February 1, 2010 – May 21, 2010 BA621 Business Law Lesson #2 Assignment #6 1) One of the basic elements in the Constitution is the separation of powers in the government. What ethical norm would guide the framers' thinking in creating a system with a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances? Clue: Consider what might happen if one branch of government became too strong. Both separation of powers and a system of checks and balances are vital to preserving the framers’ values of individual freedom from government interference. A written code establishes the rules of engagement for each party in government and creates a self-defense mechanism in each branch to prevent being overpowered by another. The efficiency of the government is the main cost, as new laws must often go through scrutiny of more than one branch before becoming law, which can be overly time-consuming in pressing situations. 2) If the framers of the Consitution wanted to offer the protection of unrestricted speech for citizens and
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This note was uploaded on 05/06/2010 for the course BA LMA01 taught by Professor Weinstein during the Spring '10 term at Antelope Valley College.