James Madison was the father of the United States Constitution as well as our fifth President. It was his idea to separate the powers of the Federal Government into three separate and equal branches: The Legislative Branch makes the laws. The Executive Branch enforces the laws. And the Judicial Branch interprets the laws.
He told the other delegates to the Constitutional Convention that he got the idea from “The Perfect Governor” described in Isaiah 33:22, which says:
“The Lord is our judge, the Lord is our lawgiver, the Lord is our king; he will save us.”
This separation of powers prevents us from being ruled by a tyrannical government. Because as James Madison well knew, “The very definition of tyranny is when all powers are gathered under one place.”