Tag: separation of powers

The death of American legislatures

Before our very eyes, we’re watching the death of American legislatures–the two houses of Congress and state assemblies. The attacks we’ve seen on these bodies that are supposed to make our laws is being carried out by the two opposing branches–the executive (and its administrative state) and the judicial. The troubling signs are these: The... Read more »

The GOP "Establishment" bogeyman

Like the bogeyman hiding under a child’s bed, the Republican “establishment” is supposed to scare everyone, but it never seems to actually appear. See, like the bogeyman is used to frighten kids into good behavior, the accusations about the fearful Republican “establishment” is supposed to terrify voters into supporting “outsiders” like Donald Trump, Ted Cruz... Read more »

More on the Supreme Court and health care

What would James Madison, Father of the Constitution, thought of the health care act? Not much.My earlier post about the constitutional problems with the health care act is echoed in this fine piece in the American Thinker.  It refers to the Federalist Papers, Number 10, written by James Madison, in which he elaborates on how the... Read more »
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