Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Federalist 51 and Madison
In the Federalist paper #51 Madison shares his views, as well as most of the government's views on checks and balences. Federalist 51 addresses ways by which appropriate checks and balances can be created in government and also advocates a separation of powers within the national government. Madison was a believer in this idea (mostly because it was written by him). Madison believes that in order for there to be a free country, the government needs to be extremly focused on every part of the government (including checks and balences). Madison believed that in a republican government, the legislative branch was the strongest and the way america should decide on checks and balences was to split up the legislative branch into little branches, letting each of mini-branches a chance to focus all their energy on the making of checks and balances.