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Obama vs. the Rule of Law

We are a constitutional republic. Broad fundamental laws and a separation of powers protect the American people from the arbitrary rule of men. Our founding fathers designed a system that was meant to keep a liberal democracy from degenerating into mob rule. They knew that mere legality, the creation of statutes, can violate the rights of the individual as much as a lawless tyrant or monarch. Decades later, Alexis de Tocqueville, commenting on “Democracy in America” popularized the phrase “the tyranny of the majority” to describe a degenerate democracy that violates the rights of a minority. Continue reading

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