Importance Of Texas Plural Executive

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The Texas plural executive exists to limit the power of the Texas Governor with the exception of the Secretary of State. The people of the State of Texas and not the governor himself elect all positions of the plural executive with the exception of the Secretary of State. The offices that make up the plural executive are Governor, Lieutenant Governor, The Comptroller of Public Accounts, Commissioner of Agriculture, Commissioner of the General Land Office and The Secretary of State. The reasoning for the formation of the plural executive is to limit the power the governor has. This means that each executive does not have to listen to the governor himself and any major change the governor tries to pass has to be approved by each executive. The …show more content…
Both sound similar in terms of responsibilities they might have but are very much different perspective wise. The Commissioner of Agriculture serves as the head of the Department of Agriculture and is responsible for carrying out laws on the agriculture in the state of Texas as well as enforcing consumer laws on all weights used for trade and commerce (“The Commissioner of Agriculture”). The Commissioner of General Land Office holds the responsibility of managing all public land in Texas such as airports, parks, etc.
Lastly there is the Secretary of State whose salary for the 2012-2013 fiscal year was $125,880 ("The Plural Executive”). The secretary of state might been seen as just a record keeper but holds responsibilities such as granting charters to Texas corporations, processing requests of extradition of criminals to and from states and administering state election laws ("The Secretary of
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Essentially as the 10th amendment of the U.S Constitution states “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people” ("Tenth Amendment"), to comprehend this correctly we look at the services that the U.S Government provides and we can safely say that all policing power is given to the states (which is what the Plural Executive is). So Texas as a state has its own government to police to regulate anything outside of the U.S governments reach, anything that the U.S controls in unreachable by Texas or any other

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