Write 3 page essay on the topic Separation of Powers and Checks and Balances.
This special document, regarded supreme, provides the means by which each of the three branches can resist the incursions of the others. Drawing from a rich background of theories from scholars regarding a systematic order of governance, the framers of the US constitution drew up this basic charter conferring sufficient institutional powers to govern. While aware of the power of the masses, the charter had in it inbuilt safeguards.1 As such, the document withheld the principle of abridging the liberties of the citizenry.&nbsp.Nevertheless, no one institution was to wield absolute power. Indeed as said by Madison,
“the truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted…Since the general civilization of mankind, I believe, there are more abridgement of the people by gradual and silent encroachment of those in power by violent and sudden usurpation…The accumulation of all powers. legislative, executive and judicial in the same hands, whether of one, few or many …..may just be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”2