We cannot protect and defend an unknown.
For you reading pleasure or reference …
The Constitution of the United States
Our Constitution is heralded by most of the world … yet neglected/ignored here at home. Its prescription for separation of power is a purposeful brake on impetuses action.
I favor empowering the sovereign states for all social issues, as prescribed in The Federalist Papers #42 thru #47.
Did you know that the Supreme Court has cited The Federalist Papers in its rulings more than 200 times?
Justice Thurgood Marshall reminds us:
"History teaches us that grave threats to liberty often come in times of "urgency",Yes, gov't should promote the general Welfare of The People. And it should be effective and efficient to accomplish that goal (Federalist #41). This careful balance, already outlined by our Constitution, cannot be invalidated by the turmoil/emotion of present conflict – cooler heads must prevail at our federal gov't. Besides, how many decisions made amidst emotional distress work out well? The havoc of ill-thought action upon 332,000,000 citizens can be especially destructive.
when constitutional rights seem to too extravagant to endure."
The Executive department also needs correction. The Constitution does NOT outline an imperial President … like we have. We need electoral pressure to lessen the power of the President. Congress is to lead, NOT the executive.
The Judicial department is closest to its constitutional charge. I offer my observations and comments on a few recent decisions.