Separation of Powers
Each function checks and balances the others in order to protect liberty from government power. However, modern regulatory agencies have accumulated all three functions, becoming lawmaker, executive, and judge. James Madison referred to this concentration of power as “the very definition of tyranny.” We are headed in that direction as modern regulatory agencies increasingly control every major aspect of our lives.
Under our Center for the Separation of Powers, PLF fights to rein in this unconstitutional “fourth branch” and to restore the proper structure of our government.