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Thursday, October 26, 2006

The Constitution vs Unlimited Federal Power

The Constitution’s main bulwark against arbitrary government power was separation of powers among competing interests to prevent domination by any one, or even a few factions (now called interest groups).  Without this safeguard, the individual liberties enumerated in the Bill of Rights are steadily being eroded.