Founder’s Views on Balance of Power

Our founding fathers were especially careful to create a government that had a system of checks and balances, so that no one branch of government had any more power than another, and each would keep an eye on attempted usurpation of power by the others.

Should Barack Obama be elected President next week, we will have both the executive and legislative branches of our government controlled by liberal Democrats. And eventually the judicial branch as well, because the next president will likely appoint more than one new Supreme Court Justice. That leaves NO branch of government to keep the others in balance. It would leave our entire government controlled by liberal Democrats.

That should cause a reason for concern, and we urge voters who are still undecided between the two candidates at this point to consider voting for the systems of checks and balances that has worked well for our country for more than 200 years.

“I acknowledge, in the ordinary course of government, that the exposition of the laws and Constitution devolves upon the judicial.

“But I beg to know upon what principle it can be contended that any one department draws from the Constitution greater powers than another in marking out the limits of the powers of the several departments.”

— James Madison
(speech in the Congress of the United States, 17 June 1789)