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  • Time to Restore America's Rule of Law

    In his recent Wall Street Journal op-ed, Professor David Skeel of the University of Pennsylvania Law School pointed out:

    No one doubts that the coming election will be the most important referendum on the size and nature of government in a generation. But another issue is nearly as important and has gotten far less attention: our crumbling commitment to the rule of law.… A sad irony of [it] is that rule-of-law values have been one of America’s greatest contributions to world-wide economic development in recent decades.… In the years after the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, American markets served as a model of the importance of privatization and protection of property rights as the nations of Eastern Europe charted a new economic future. Now we increasingly are the ones that need to learn these lessons.… Rule-of-law matters cannot be separated entirely from questions about the size and role of government. The more government grows, the harder it is to preserve rule-of-law virtues like transparency and clear rules of the game.

    The troubling trend of weakening the rule of law is well documented in The Heritage Foundation’s Index of Economic Freedom. The U.S.’s indicators for the rule of law, which measure property rights and freedom from corruption, have eroded dramatically over the last five years.

    As Americans look to their future, they should seek to advance the rule of law and economic freedom, two key elements necessary for a strong, growing, job-creating economy.

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    5 Responses to Time to Restore America's Rule of Law

    1. Mark Dries says:

      The Rule of Law is the very foundation of the American idea between the citizen's right to pursue life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness from a government of less, not big. Americans abhors injustice when the state exceeds its power when it squashes or picks winners or losers without regard to rule of laws. Today, more than ever before in American history, the Obama administration disregards our laws/statues with a politicized and unblinded DOJ or EPA to harass, exhort or pick winners or losers based on political affiliation. American ideals and laws have been tarnished and must be restored, or the faith in our most precious asset the American people will be lost forever.

    2. Bobbie says:

      This world is tired of men that have no respect for humanity. The rule of law discriminates no one by race, creed or culture. Why has it been and how did it become wrongfully and unconstitutionally challenged to destroy and why can't punishment aid to restore the rule of law?

      The more government control, the more government corrupts with words that mean something else tomorrow, misunderstood today with nothing specific. The more government handouts the more exploits of the weakness in people. The more government the more unfair tax! We want America's values and principles standing today and stronger tomorrow more than ever! In the 21st century, why are we expecting less from personal reliability????? Oh, we aren't. Government is needlessly without constituted authority!!!!!!

    3. Shane Williams says:

      Won't happen, Republicans no longer believe in the RULE of LAW. Just look at what the RNC is doing to Ron Paul.. Removing his delegates, changing the majority of 5 states rule to 8 states ( Ron Paul had 7 states. ) They're doing everything they can to determine the outcome of the RNC. Those in charge of the RNC are just RINO's..

      • Bobbie says:

        It'll break my heart if it's true! I believed republicans were above cheating and why would they do this to our own, Mr. Paul one of America's truest, most dedicated, strong willed?

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