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Federalist 51 What is this one about? Info on fed 51 Each dept has a will of its own so they should have as little to do with appointing the other branches as possible We need ways to control the abuse of government One of the most famous quotes in American history… If men were angels, no government would be necessary. If angels were to govern men, neither external nor internal controls on government would be necessary. In framing a government which is to be administered by men OVER men, the
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Unformatted text preview: great difficulty lies in this; you must first enable the government to control the governed and in the next place oblige it to control itself. • So… what the heck does this mean in plain ENGLISH?!? So, how do we accomplish this? • Separation of powers with checks and balances You do this so the government branches will control each other and themselves • Justice is the end of government....
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This note was uploaded on 03/26/2008 for the course GOV 310L taught by Professor Kieth during the Fall '07 term at University of Texas.

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