”Where the law is subject to some other authority and has none of its own, the collapse of the state, in my view, is not far off; but if law is the master of the government and the government is its slave, then the situation is full of promise and men enjoy all the blessings that the gods shower on a state.”  – Plato.

Without enforcement of the law, the law has no authority.  The current US Constitution has no functioning enforcement.  The balance of powers does not give the Constitution authority.  It only effects turf battles between the three branches.  Where one of the branches can find advantage by ignoring the law, and they can do so without infringing on the turf of the other two branches, they can and usually will do so.  To have authority, the Constitution must have authority.  To have authority, it must have enforcement.  A properly constructed office of the Reeve of the Constitution would enforce the law on the government, thereby giving it true authority.

Stumble it!