This compromise helped give each state equal say in the government. As John Samples said to the Cato Institute in In Defense of the Electoral College, “ … the Electoral College makes sure that the states count in presidential elections… an important part of our federalist system - a system worth preserving… federalism is central to our grand constitutional effort to restrain power.” (Doc C). Since this nation is founded on federalism (the sharing of power between national and state governments), it only makes sense that each individual state would want equal say in the nation’s government. Samples knew that to keep the government running smoothly, each state needed equal representation in the government, thus the Electoral College.
Both a candidate and president must represent voters and help them fulfill their needs. Candidates and the president are expected to have a friendly aspect about them so that they are relatable to the majority. Candidates must exert leadership, by being aware of the events going on in the United States and how they will fix, change, or continue the way they will run the country. A president and candidate must be able to speak with confidence, the people want a strong, decisive leader. Other attributes of both a presidential candidate and president include, honesty, trustworthiness, an optimism.
The Executive Branch, unlike any other, has a chief or leader that the people vote for, the President. The President can veto laws or bills, but Congress can still override this veto with a two-thirds majority vote. When the President’s tasks are not carried out, Congress can impeach the President or accuse the President of crimes. If found guilty, the President could have his or her job taken away. According to my Social Studies books, “The President’s main power however, would be to make would be to ‘take care that the laws be faithfully executed.’
Also, the Senate and House guard against tyranny by giving the small states the same amount of say in the Senate and the large states have more representation in the house. Our Constitution guarded against tyranny very
It is designed as a method of national inquest into the conduct of public men”. Later on in the speech, Jordan speaks about impeachment again and states “A President is impeachable if he attempts to subvert the Constitution”. She provides a clear definition and even states James Madison’s view of impeachment when he was at the Constitutional
He or she is the commander is chief of the armed forces. The President also nominates judges and justices and maintains the cabinet. These powers don’t seem very powerful. But however, the President can be very powerful, especially when the Congress and the President work together, for example when the presidency and the Congress are held by a single political party. In this case, it is very common for the President to set policy that the Congress merely rubber-stamps.
The Judicial Branch is the judge of any laws that the President or Congress passes, they decide if the law goes along with the Constitution. Without this system our government would fall into a complete disaster and most likely become a dictatorship. Given these points, it is obvious that the power in our government needs to be
The Honorable Ramona Salvarez Devin Hardin P.3 1. Question: How is your role in government different from an elected official? Answer: My position is a federal circuit judge. My role isn 't different from an elected official since I was appointed by a democratic president.
The core role of this division is to ensure the laws implementation is with utmost faith. The US president is the head of the executive and the CEO (chief executive officer) of this arm of government. The other departments making up this arm are the cabinet departments and independent agencies in government. President is the commander in chief of the US armed forces. According to Brandt the president plays a significant role in the process of law making, for instance, after the Congress has approved the bill it is forwarded to the president for approval.
In addition to this, it also includes public servant such as those who work for ministries and Federal and State Governments. The members of the public service do not change with the Government, they task are responsible for the day-to-day running of the ministries and government departments properly. Executive branch has the task to implementing the law and constitute to our Yang Di-Pertua Agong, government, police force and army force. The separation of power in Malaysia their system is almost the same with United Kingdom.
Melissa Kay Olivieri 2516826 March 8,2017 Throughout Chapters 4 and 5 of America’s Constitution: A Biography, Akhil Reed Amar details the president 's powerful responsibilities and limits as well as how those relate to either a monarch or a governor. In Chapter 4 Amar focuses on how the president 's power will compare with other types of political power both foreign and domestic. One of the differences included the amount of time a single term of presidency would be-four years as opposed to a monarch 's lifetime reign, or a governor’s one year period. An important change in how the president came to be in office was that he was chosen from the people he would govern, this was not true of either monarchs or governors.
The presidential selection process was also a problem during the Constitutional Convention. The Virginia Plan suggested that the president should be selected by Congress because its members had the best knowledge and understanding of how the presidential selection process worked. In Federalist Paper No. 68, Hamilton asserted that the “men most capable of analyzing the qualities,” hence the members of Congress, to select the president since they had enough information on the presidential candidates to evaluate and make a reasoned judgment on which candidate would fit best in the president position. Pennsylvania delegate James Wilson, on the other hand, opposed this idea and suggested that the president should be selected by ordinary citizens.
As citizens we tend to elect our leaders, especially the president, based on promises, reputation, and life decisions. When voting for the next president of the Unites States we are simply voting for the person whose character we like best. Their promises and platforms reveal what they believe in and their statements and arguments reveal what they truly stand for. For the citizens of the Unites States character is a extremely important factor in determining who they vote for because character reveals the personality and beliefs of the president. However we must acknowledge that Presidents are also human and they make personal decision due to what they see best for them and not the rest of the country.
If the president is going to have power over the Supreme Court as well as the many other aspects of the government that we have mentioned before, Xlandia might be at risk that all the power is given to only one person. This can cause major problems and eventually lead Xlandia to exactly where they were before, a dysfunctional government, with a dictator, telling each one of you exactly what to do. In order to avoid this we must make sure that the president knows there is limitations to where his power goes. We are finally at the last section of government.
The use of these powers determine if the president is going beyond the limits of the office. Many argue that the president has abused these powers with the use of the Unitary Executive Theory, which states that the Constitution puts the president in charge of executing the laws, and that nobody can limit the president’s power when it comes to executive powers. It therefore tips authority from Congress to the presidency, upsetting the power of checks and balances.