Lord Acton

Why Was There a Separation of Powers?

Scene at the Signing of the Constitution of the United States

The founding fathers understood that man is inherently sinful.  Sinful man cannot handle the temptation of total power.

“Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Lord Acton

The founding fathers created three branches of government that were supposed to be co-equal: judicial, legislative, executive.

Isaiah 33:22 For the LORD is our judge, the LORD is our lawgiver, the LORD is our king; he will save us.

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