Wisdom of the month (July 2020)—Walter E. Williams: “The opinion giving judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional…would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.”-Thomas Jefferson

Wisdom of the Month

“The opinion which gives to the judges the right to decide what laws are constitutional and what not, not only for themselves, in their, own sphere of action, but for the Legislature and Executive also in their spheres, would make the Judiciary a despotic branch.” —Thomas Jefferson 1804

“If individuals be not influenced by moral principles; it is in vain to look for public virtue; it is, therefore, the duty of legislators to enforce, both by precept and example, the utility, as well as the necessity of a strict adherence to the rules of distributive justice.” —James Madison (1789)

SEE: https://jrichardduke.com/2020/07/06/walter-e-williams-website/