Two measures of federal overreach – The Writs of Assistance and the NSA. One from the 1760s and one contemporary, both can be rejected in the same way.
Monthly Archives: February 2014
Tyler respected the establishment of the constitutional compact which the states consented too, and had a particular grasp of the constitution shared by few other Presidents in United States History. Tyler implemented its ideals into his Presidency, despite powerful detractors. For his insistence and stubborn principles, Tyler should be considered a heroic President, not a forgotten one.
The Constitution grants very little power to the federal judiciary for a reason. Since British history was rife with treacherous kings who packed the royal courts with those who would innately endorse their aims, the founders embraced the separation of powers doctrine espoused by Charles de Montesquieu.