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What was one of the main issues for opponents to the Constitution?


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October 01, 2009 1:08PM

The constitution is a very rigid set of rules, created to safeguard all branches of government in the USA by not allowing them to intertwine, one criticism of this rigidity is that it doesn't allow (for example) cabinet ministers to sit in Congress, nor does it allow a member of one house sit in the other. This can be seen as a problem, on many levels, as too much safeguard and separation of powers (Charles Montesquieu) could create gridlock.
Gridlock is the conflicting of ideas made by an equal number of opponents, thus not (for example) getting a proposal through to the next stage of the Billing process.

So the answer to your question, is the constitution opens the possibility of gridlock by creating a very rigid approach to a separation of powers.