"The dignity and stability of government in all its branches, the morals of the people, and every blessing of society depend so much upon an upright and skillful administration of justice, that the judicial power ought to be distinct from both the legislative and executive, and independent upon both, that so it may be a check upon both, and both should be checks upon that."
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John Adams
(1735-1826) Founding Father, 2nd US President
Source:
John Adams, Thoughts on Government, 1776
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We really don't need a Congress anymore, since His Majesty, King Obama does everything through executive orders now days.
 -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    The occupying statist theocracy infesting this land has no dignity, stability or checks and balances in its nonstop elimination of freedom, liberty, rights, law and justice.
     -- Mike, Norwalk     
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     -- Rita, Richland      
    Sad to say....we left "justice" behind a long time ago. We're in the birthing stages of a full blown police state now. 5 stars for what should have been...
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    The courts are so politicized that their decisions are based completely on right or left rather than law and justice. In a free republic laws are not written to tell people what they must do -- only what they may not do. Populist government must be strictly limited or else the plundering masses will eventually be used to war against each other while the powers-that-be laugh their way to the bank -- like now.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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