Tuesday, January 12, 2010

13. A Constitution Should be Structured to Permanently Protect the People from the Human Frailties of their Rulers.

This shows the confidence the Founders had in the people, and the distrust of power that could be wielded by political leaders. The Constitution was meant to protect the people from the abuse of power by political leaders.

It also speaks to the timelessness of the Constitution. Since human nature doesn’t change, the Constitution doesn’t need to change.

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