Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Article I of the U.S. Constitution

Editor's Note:  This is a great article about the Constitution and the liberties that our government has taken with it over the years.    I imagine the Founding Fathers would be nervous to see the changes in the government's power.  After all, didn't the patriots of the American Revolution rebel against the government with too much power?

Friday is the 223rd anniversary of the signing of the Constitution.  Remember to celebrate the Constitution.

Article I of the U.S. Constitution
By Adam Bitely

After the Revolutionary War, the Founding Fathers were nervous about a strong executive. This can be seen in the way that they wrote the Constitution. Our nation’s founders decided to create a stronger legislative branch than that of the executive branch as established in Article II. The Founders intended the legislative branch to check the powers of the President as well as be a voice of all the people.

By design, the legislative branch is weak in the sense that there is no one person holding all of the power....

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