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Letter: Limit the power of the president

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Part of the wisdom of the founders was their understanding that the best wisdom comes from the cumulative voice of the many; and that no single person (whether king, philosopher or saint) can have by himself enough knowledge, enough experience, enough wisdom to always make the best choice.

This understanding lead the founders to institute citizen voting, and a secular government structured to have equal executive, legislative and judicial branches, each weak by themselves and answerable to the two other branches. This elegant system requires each branch to remain independent.

Recently our four congressmen abdicated their responsibilities to that Constitution, to the underlying principle of balance of power, and to the voters they are supposed to represent.