Bush administration

Schlesinger comments that corruption seems to make an appearance in the White House every fifty years. The suggestion here is that exposure, as well as retribution vaccinate the Presidency against inherent, latent criminal proclivity for around half a century. Whatever the case, presidents require support from al governmental branches for effective leadership. This failure marked Bush administration.

Novak Robert claims that Bush cut the loneliest presidential figure in the last half century, with congress constantly putting him under pressure. This is a consequence of seeking greatly expanded power (Bensing n. d. ). Conclusion The unitary executive theory essentially puts the President of the United Sates above the law. As per the United States constitution, all authority comes from God. It is channeled to the level of the people, down to the Supreme Court and elected Congress, ultimately ending up at the president’s level.

The job description of the last node in the chain of authority as presented is the execution of laws drawn up by elected Congress for efficient leadership of the people. Simply put, the citizens are King, with the President and Congress subject to the People’s will. Legislative duties do not lie in the President’s docket; all executive authority the office possesses is necessarily subject to Congress’s instruction and direction. The administrations of Truman and Lincoln indicate that governments work best as representative autocracies as opposed to as autocracies.

With respect to the theory under discourse here, the courts must step in and set the record straight. In such a progressive nation, which serves as a model of leadership for other nations, the theory in question has no place in the United States government system (McGinnis). The element to address is not the office of the presidency, but defenders of the theory, like Calabresi and Yoo, along with their invention, ‘cult of tradition’ (Bensing n. d. ).


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