Is It Too Much To Ask The President to Faithfully Execute the Laws?
From the beginning of recorded history to the present time, very few societies have lived in freedom. The Founding Fathers understood very well that freedom was not man’s natural state. Their entire political philosophy was based on a fear of government power and the need to limit and control that power very strictly.
That government should be clearly limited and that power is a corrupting force was the essential perception held by the men who wrote the Constitution. They limited government power and divided it between three branches, the legislative, executive and judicial, so that one branch could serve as a check on the others.
In The Federalist Papers, James Madison wrote: “It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself but the greatest of all reflections…
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