Monday, March 29, 2010

Federalist 51

In Federalist 51 many good points are made by Madison and I think he is very correct and that the system put in place is working. When you have a system of government like a monarchy their is always the chance that those in power will abuse it and run things the wrong way. As Madison says, "if men were angels, then there wouldn't be any government needed". But we are human so we do need government and we were able to show for sight and see that we would have problems if we didn't instill an effective system of checks and balances. The system we have now is made for conflict the different branches will have problems with each other but they will balance each other out and keep one another in check so that no one has to much power. I believe that the system does work and that Madison was right.

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