Monday, October 3, 2011

Checks and Balances

Simile that represents the American system of separation of powers and checks and balances:

The American system of checks and balances is like a flower in the sense that both are very delicate and could be easily damaged. The petals of a flower work carefully to protect the inside of the plant from harmful external forces, just as the system of checks and balances and the separation of powers are designed to protect one branch from becoming too powerful. The systems are in place to keep our government, and essentially the country itself, secure, stable, and just.

1 comment:

  1. This is a really good simile. The petals are just like the seperation of powers because the system is designed to protect us and our government. It also shows how one branch could collapse without the others.