Charles L. Black, Jr. Quote

“What a government of limited powers needs, at the beginning and forever, is some means of satisfying the people that it has taken all steps humanly possible to stay within its powers. That is the condition of its legitimacy, and its legitimacy, in the long run, is the condition of its life.”

~ Charles L. Black, Jr.

The People And The Court, 52 (1960).

Ratings and Comments

Mike, Norwalk

To remain a limited powers government, the judiciary needs more than to justify its legitimate humanly possible steps, fooling most of the people all of the time, it needs to lawfully stay within the set boundaries of its office.

Mary - MI
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Mary - MI    8/15/11

What is needed is a judiciary that stays within the confines of the 4 corner of the U.S. Constitution and to stop practicing Judicial Activism as a means of usurping, violating and ignoring the Rule of Law that they have sworn a sacred oath to uphold.

Kimo, USA
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Kimo, USA    8/15/11

And when the people no longer trust or respect the government?? After working hard for over 40 years, paying into the system......stop the usurptation, follow the dam law..lawmakers. Before the entire nation loses respect, and not even the gun will instill enough fear to stop the outcry. Untill the very ones who do your bidding, stop and think "WHY?


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