(03d) The Three-Power system. How I think it should be in politics.
An example not to follow comes from a time before the Roman Empire, e.g. Alexandre the Great: the more he conquered and thus the bigger his power the less he listened to advise. He became aggressive towards advisers, killed some of his most loyal friends making enemies from within.
As the Head of State has the greatest powers as a person, all members of the other powers and the public should show their respect and rise when he/she enters. That doesn't mean they have to agree with the Head. Indeed, the other powers have the possibility to stop government decisions when a majority in the other powers think certain decisions are bad. Thus, the person of the First Power has a lot of power but needs the other powers to make progress, therefore he/she needs to communicate well with the other powers.
Of course, when a member of a power abuses his/her powers and becomes arrogant, the other person should complain about this directly or when necessary via the other Powers (first via his/her own Power) so that the other power(s) can force the arrogant one to show more respect to its members. Of course, what is being arrogant?
Only when two of the Powers become corrupt there is a possibility this system collapses as the third Power probably becomes corrupt. Indeed, corrupt powers will not consider the uncorrupted power as equal and thus the "good" power (and society as a whole) can't function anymore. Therefore:
- members in the "good" power will be forced out of office and replaced by people who are accepted by the corrupt powers, allowing the three powers to agree with each other (for a while) even when this means in a corrupt way) and thus all three powers become corrupt;
- the members of the uncorrupted power don't want to resign and in order to make decisions, members of the "clean" power have to agree with the policies of the other two powers and thus, members of the "clean" power become corrupt.
Changes may be slow to introduce in Parliament because each time like-minded have to be found. But as the First Power is managing the country, society will not collapse while MPs discuss new laws in Parliament. And the Second Power can make decisions during court cases that may influence society while Parliament can later introduce more permanent solutions.
Most people will recognise this system as indeed it already exist in many countries. It should work at many levels: from the level of the smallest town up to the level of a world government but also in other domains in society.