Political trust is strengthened by guaranteed political and civil rights.
The courts have been generous in how they assess the constitutionality of various executive orders.
The framers created a Constitution that limits and divides power in multiple ways.
Elected officials will align with our interests only if they believe we will hold them accountable.
Presidents use executive orders to create laws or to modify laws, rules, and regulations.
Trust requires that political participation and decision making are inclusive & free from coercion.
The Constitution can contribute to trust.
Any of us can lead by example, even if we are not Martin Luther King, Jr.
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.
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.
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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.
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Political parties became more important as state legislatures directed their electors to follow the popular vote in their states.
Do we want USA to join the other countries on the map?
Voters and political parties became additional sources of presidential power and accountability.
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