Differently from the Classic model, the NSC members are elected by the public along with the president and the congress members except the military wing. This new structure of the NSC will prevent the possible unchallenged presidents in the foreign policy decision process and also will diminish the bureaucracy’s intervention to the NSC, reducing the NSC’s efficiency by carrying the internal bureaucratic conflicts into the NSC. The elected president and elected staff of the NSC will be more effective in foreign policy due to their decisions based on consensus without limited by bureaucratic conflicts or turning into an approval mechanism for a crusader type president’s foreign policy strategies. President’s role in my model is limited with its symbolic role over the US public and much more limited autonomy in foreign policy decision making process. In this new framework, the president’s broad role in foreign policy decision making process will be balanced and thus, the possibility of costly plans such as; Invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan due to ambitions of crusader type presidents will be decreased.
What a president must know in order to handle his role as the most powerful man in the country has been up for debate for decades. There are some that believe the role is best served as a minimalist president in which the president allows his delegates to have more power in making decisions. Some believe that a “Self Reliant President” who takes the personal responsibility of handling most presidential responsibilities is best. Strategic competence is a mix of both approaches is which some situations are handled by the president’s delegates and some by the president himself. Every president have strategic competence in order to best govern the nation.
In other words, Tocqueville is saying what he most dislikes about the American government is the fact that they have too much power. By saying “irresistible power” he is implying that it is a force that can not be prevented. The U.S government is a representation of the majority and Tocqueville is saying from his experience the government is too strong, almost like a tyranny. By comparing the U.S government to his European government he is able to argue why the majority is too strong and its dangers to society. While Tocqueville makes the argument that the government is the overpowered majority, another philosopher, Horace Mann, gives the government an actual role in
They have a clear sense of where they want to lead the country and an ability to communicate. Presidents have to operate openly with systems that share power. Presidents influence can greatly impact the public in the way they respond in times of crises. 3. The information the public needs to know when they vote for potential candidates are
In the scope of government, this style of leadership can be referred to as statesmanship. In Federalist 70, Publius calls for a strong executive in order to provide the robust energy needed to maintain the republic. A strong executive can prioritize the country itself over the law of the country, thus going against popular and accepted opinion to do what is best for the country. This behavior of putting the country’s needs over the desires of the public is the key aspect in the statesmanship style of leadership. Furthermore, the statesman is more focused on the long-term impacts that their decisions will make on the institution rather than the immediate satisfaction of the public because the well-being and longevity of the institution is prioritized over what the public desires.
Should the Executive Privilege Be Absolute In United States, the Executive Privilege played a positive role on the president in domestic and foreign policy decisions, defend national interests and the protection of national defense secrets. However, this privilege can be abused by the president and executive members as well in seizing power, even provide legal basis to disguise their illicit activities at the White House. In my point of view, I think the executive privilege should not be absolute due to lack of transparency and supervision on the matter of personal interest and national security. As the strongest nation across the global, the president and members of the executive of the United States has the power to conduct a number of operations or information in secret and the executive privilege grants them to resist some legislative and branches of government for disclosing those communications if would potentially interfere the functions of executive branch (Legal Information Institute). However, with such privilege, anyone could make mistakes.
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.’ If this duty was not carried out, Congress could impeach the President, or accuse the President of crimes. If found guilty the President could be removed from the office.” Without the enforcement of a law, there cannot be accountability under the law, which is essential to a functioning
Evidence to show this is how he jumped to defence the Army in the Zabern affair without knowing anything about what they had done. This could show how the Army had control over the Kaiser and could get away with anything but does not carry that much weight in general as he could have just been defending the army’s prestige. On the other hand there is some evidence to show that the Kaiser was powerful enough, such as how he replaced anyone who went against his will, the Chancellors an example of this. Other evidence of this is how he had an attitude that leads him into wanting complete power over the country. Overall, it would seem that the Kaiser did not have an entrenched autocracy because of how people acted when they were not around him and because of how his power was not always absolute.
Jackson 's presidential activism was resulting not only from his superior self-confidence and personal charisma, but was also based on his contention that he was the most legitimate representative of the people, having been elected nation-wide, and therefore by definition was allowed to operate with few restrictions. Once he assumed office, he took the unprecedented measures of removing out a significant percentage of well-established bureaucrats and replaced them with some of his supporters, with party strengthening implications for the smaller Democratic Party. Toward the end of his first term he completely replaced his cabinet. People in opposition of Jackson thought of his behavior as tyrannical authority. Jackson 's era is frequently viewed as the age of democracy.
“Hayes’ presidency is an excellent illustration of how party stalemate and equilibrium can hamper effective executive leadership.” Some events Hayes’ presidency that can lead to see him as a hero are the following. President Hayes “appointed a commission heed to investigate the largest patronage office in the federal service,