Indecisive people can pass on their responsibilities and “pass the buck,” and advisory people can propose their concepts and lobby for acceptance, but the President can ultimately turn to nobody else. Presidents must make the hard decisions. It is a heavy mantle to bear on those presidential shoulders. It is lonely at the top. President Johnson’s “wise men” possessed depth in their areas of expertise beyond that of the President, who was a master mover of legislation to accomplish domestic social programs but very much out of his league in military matters and international relations.
Although we are currently in a coalition the government still has a majority through the combination of Conservatives and Liberal Democrats. This therefore often renders opposition as a form of scrutiny meaningless and also means that it is difficult for the executive to be held to account. Party loyalty is also very strong. The power of prime ministerial patronage renders many MPs excessively docile and loyal, hence the term ‘lobby fodder’. With the rise in the professional politician many prefer to remain loyal in order to gain power and move up in the hierarchy as opposed to become a rebel who remains in the back benchers.
This was ultimately a success however, a complete disregard of the Nuremburg Laws, that is if they were applied to US presidents due to the overthrowing of a non-hostile government for self-indulged reasoning (Hatch). This showed President Eisenhower’s abuse of his power; however he is never tainted by his actions due to its success as well as the fact that during this era, the second Red Scare as in effect and the fear of Communism was at a high. Eisenhower used this fear as an opportunity to wield his power to its zenith and use the public’s fear as an excuse to do
Values of economic equality and inherent fiscal fairness and responsibility. The idea that government should be a friend of the people. That there can be nation building without empire. These are the very tenets that politicians on both sides of the aisle run their campaigns on today. These however are not the sum of the man.
Another way that Edward IV proved that he was not a ‘puppet king’ as Henry VI was seen as was by removing Warwick’s brother, George Neville, as chancellor. However, although these events showed that he was not controlled by Warwick, there were many failures that outweigh his successes when it came to dealing with the over mighty subjects. Edward was said to have ‘alienated’ Warwick, which then caused him to become over mighty. Warwick was the biggest land owner in England and therefore had a lot of power, maybe even too much power as some people thought when it came to Edwards’s decision. Edwards marriage to Woodville was said to show favouritism as he subsequently gave the Woodville family titles and arranged the best marriages possible for Elizabeth’s sister, meaning that Warwick’s daughters did not get the desired marriages.
Kaiser Wilhem II was an unpredictable, intelligent man with a poor judgement, hardly the kind of person you would give almost unchallenged political powers. The Kaiser's constitutional powers showed that he certainly had enough potential powers to be a authoritarian leader and i believe he fulfilled all his potential by using his power to 'ensure the constitution preserves the power of the elite' which was Bismarks main aim as the chancellor. The Kaiser could appoint and dismiss the Chancellor, dissolve the Reichstag with the consent of the Bundesrat, control Germany's foreign policy and serves as the commander of chief of the armed forces. The plethora of consitutional powers the Kaiser held clearly supports the
Another experience that made him eligible for the job was that he served in the 88th-94th congresses as a member of the Senate. Then, in 1976, he was chosen to be Jimmy Carter’s running mate when Jimmy Carter won the Democratic nomination for president. The pair won the election, and Mondale went on extensive travels, advocating the administration’s foreign policy. Some weaknesses that Ronald Reagan has that I can exploit are that he raised taxes without telling the nation, he believes in trickle-down government, he gives a lot of false information while delivering speeches, and he is outdated and too elderly to be
Chessman gives good insight of how Roosevelt was eager and anxious to get into war with Spain. Chessman also shows Roosevelt’s aggressive mind when it comes to foreign and domestic policies when Roosevelt says, “I always hate words unless they mean blows” (p.67). This is an important concept Chessman shows because it creates the character of Roosevelt being very aggressive and to the point. Something that was disappointing in chapter five was that Chessman hardly talked about Roosevelt winning the Noble Peace Prize (p.126). Chessman sometimes spoke about what seemed like unimportant events throughout Roosevelt’s life, for example, his cattle ranch in the Dakota Territory.
The President has many roles official roles that are outlined in the constitution. One of these roles is the Chief Legislator. It is the president’s job to shape policy, in other words, the president is the head lobbyist. To pass laws, the president can request or insist that congress enact laws that he thinks will benefit the American people. Because the American people blame the president for any problems, the president feels especially obligated to pass laws through congress.
President George W. Bush immediately reversed Clinton's orders on the issue when he was elected (p. 262). A final way in which the executive office has increased in power is in the creation of the Office of Management Budget. The Office of Management and Budget is the office that prepares and reviews the president's annual budget as well as supplying economic forecasts and analysis of proposed bills. Franklin D. Roosevelt was the first president to take an active role in the budget process, which was intended to be solely a responsibility of Congress when the Constitution was written (p. 262). This essay has discussed six ways in which the powers of the executive office have increased since the Constitution was first written.