Calvin Coolidge once stated in a Massachusetts State Senate, “Men do not make laws. They do but discover them. Laws must be justified by something more than the will of the majority. They must rest on the eternal foundation of righteousness.”
Calvin Coolidge had expressed an opinion held many people the power of the rule of law. The rule of law is a concept which applies to all citizens stating that no one, not even the ones who created laws are themselves above the law. This rule offers people the safety and assurance that no such tyrannical rule would ever take place of our nation.
The rule of law shows the country its commitment to freedom with a system of the rule of law, the people’s rights are ensured that they would never have to fear unequal judgment in one case or another. The founding father’s initial worries have always been equality. Even with the establishment of the three branch system did the founder implement a check and balance system to make sure no branch had more power than another branch. Citizens of the country want to be treated with the same respective even if they are not a participant of one of the three branches.
The rule of law though doesn’t just cover the concepts of man being above the law, but in fact instills the most common and democratic principle our nation has today, the right to due process. The rule of law shows that governmental authority can only go so far, it needs to be backed up by written constitutions and laws. The government cannot take action on anything without a basis that the founders and framers and set up for them. If they did, that would break the rule of law and there for also destroy the citizen’s rights.
The concept of the rule of law can be first seen in the earliest and most famous of charters and documents, that is the Magna Carta (The Great Charter). This document in a short sum limited the rights of the King and allowed the King to gain support of its people. This in respect started the act that no...