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Freedom and September 11

Traders Magazine, August 2002

John A. Byrne

The creators of the United States Constitution learned a profound lesson from the tyrannical abuses that once swept Europe. That's why these learned individuals were driven to create one nation under God, indivisible and free with liberty and justice for all. These framers of the Constitution - diligent men indeed - were acutely aware of power run amok in foreign lands. They created a political structure designed to bring power to the people. The founders set up the houses of Congress and an executive branch under the President. The founders, influenced by the thinking of Locke, Montesquieu and others, created three separate branches of government. Power was evenly distributed so that no despot could rise up from the center. At the pinnacle of this extraordinary creation was the Supreme Court.

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