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Response to chknltl (Original post)

Thu Jun 27, 2013, 12:04 AM

4. Small disagreement - The 3 branches of government cannot be "co-equal".......

They have three very different functions albeit their commonality in the making, enforcing, and judging the law.

Nowhere in any of the founding documents, or in any other organic documents of the founding of this nation will that phrase -"co-equal branches" be found.

Checks and balances? Sure. But "co-equality"? Hardly.

The people are indeed supreme and their branch of government - the Congress - is also the supreme branch of government. "The Legislative is supreme" as John Locke inspired the founders of this new kind of government.

Indeed, there had never been a government created in human history where power originated in the will of those to be governed.

Consider their functions and the pecking order of supremacy between the three very different branches of government will become obvious.

Great OP. Thanks for bringing this topic up.


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