10 January 2012

On Consolidation of Power

By James Madison from Federalist Papers 47 (h/t Flopping Aces)

“When the legislative and executive powers are united in the same person or body, there can be no liberty, because apprehensions may arise lest the same monarch or senate should enact tyrannical laws, to execute them in a tyrannical manner.”

That's why we have Separation of Powers.

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