Saturday, September 17, 2016

Gouverneur Morris, the Penman of the Constitution

Today is Constitution day. Gouverneur Morris, the author of the Constitution deserves to be remembered:
Perhaps his speaking prowess was one reason why he spoke (173 times) more than any other delegate at the convention. The other reason was that he was a man of firm opinions.

He was a strong proponent of separation of powers, with effective checks and balances. “[T]o minimize potential for corruption, power had to be divided between the president and the Senate. As the president was to nominate … and as the Senate was to concur, there would be security.”
An article worth your time.