Federalist Paper - not necessarily equally, among the...

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Federalist Paper # 51 In this paper Madison is stating why the way that the purposed government is set up will in turn make liberty possible and in order to preserve that liberty each branch; executive, legislative, and judiciary, should be independent. In order to guarantee such independence it should be that no one person in any one branch will have too much power in selecting persons to sit in the other two branches. The problem with this is that the people would end up appointing the supreme executives, legislatives, and judiciary members. This is problematic mostly for the judiciary department because judges are appointed for life and have specific qualifications that the average person may not be aware of. Also the departments should not be too dependent on each other when determining a salary. He believes that a government that is there to control the people but also is forced to control itself could be challenging which is why dividing the power,
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Unformatted text preview: not necessarily equally, among the branches will help to keep it in check. I think that the main point of this paper is that justice for everyone is really the main reason to have a government. So as long as government is able to keep liberty alive, the self-government idea will be able to prosper in a larger society. I really agree with what is being said in this paper. I believe that Madison is correct in saying that a country, even one with a large society, is capable of self governing itself. It is also very possible to keep liberty alive and without allowing anarchy to ensue but there are certain ways to go about doing so. I think that the independence of the branches and especially the idea of not allowing them to select members for each other was a very good move. I think that is where most of its power comes from, in the separation of the branches....
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