The Myth of Three Co-Equal Branches of Government
By Gary Porter
February 11, 2019
Speaker Pelosi is not alone in her confusion as to our government’s design, the “Three Co-Equal Branches” myth has been drummed into millions upon millions of public school children’s heads for probably the last one hundred years. A simple Google search finds people ranging from reporters,to sitting Congressmen, to lawyers groups and, of course, educational websites repeating this patent untruth.
Ironically, this is perhaps one of the easiest myths to debunk these days, but there is more to the story and great cause for concern; not just over the persistence of the myth and our nation's constitution ignorance which perpetuates it, but more so over the current state of affairs in the federal government today. How closely are we conforming to the Framers design?
Gary Porter is Executive Director of the Constitution Leadership Initiative, Inc., a project to inform Americans about the Founder’s view of their Constitution. In addition to being a regular contributor to CT, he writes regularly for the Fairfax Free Citizen of Fairfax Virginia. Mr. Porter also teaches at various locations around Virginia.