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    Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Note the question says the Office of President. Not any particular individual.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Some would argue yes, some would argue no.

    The choice all depends on who is in the office.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Note the question says the Office of President. Not any particular individual.
    I would say that yes, the office of president has too much power. But then, the devil's in the details. Today's world is moving so fast that it is often very much in America's best interest if the president has the power to get things done not just overnight, but sometimes within hours or less...and in such situations it is flatly impossible to expect Congress to act quickly enough for the nation's best interests.

    In other words, what must happen is that the right one for the job must be chosen. For good or for ill, thanks to how fast the world moves today, that's what must be done.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Yes the president has too much power, in regards to because of how fast the world works is a load of garbage. If we have a direct attack the president is allowed to take military action without congress, however this is already in our constitution. The president does not have authority to say "because congress didn't pass my bill on illegal immigration I'm going to take executive authority and over ride congress".

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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    No. The legislative branch has proven to us that it has the power to impede or delay a majority of the initiatives set forth by the president.

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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by Unitedwestand13 View Post
    Some would argue yes, some would argue no.

    The choice all depends on who is in the office.
    It kind of depends on who controls Congress also.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Not as long as someone keeps the POTUS in check somehow. And for me it doesn't depend on what party holds the office. The POTUS is not a dictator and he/she should always have to get at least 1 of the 2 houses of Congress to approve of and fund whatever he/she wants to do.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Yes and it is partly Congress' fault for giving power to the President.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Not at the moment, but the reintroduction of the line-item veto or fast track negotiating authority would be an overreach of power on the executive branch's part.
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    Re: Does the Office of President have too much power?

    Quote Originally Posted by SocialDemocrat View Post
    Not at the moment, but the reintroduction of the line-item veto or fast track negotiating authority would be an overreach of power on the executive branch's part.
    Interesting. I think they do have too much power, but the line item veto is one power that I would like them to have.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

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