Who says Obama will leave at the end of his second term?
By Wes Vernon
The Founding Fathers of the United States knew, and assumed it was a given, that the balanced recipe for freedom they had encoded in the Constitution they crafted would work – provided, of course, that its constraints on power were actually followed.
That requirement for restraint of course, includes the office of President of the United States. Our executive branch of government is not referred to in the Constitution as King (His or Her Majesty), Monarch, or Dictator.
That very ethic is precisely what Ben Franklin meant when someone asked him what kind of document he and the other founders had produced at the Constitutional Convention. Franklin’s reply: “A republic, if you can keep it.”
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