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Originally posted by tazadar
The framers of this country were against government. However, they realized that "government is a necessary evil" as said by Benjamin Franklin. They took steps to limit power of any office and power be distributed, checks and balances. The power be distributed between the three branches. The power be distributed between federal and the states.
The federal government has grown in power over the state and local level.
The executive branch has accumulated unprecedent power. War is no longer declared by Congress. The power to declare war is handed to the Administration. The executive branch is judge and juror (Military Commissions Act).
The imbalance of power is destroying America. We need to go back to a constitutional government.
[edit on 22-10-2006 by tazadar]
Originally posted by Hemlock
couldnt we just not have 'tony blair' and take decisions into our own hands?
all we get are asians taking all our new houses, mobiles, cars and stuff.
i would be soooo cool to just run our own country.
We need to go back to a constitutional government.
The executive branch is judge and juror