Constitutional Law Debate

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Constitutional Law Debate The Executive Branch According to the American Heritage New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, the executive branch is “the branch of federal and state government that is broadly responsible for implementing, supporting, and enforcing the laws made by the legislative branch and interpreted by the judicial branch .” Moreover, “the executive branch proposes a great deal of legislation to Congress and appoints federal judges, including justices of the Supreme Court .” Why does your branch have the most power? The executive branch of the United States Government obtains the highest power in our democratic system because according to Mallor et al (2010), “Article II of the US Constitution gives the president the executive power-the power to execute or enforce the laws passed by Congress. Section 2 (of Article II) lists other presidential powers, including the powers to command the nation’s armed forces and to make treaties” (p 57). Not only is the executive branch responsible for carrying out laws, it also has sole authority and responsibility for the daily administration of the state bureaucracy (whitehouse.gov). In addition, the Constitution gives the president the power to veto legislation. According to DeLulio & Wilson (2004), “if the president disapproves of a bill passed by both houses of Congress, he may veto it” (p 356). Moreover, “most presidents have asserted the right of
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