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George Washington our first President of the United States of America

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George Washington our first President of the United States of America               Looking at George Washington’s two terms as President wraps up our series on his extremely interesting story and contribution to us all. Particularly his role in forming a government with three separate and co-equal branches of government. He and the other founders held very definite views on what would happen if we allowed future leaders to distort our three branches of government.

 

The people, as sovereign, retain ultimate rights to interpret, enforce, amend, and abolish the Constitution. We are not bound by unconstitutional edicts from state or federal governments.   The basis of our political system is the right of the people to make and to alter their constitutions of government. — George Washington

 

Why did our Founding Fathers design a government divided into three separate but Co – Equal Branches of Government? 

Why did our Founding Fathers design our particular type of Constitution and later introduce amendments now known as “The Bill of Rights?”

[T]he opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch. — Thomas Jefferson

We are going to answer these questions and will look at where we are today relative to these two questions. There are reasons our leaders decided to change our original systems design and none of them have anything to do with “We the People”.

 

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