Federalist #47, written by James Madison (who would later become President), encouraged ratification of the U.S. Constitution because there would be a separation of powers in the new U.S. government. There would be no single ruler. There would be no tyrant like King George III. Madison wrote, "The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, selfappointed, or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny." The article below describes the consolidation of power may be one of the reasons our Nation rushed to war against Iraq.
Starmail - 27. Mai, 12:41