Branches Of Government : The United States

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Branches of Government
Though the United States follows a republic approach to writing legislation and passing law, technology presents a challenge. In an environment that changes daily, technological legislation will no sooner be passed, and it is already obsolete. The rate of technological advancement and espionage present a real threat, not only to the United States, but to the world. How can law be generalized so as to affect a process relative to technology and software design that prevents transnational crime?
A Collaboration between Three Branches
The framers were well aware of centralized authority, which they found to be arbitrary and unjust. This ideology led to tyranny. They needed to create the government system to avoid it. Therefore, the governmental functions were divided into different branches, this principle was heavily influenced by the theories of philosophers John Locke, and Charles de Montesquieu (Hall & Feldmeier, 2012).
The framers adopted Montesquieu’s idea of tripartite system, which stated in the United States Constitution. Article I established legislative powers in a Congress, separated into a House of Representatives and a Senate. Article II established executive authority in a president. Article III, established judicial authority in a single Supreme Court of the United States (docoffreedom.org, 2015).
During the ratification debates from 1787 to 1788, some critics charged that the separation of powers in Articles I-III, of the Constitution,…
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