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Not What the Founders Intended

June 22, 2013
By MIKE MYER , The Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register

Separation and limitation of powers was one of the key concerns our nation's founders had when they met in Philadelphia during the spring, summer and early fall of 1787 to hammer out the U.S. Constitution. In particular, leaders such as James Madison, George Washington, Alexander Hamilton and Benjamin Franklin wanted checks and balances to keep Congress reined in.

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