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Through the Constitution, Lesson 17: An Introduction into the Separation of Powers

In Christian teaching, Jesus is the lawgiver, judge, and king - He makes, interprets, and executes the laws. The Founders, however, didn't want these three distinct powers residing in a single person or body in our government. How did the Founders take the best features of democracy, aristocracy, and monarchy, and write them into our Constitution? The Separation of Powers protects individual rights. 

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