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.
What political trust and distrust are and why both are important.
Do we want USA to join the other countries on the map?
The framers gave the President limited supervisory power.
“All civil Officers of the United States” defines who is subject to impeachment.
The framers were clear that the President was to be accountable to Congress.
Two candidates for governor stand together, calling for civility among voters.
Some of the framers wanted an Executive Council to advise and bind the President.
The framers decided power was to be divided between the executive, legislative, and judicial branches of government.
The framers agreed to establish a strong, flexible presidency that would be constrained against tyrannical behavior.
Insulating the President from election politics was a big part of the framer’s strategy.
The framers wanted a presidency that served the common good.
The framer’s fear of incapacity was balanced by their fear of tyranny.
The framers wanted to avoid the tyranny that absolute power brings.
When the framers created the presidency, they were intent on solving two trust-related problems.