To place the use of force under objective legal control.
A written constitution objectively defines the nature, scope, and limitations of government powers serving as the individual’s protection against the government.
“A republic if you can keep it.” — Benjamin Franklin
Federalism is the principle of dividing political power vertically between federal and local governments.
The separation of powers is the principle of dividing political power.
The federal (central) government consists of three branches.
“Ambition must be made to counteract ambition.”
Under capitalism, it is the actions of the government that are regulated so that the rights of the individual are protected.
Pure democracy is collectivist mob-rule.