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    bureaucrats. Institutions do have a tendency to become sclerotic.  Four years is hardly enough time for an executive to get a handle on the mechanisms of governing. Whatever s/he achieves in the first term will prompt increased resistance in the second by people who know there are only four years to go.
    It is not just the executive whose powers must be periodically checked. What affects one entity often has unexpected consequences for another.
    The Congress, however, has rather been consistently keen on power without having to account and shifting responsibility for policy on to the executive.

    We organize governments to provide benefits and prevent abuse.

    by hannah on Wed Sep 12, 2012 at 08:49:09 AM PDT

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