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Checks and Balances

Our country was formed on a series of checks and balances. For good reason, it was decided that each branch of the government would operate independently of the others. In this way, it was assumed, no single branch – or single person – could wield too much power….

Our country was formed on a series of checks and balances. For good reason, it was decided that each branch of the government would operate independently of the others. In this way, it was assumed, no single branch – or single person – could wield too much power. While this is certainly up for debate, I for one am glad that it works as well as it does.

House Republican leader Tom DeLay warned that lawmakers “will look at an arrogant and out-of-control judiciary that thumbs its nose at Congress and the president”, and that sounds to me like he’s just tiffed that the judicial branch of government did what they were supposed to do – uphold the law. And that they have done, regardless of what wackos like Mr. DeLay think about it.