The Constitutional separation of powers is the people’s bulwark against one branch engaging in the “politics of the moment” in the conduct of the public’s business. The planning, financing, and construction of major infrastructure projects often require long time periods which transcend the terms of office of many elected officials, particularly with term limits imposed for elected officials. The financing and bonding of these large infrastructure projects necessarily require stability in government. The constitutional separation of powers doctrine produces long-term stability for government, as a consensus must develop among the branches to budget and execute the functions of government.

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