Role Of The President Has Taken On Drastic New Meanings With The Power Of The Bomb

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The Role of the President has taken on drastic new meanings with the power of the bomb, but it was not meant to be this way. The constitution has defined roles that has been taken to new limits about the Presidency, and Numerous Presidents have exploited them for the benefit of Executive power. All of this has led to a culminating loss of power and oversight in the other two branches of government.

The Constitution has three sections under Article 2 that define what the president is responsible for including, Pardons, Appointing ambassadors, ministers, consuls, and judges of the Supreme Court. He also has the duty to make sure that the laws are executed “faithfully”. (Linder) The latter part of Article 2 is what has led to expansion of federal and often executive power. The President is entrusted to carry out the laws that Congress approves and that the President does not veto. This gives him enormous weight to carry out the law in his image and what he deigns should be important and what should not. What is supposed to limit this sort of power is the Bill of Rights. The most prevalent Amendment in the Bill of Rights is the Tenth Amendment, which has largely been forgotten by our government today. The Tenth Amendment states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” this means that anything not directly expressed as a federal government power belongs to…

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