The question is; How did the founders insure that the very strict LAWS in the U.S. Constitution that limited the power of those elected to office, be enforced?
My answer is, it's in the second Amendment right above the right to bear arms law!
"A well regulated Militia," being necessary to the security of a FREE state, the right of the PEOPLE to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.
The well regulated militia was the town by town, village by village, state by state, way to educate the population not only in the SAFE use use of arms, but also about the LAWS set forth in state Constitutions and the Federal Constitution.
The whole country is divided up into states that have their own versions of Constitutions, counties that are involved in local matters, and in my state Oregon, precincts that elected local political representatives.
In the early years local Militias did fire suppressions, flood and disaster clean up, and local law enforcement, usually as VOLUNTEERS !
Switzerland may still have a similar protective agency.
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