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And the Question is… Why is it that even though George Bush has a Republican House of Representatives and Senate, he is blocked for many of his proposed bills?...why doesn’t Bush take advantage of this situation and actually force through bills that would, by a more mixed Congress, not normally be approved by Congress?
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GOVERNMENT GRIDLOCK! Separation of Powers; Checks and Balances GOV 310 Lecture 2 Keith
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Lecture Outline I. Why separate governmental powers? II. The Three Branches III. The Checks and Interactions
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Why the Separation of Powers? Constitutionalism Agreed-to governmental structures, political processes, and limitations on the uses of power
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Why the Separation of Powers? Abuse is less likely Madison: “great security against a gradual concentration of…powers” Create a state of tension
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Early Writings on Separated Powers Hobbes ( Leviathan ) Harrington (Oceana) Locke ( Second Treatise on Government ) Montesquieu ( The Spirit of Laws )
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Montesquieu “there can be no liberty where the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or body…”
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