Thursday, January 31, 2008

Re: Mukasey's radical views of Presidential supremacy.

The only comfort I get from any of this mess is from the vision of the founders of this Country pointing at our current situation and intoning "I told you so!"

If it weren't inherent in the nature of certain personality types to seize power at every opportunity and if it weren't inherent in other types to reflexively avoid conflict, then there would have been no need to create three branches of government to be set against each other and there would have been no need to create a bill of rights to guarantee freedom for minority viewpoints in the face of a potentially tyranical majority.

The founders thought hard, and debated carefully about how best to counter the natural tendency toward despotism that they saw around them.

It's a shame that it took only 230 years for the whole thing to come crashing down, but its unfortunately not all that surprising.

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