President Assumes Arbitrary Power
McManus, John F., The New American
The U.S. Constitution, that dusty old document many have heard of but don't know much about, creates three separate branches of government and establishes the powers each shall have. The legislative branch, the most important, is granted the sole power to make laws. The judicial branch is granted the least amount of power. And the executive branch is designed to be led by a president who is ordered to "take care that the laws be faithfully executed." There is no law-making power given to the judges or to the president.
The Constitution also requires the president to swear an oath at his inauguration. In it, he solemnly pledges to "preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." Not just some parts of it; all of it. One power given the president allows him to …
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Publication information: Article title: President Assumes Arbitrary Power. Contributors: McManus, John F. - Author. Magazine title: The New American. Volume: 22. Issue: 12 Publication date: June 12, 2006. Page number: 44. © 2009 American Opinion Publishing, Inc. COPYRIGHT 2006 Gale Group.
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