Powers of the Presidency

Powers of the Presidency

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  • Powers of the Presidency: Featuring Garfeld and President Obooma
  • Obooma, I need you to destroy Mondays!
  • Why not Obooma, you're the President, cant' you do what you want?
  • I can't do that Garfeld, I'm not allowed.
  • No, and let me explain why.
  • Oh, so everyone who works with you has to agree?
  • You see Garfeld, while I am considered the most powerful man in the USA, i can't just do anything.
  • Not quite, Garfeld.
  • I don't have absolute power, my power is limited by the people and other parts of our governement.
  • This, Garfeld, is the Capital Building. Congress meets here, and they vote on whether laws are passed or not. They make the laws, then I decide if they're passed, or i can veto them.
  • So I need you to work with them, and then Mondays will be forever vanquished?
  • But wait, Garfeld, there's more!
  • This is the Supreme Court Building. In here the Supreme Court presides over cases, and they check my power as well. If I help pass a law, they can still come in and decide that the law is unconstitutional, and then the law is gone. As well as this, they preside over impeachment hearings.
  • Ugh! Is everyone in the US in charge?!
  • Well....
  • As you must know, I was voted into my office. If the people of the U.S.  don't like what I do, I probably won't be reelected. So because of this, I have no choice but to answer to the people as well.
  • That actually makes good sense...
  • It's very upsetting that not even you can destroy Mondays. 
  • I guess you're right Obooma, thank you!
  • Otherwise, we could have a dictator, and that would be just like the government we left to form this great country.
  • Garfeld, understand that these are some of the reasons our government works.
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