The Constitution’s Fatal Flaw

By Howard Chandler Christy — The Indian Reporter, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=662340

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. . . . It may be a reflection on human nature, that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. But what is government itself, but the greatest of all reflections on human nature? If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is…