"If we extend the triad of Executive, Judicial and Legislative powers to a tetrad we can construct, Word (Law), Executive, Judicial, Legislative, or Executive, Judicial, Legislative, and People, or Body. The tetrad is like the duad in that there is a great deal of polarity between the units. The Pentad shows a balance or harmony of the American people that was meant to be kept by using the device of the Constitution."
"Each of the four components of the tetrad is like a link of a chain: If one is weak, the system, as a whole, is weak. If one is broken, the system, as a whole, breaks down."
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