PoliSciJanuary 16

PoliSciJanuary 16 - January 16, 2008 Continuation of...

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January 16, 2008 Continuation of previous lecture Lincoln believes the legitimacy to keep union together is an attempt to  live out ideals in Declaration. o Authority for constitution comes from the degree in which it is  used. What are those ideals? o Inalienable rights: life, liberty and the pursuit of  happiness Why these ideals? Where does their authority come  from? That to secure these rights governments are  instituted among men, deriving their powers from  the consent of the governed.  Authority exists when there is consent “in” authority Lincoln: adherence to these ideals “an” authority Can Political Authority be Limited? Separation of Powers/Checks and Balances “power corrupts. absolute power corrupts absolutely” vertically: Feds, Federal Government, state Horizontally: executive, judicial and legislative
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