Can you guess which American spoke these stirring words last night?
When the Founders drafted the Constitution, they had a clear understanding of tyranny. They also had a clear idea about how to prevent it from ever taking root in America. Their solution was to separate the government’s powers into three co-equal branches: the executive, the legislature, and the judiciary. Each of these branches plays a vital role in our free society. Each serves as a check on the others. And to preserve our liberty, each must meet its responsibilities — and resist the temptation to encroach on the powers the Constitution accords to others.
- Christopher Dodd
- Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy
- Ron Paul
- George W. Bush
- Dennis Kucinich
- Hillary Clinton
Go ahead and guess. And then check to see if you’re right.