But people still need to recognise we have an institutional responsibility to do oversight on the President” Garry Bass, Congress. This quote supports my view on the Congress being a watchdog. If the Congress is a lapdog, the President can have a free ride on running the country how he wishes and not represent the people’s view. However that is not the case as the President cannot do everything which pleases him. However, looking at the statistics such as Bill Clintons presidency, in the first 2 years which was a united government, Congress exercised limited oversight, and when needed to, asked softball questions, however , when Republicans took over Congress, things got much harder as they seek to hold the President to account, and after a while, impeach.
Furthermore, neither the Prime Minister, nor the cabinet signs a bill once it has been passed; rather the Governor General signs the bill. The parliamentary bill to law process is superior to that of the congressional process, because the American system, creates inefficiencies due to the all or nothing veto which the President has. Furthermore, this all or nothing veto system; creates what is called Omnibus legislation. Which is where several bills are bundled together; therefore, if the President really wants a bill to pass he or she may have to also accept a number of unrelated bills. Essentially, a President may be enacting a bill into a law, for which they know nothing about.
Thomas Gordon argued against this because he thought that if anyone would know how the government worked, it would be the private men. They would be the people who were directly impacted by the laws enacted and executed by the government. All people, therefore, should have the opportunity to have a say in what goes on in the government. The second concern for the Founders was to what extent the people should be involved in the government. Although the people had a right to be involved in the government, the author of Caesar No.
It is very obvious from the way Hamilton Spoke in Federalist no. 78 that he didn’t take a care for the judicial system because it doesn’t affect what he is most concerned with, which is the wealth of society. In all actuality I think the Federalist Founders would be surprised by the judicial system if they could see it present day 2012. I think the Founders would be very shocked at how the Supreme Court creates the standard procedure for everyone else in the United States. 1788 which was the year that Hamilton wrote Federalist no.
Tyranny is a government in which a single ruler is vested with absolute power. The Constitution had guarded against tyranny in four different ways which were Federalism, Separation of powers, Checks and balances and big states vs. small states The beginning guard against tyranny was Federalism, which is a political concept in which a group of members are bound together by covenant. James Madison had stated in a “Federalist Newspaper” about Federalism and how it basically worked for the Colony. Federalism protects against tyranny because Federalism isn’t an absolute power, it’s a division of power to certain members of a covenant. The additional guard against tyranny was Separation of Powers which means the government was separated into different branches.
Both houses have to pass a bill before it becomes a law. An other advantage is allows for representation on a reasonably equitable footing for both large and small states. Only the House can impeach a President or executive officer in government. Then the Senate plays judge and jury in all impeachments bought on by the House. The disadvantages are the recurrent gridlock seen in Congress, even if the a House passes a bill it still has to go to the Senate.
In agreement, I believe all shall follow for strictly guidelines and restrictions, not to be precise within each Amendment, not one should uphold detail. The unwritten Constitution refers to traditions that have become part of our political system. Although George Washington warned us against Political Parties, they nominate candidates for office. Political Parties are not written into The Constitution, yet the people of the United States are left to vote and decide who the winner of the elections will be, and who will take the position as the next President of the United States. Yet, another reason why we, as a nation, alter the Constitution in our own ways, still allowing each part as an indication of mandate.
Separation of Powers is the division of power between the three branches of government- legislative, executive, and judicial. Baron de Montesquieu believed that no one branch of government should have too much power. When congress passes a law, the Supreme Court declares it constitutional or unconstitutional. The Constitution separates the powers among the three branches so no one person or group can control the government. The power is distinct, but
The principle organ of the US state is to legislate, represent and scrutinise the other, safely separated, branches of the government. First of the three elements in which Congress’s primary role plays is in legislation. The very first article of the Constitution lays out how this is done. Bills initiated by both the President and members of Congress are almost certain to be substantially modified as they go through the legislative process, making it very difficult for the President or any political faction to force through their policy agenda. Congress has been somewhat effective in passing laws such as the PATRIOTIC Act under Bush and the Healthcare Reform Act under Obama both show’s that Congress can legislate when it needs be, especially with a majority in both houses.
This mean Congress is a decentralized institution. C. The Evolution of Congress * The Framers did not want to have all powers concentrated in a single governmental institution. They wanted to balance large and small states. * Bicameral legislature- a lawmaking body made up of two chambers. * Critics of Congress complained the body couldn’t plan or act quickly.