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Unformatted text preview: Senate is a salutary check on the government Six years, indirect election Less numerous Designed to cool the passions of the house Gridlock o Not intentional, but what gets done takes forever o The danger is mutable legislation democracy is always changing its mind and creating new legislation o Stability is good because it creates the respect that is needed for government The Presidency o Create energy o Stability o Administration o Unitary energy and responsibility Promotes responsibility o Duration Allowing him/her to pursue measures whose ultimate good may not immediately be clear o Re-Eligibility Infinitely re-eligible The vote is distance by the electoral college not a direct election The Judiciary o The president has military power...
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- Fall '08