Wednesday, May 16, 2012

What Separation of Power?

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If we’re to have a formal government, the concept of the separation of powers is not all that bad. Most accept that James Madison and his associates at the constitutional convention meant to place some check to each branch’s authority, otherwise one would over power the others in short order. Indeed, not separating the powers, such that the same institutions or people control the legislature, executive, and judicial functions of government is asking for arbitrary rule, or in other words, tyranny.

It’s for this very reason that the present system is unfit. It looks great at first, on paper. One branch writes the laws, an entirely different branch is supposed to carry them out, and still a third group is to act as judges. But closer examination reveals something that should raise one’s suspicions about the effectiveness of separation.

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