The Superficial Aspect

Johnson, Gerald W.
October 1954
New Republic;10/11/54, Vol. 131 Issue 15, p15
This article discusses the distribution of legislative powers in the United States. The founding fathers carefully distributed the powers of government among the legislative, the executive and the judiciary on the theory that each of the three would serve as a check upon the others and the resultant would be stability without tyranny. When one branch is weakened the balance is disturbed and the evil effects are felt far beyond the departments of State and Defense. This happened hot because the executive has been stripped of any of its constitutional powers, but because the will to resist encroachments was lacking.


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