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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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