When the Founders drafted the Constitution, they had a clear understanding of tyranny. They also had a clear idea about how to prevent it from ever taking root in America. Their solution was to separate the governmentâ€™s powers into three co-equal branches: the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. Each of these branches plays a vital role in our free society. Each serves as a check on the others. And to preserve our liberty, each must meet its responsibilities â€” and resist the temptation to encroach on the powers the Constitution accords to others.
Here’s a hint. It wasn’t Ron Paul.
These great and true words were uttered by none other than our fearless leader, George W. Bush, at an event for the Federalist Society.
It’s totally unrelated to this, but what do you guys think about Hugo Chavez? This guy is trying to subvert his country’s constitution and take them down a road of socialistic hell–and he’s honest about it.
Again, drawing no comparisons, just commenting on two completely unrelated events in the news.
Hat tip to Doug Mataconis