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Apr 25 2016

Background of the Electoral College

Bashing the Electoral College has become popular, using the rationale that it is an outdated and un-democratic means for electing a president. The Electoral College is an intermediary between the vote of the people and the election of the President of the United States. A population proportionate number of electoral delegates (just like the House …

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Mar 30 2016

Enumerated Powers of the US Government

The United States Constitution is designed to expressly define and limit the powers of government to prevent it from devolving into tyranny and the abandonment of liberty. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly …

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Jan 13 2016

A Supreme Judiciary

The US Supreme Court was not described in detail in the US Constitution in 1787. However, three things were made clear: The US Constitution is the “supreme law of the land” A Judicial branch serves to balance the Legislative and Executive branches The power of the Judicial branch was established in a supreme court and …

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Jun 14 2015

A Congressional Aristocracy

The American Congress is composed of two houses: the Senate and the House of Representatives. Patterned loosely after the British House of Lords and House of Commons, they are designed to offer representation to two different levels of social strata. They also offer several forms of checks and balances designed to prevent pockets of power …

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