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.

Listen to An Introduction into the Separation of Powers to catch the seventeenth installment (lesson 17) of the series “Through the Constitution“ with Daniel Sheridan.  For more posts on the U.S. Constitution, please visit the “Know the Constitution” category of our website.