed to Be Running the Show?

The Founding Fathers understood that in order to prevent the potential abuse of power by the central government that they had just created it would be necessary to contrain that government with a written Constitution. They created a Federal Government which consisted of three separate and distinct branches of government. It was their intention to…

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