Unformatted text preview: • It is not enough to present the division and trust that it will remain divided. • When power is placed into the hands of few, it breeds tyranny. It should be placed into the hands of many who represent the country as a whole. • The legislative branch pushes its limits – and often has the most power. • Virginia o Three departments are not to be intermixed. If the representatives are all despots, they will act the same as one despot. The ideal government institutes the system of checks and balances among the three departments. • Pennsylvania o Questions whether the legislative and executive branches are guarding the people or are just power hungry. o The executive branch is made up of multiple people – essentially more of a legislative branch • KEY POINT: Simply writing that the branches are to be separated is not enough....
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- Fall '08
- Separation of Powers, executive branches, powers British Constitution, liberty Madison