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?!
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.