The President Of The United States

777 WordsApr 20, 20154 Pages
There are many flaws in the actions of the President of the United States using executive action to shape policies for the United States, but congress plays a major role in the reasons why there are so many issues pertaining to the use of executive action. Another flaw is that it is not spelled out in the constitution that the president is allowed to bypass congress on any issues that are not attended to. Congress makes a huge fuss about the president executing his executive actions but congress is the one from the beginning that granted that right to him in the first place. The presidents use of executive action on issues, that when applied, bypasses congress. Executive Actions are used to remedy a fundamental lack of action by congress…show more content…
Therefore, it is unconstitutional and goes against America’s political system. The old congress failed to act in the first place on an important issue pertaining to the immigration policy. For the past years congress has been sweeping immigration under a rug and turning the other cheek. Eventually someone is going to take initiative to fix a long overdue problem that he believes is for the greater good. In this case Obama took initiative to try and come up with a solution for the immigration policy that he believed was a right move to advancing the well-being of others. This sets the platform for the new congress coming into office. They are going to act in their own way that pleases them when it comes to the action that Obama took. Obama took the first step in trying to change an important issue that has been unattended to for years, and now since the egg cracked the new congress is going to have no other choice but to act on the issue. When it comes to the entire nation people might not think that the President was acting collectively in his approach to the immigration policy, but in his eyes he was doing it for the good of the people. Acting collectively, which Weissberg definded as,“members of the victorious party do not represent their district majority, except in so far as district majorities are congruent with the national majority” (Weissberg 1978, 537). The failure of congress put the president in a position to where he felt that
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