It’s been a while since I’ve addressed this issue, but I’ve recently heard and read several references to the federal governments three co-equal branches,” which prompts me to reiterate a point Ive made hereon several previous occasions:


Yes, the notion that the Constitution created three co-equal branches of government is an article of faith among most Americans. Its popularly viewed as the provision that gives us our system of checks and balances. But its not true. In reality, theres no mention of “co-equal branches” or checks and balances in the Constitution.


Most ofthe politicians who have played the co-equal card ...

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It’s been a while since I’ve addressed this issue, but I’ve recently heard and read several references to the federal governments three co-equal branches,” which prompts me to reiterate a point Ive made hereon several previous occasions:

Yes, the notion that the Constitution created three co-equal branches of government is an article of faith among most Americans. Its popularly viewed as the provision that gives us our system of checks and balances. But its not true. In reality, theres no mention of “co-equal branches” or checks and balances in the Constitution.

Most ofthe politicians who have played the co-equal card ...

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