The U.S. Constitution articulates a federal government with three branches: legislative (to make the law), executive (to enforce the law), and judiciary (to interpret the law). The founders divided the government this way (with “separation of powers”) so that each branch would be a “check and balance” on the actions of the other two branches, thereby discouraging development of a tyrannical federal government. 

This past week, the Supreme Court failed miserably in upholding the judicial branch’s responsibilities.

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Jack McKinney

@ Bob Page - I just don’t see how you can blame the Democrat Party for the actions of courts that have been staffed by Republicans. You “law and order” guys need to understand that the law is not made to order.

Ernie Wittwer

Activism on part of Justice Scalia gave us a revision to then established law to give you the current expansive second amendment.

If you read the founders, most of them expected that the constitution would have to be read as a living document. However wise they were, the founders could not possibly have foreseen the circumstances of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Bob Page

Wow Jack, did you come up with that all by yourself

Jack McKinney

Actually, Republican appointees hold the majority on the Supreme Court and 7 of the 13 Federal Appeals courts.

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