I like to keep things short, sweet, and to the point, but sometimes the explanation of how the U.S. Constitution divides and balances government power gets long-winded. To avoid this, I was just thinking of that scene in National Treasure 2: The Book of Secrets, where everyone is standing on the stone platform. In order to progress, they had to very carefully guide each other into position in order not to risk the precariously-balanced platform falling, taking them with it for a long drop. With the Constitution, it's roughly the same, the different branches of government are meant to balance each other out in order to safeguard the liberty of the people, while still providing order and security to society. If we get it right, it's like getting to the golden city.