New Rockford Transcript - Official Newspaper of Eddy County since 1883

Government often ignores the Constitution

 

October 19, 2020



History confirms the keen insight of James Madison’s warning in No. 51 of the Federalist Papers that the greatest challenge confronting the republic is persuading the government to obey the law. Governmental practice and sweeping, unfounded claims to power, reveal officials’ frequent indifference to the Constitution.

The observation of a 17th Century English jurist that “the practice of...



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