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The framers were not perfect.
Any of us can lead by example, even if we are not Martin Luther King, Jr.
The framers found a way to deal with distrust.
The framers had a lot of distrust on their minds.
Framers’ Q: Can we trust a new government strong enough defend us not to also oppress us?
Trust, distrust, and mistrust are equally important in politics.
Politics, distrust, and trust are all tied up together.
What political trust and distrust are and why both are important.
The twenty-fifth amendment and sedition have been getting a lot of attention after the events of January 6.
This is a day that will live in infamy.
This must happen if elections are to be trusted.
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The Unitary Executive debate is long-standing and remains unresolved.
Dissenters from the Unitary Executive Theory argue that Congress can regulate any presidential powers that are not clearly spelled out in the Constitution – so long as Congress does not obstruct constitutional obligations placed on the presidency.
Supporters of the unitary executive theory believe presidents may act without Congressional interference.
The trust-related debates about the presidency from the framer’s time continue to this day.
Populist or partisan presidents sometimes feel motivated to weaken constitutional constraints.
Free course on the presidency. One paragraph per day. Which statements about American political parties are true? They have to be pre-approved by the government.They help candidates mobilize and organize…
Countries with weak democracies host political parties willing to do anything to win.
Presidents can use their connection to the voters to bypass reluctant party leaders.
Political parties can empower presidents to set their own agendas.
Political parties can divert accountability away from Congress.
Free course on the presidency. One paragraph per day. 2.14 Money is power. A president’s political assets can sometimes extend beyond leadership to include money. Under today’s campaign laws, presidential…
Political parties can amplify presidential power.
Political parties became more important as state legislatures directed their electors to follow the popular vote in their states.
Could political parties contribute to checks and balances within the government?
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The framers quickly embraced political parties because of their advantages.
We offer some extra reasons to be thankful on Thanksgiving Day 2020.