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Rod St. Aubyn: Where are the Checks and Balances?

Rod St. Aubyn: Where are the Checks and Balances?

The framers of our Constitution were brilliant men. They constructed a government with built-in “checks and balances” to ensure that no one branch of government would unnecessarily take control of our government. Through the many years, only a few changes to our constitution have been necessary. However as our country and its government has evolved

Kopp Column: America's Checks Do Not Balance

Yes, Washington needs more tax revenue to do the job it is doing, and that’s the problem. It’s doing too much. The Federal Government is operating beyond its “job description” or its “scope of work.” There are some who believe President Obama does too much and often operates outside the law. For example, he enacted

Kopp Column: Americans Don't Trust Their Government

Not only are humans fallible, they are untrusting.  If humans trusted one another, they’d exist peacefully in a society without government.  This is not new.  More than 200 years ago,  Thomas Paine wrote: “The strength of one man is unequal to his wants, and his mind so unfitted for perpetual solitude that he is soon

Kopp Column: Fascism Is Alive And Well In America

Recently John Mackley the president of a large food company, Whole Foods who is himself a vegan and is also a left-thinker called elements of today’s federal power system fascist. He is right. Let’s be clear on this point: He did not say “Nazism,” but fascism. The Third Reich was fascist, but not all fascists

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