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" But the great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same department, consists in giving to those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. "
Consolidation of Bank Examining and Supervisory Functions: Hearings Before ... - Page 156
by United States. Congress. House. Banking and Currency Committee - 1965 - 602 pages
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The Complete Idiot's Guide to American Government

Melanie Fonder, Mary Shaffrey - Political Science - 2002 - 361 pages
...period of time. But interpretation of its meaning continues more than 200 years after its inception. "[T]he great security against a gradual concentration...the several powers in the same department consists of giving those who administer each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives...
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The Politics of Education: Conflict and Consensus on Capitol Hill

John Brademas - Political Science - 2002 - 134 pages
...government and consists, as James Madison wrote in The Federalist Papers, "in giving to those who adminster each department the necessary constitutional means and personal motives to resist encroachments of others. . . . Ambition must be made to counteract ambition." DEALING WITH THE WHITE HOUSE The pattern...
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The Essential Federalist and Anti-Federalist Papers

David Wootton - History - 392 pages
...the legislature in this particular, their independence in every other would be merely nominal. But the great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives, to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of...
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Our Documents: 100 Milestone Documents from the National Archives

Michael Beschloss - Juvenile Nonfiction - 2006 - 256 pages
...the legislature in this particular, their independence in every other would be merely nominal. But the great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of...
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Encyclopedia of Constitutional Amendments, Proposed Amendments, and Amending ...

John R. Vile - Law - 2003 - 635 pages
...each branch would protect liberty by resisting encroachments on their own power by the other two: But the great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of...
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American Social and Political Thought: A Reader

Andreas Hess - Political Science - 2003 - 480 pages
...authoritative mode of introducing amendments, it is neither wholly federal nor wholly national. But the great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of...
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The Domestic Sources of American Foreign Policy: Insights and Evidence

Eugene R. Wittkopf, James M. McCormick - Political Science - 2004 - 404 pages
...one branch to encroach upon another would be beaten back. As Madison explained in Federalist No. 51: "the great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. . . . Ambition must be made to counter ambition." To some extent, this theory has worked well. The...
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Constitutional Government: The American Experience

James A. Curry, Richard B. Riley, Richard M. Battistoni - Civil rights - 2003 - 625 pages
...members, the real device for ensuring responsible government goes much further than these safeguards: The great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. . . . Ambition must be made to counteract ambition." [Emphasis added] And in the famous excerpt from...
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The Federalist Papers

Alexander Hamilton, James Madison, John Jay, Clinton Rossiter - Fiction - 2003 - 648 pages
...the legislature in this particular, their independence in every other would be merely nominal. But the great security against a gradual concentration...personal motives to resist encroachments of the others. The provision for defense must in this, as in all other cases, be made commensurate to the danger of...
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History of American Political Thought

Bryan-Paul Frost, Jeffrey Sikkenga - Political Science - 2003 - 834 pages
...maintaining the separation of powers. In direct opposition to the no-gap principles, Madison famously said: [T]he great security against a gradual concentration of the several powers in the same dep . . . Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected to the...
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