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Which matters more, having a constitution, or what a constitution requires?
Is republican democracy sufficient to stop tyranny?
Is representative democracy any better than a pure democracy?
Why should we care about rights?
Why not direct democracy?
The framers had a lot of distrust on their minds.
Voters and political parties became additional sources of presidential power and accountability.
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The power to pardon creates some overlap in the powers of the presidency and those of the court.
The Twentieth Amendment largely removed the need for power to convene or adjourn Congress.
The president was to participate in law-making, with Congress in the lead.
The framers gave the President limited supervisory power.
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The Written Opinion Clause appears to limit the President in several ways.
The Constitution is silent on the related presidential power to remove.
Several framers worried the power of appointment could be abused.
To faithfully execute the laws of the land, the presidency was assigned executive power that was mostly undefined.
Faithfully executing the laws of the land is one of the most important obligations of the presidency.
The framers feared that a president could be seduced by a foreign power to harm the country.
The framers feared a president could be seduced by a foreign power.
The President’s war powers were quite constrained.
The President would be fully empowered to act in defense of the nation.
The framers agreed that the President would command the armed forces – with several explicit reservations.
The President was to have five main responsibilities.
“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.