Comment: 4th Branch

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4th Branch

I haven't thought it all the way through, but I was wondering if there could be another branch of "the government", funded directly by the people, whose sole job is to examine the activities of any and all government activities to discover/uncover violations of the law (including abuse / corruption, etc) and to have the power to prosecute.

My thinking is you need something that eats itself. In other words, something where the government eats itself... the end point, whether achieved or not, is to destroy the government. The default position of this branch is to assume and presume that every government servant is corrupt.