The inspired principles of the Constitution of the United States have been responsible for the greatest freedom, accomplishment, peace, and prosperity in the history of the world.
A government based on these principles gives people the opportunity to rise to their God-given gifts and potential without the interference of government, and the result has been remarkable for the people of the United States.
One powerful principle that keeps the government from becoming too overbearing is the separation of powers into three branches of government - executive, legislative, and judicial.
In addition, the Constitution further divides the power of government and keeps it as close to the people as possible by giving the federal government very few, and clearly defined, responsibilities. All powers not expressly given to the federal government by the Constitution are reserved for the individual states.
So now, we have a president (executive branch) who believes he has the power to do what he wants regardless of Congress (legislative branch) and the will of the people. It’s probably not a coincidence that the least-prepared president in U.S. history is also the most arrogant in assuming un-Constitutional power.
In the words of Peggy Noonan, “Here is an old tradition badly in need of return: You have to earn your way into politics. You should go have a life, build a string of accomplishments, then enter public service. And you need actual talent: You have to be able to bring people in and along. You can't just bully them, you can't just assert and taunt, you have to be able to persuade.”
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