Checks and balances

Why do some people have such a problem with this basic constitutional concept?

"To prevent one branch from becoming supreme, protect the "opulent minority" from the majority, and to induce the branches to cooperate, government systems that employ a separation of powers need a way to balance each of the branches. Typically this was accomplished through a system of "checks and balances", the origin of which, like separation of powers itself, is specifically credited to Montesquieu. Checks and balances allow for a system based regulation that allows one branch to limit another, such as the power of Congress to alter the composition and jurisdiction of the federal courts"


The "checks" and "balances" will be flowing tomorrow night

I understand that tomorrow night's "New Day in North Carolina" fundraiser at some fancy restaurant in Raleigh will feature $5000 sponsors, $1000 contributors, and $500 just to sit at a table and gawk.

The checks will certainly be changing hands.

I hope liberals in the area will clog the street with protesters, and I wish I could be in Raleigh to help.


The measure of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. - FDR