Similarities Between The Texas Governor And The President

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Essay #2: The Texas Governor and the President Over the years, it has been said that Texas has a very weak governor compared to other states. It has also been said that some people believe that the governor should have more power and that they should be a state 's equivalent to the nation’s president. Here, we will first analyze the differences and similarities between the Texas governor’s power versus the power of the United States president. This will allow us to further discuss whether the governor’s power should be increased or if it should remain the same. We will also determine next as to what caused the Texas governor’s position to be weak in the first place, as well as what kind of changes should be made in order to make the Texas …show more content…
First off, the Texas governor and the United States president are elected by the people and usually win through a successful campaign. Another similarity is that “...presidents use their ceremonial role to augment other roles, so also do governors (TX Politics).” By using their ‘ceremonial role’ this allows both of them to portray a greater leadership image. Through this, it allows the governmental official to seem more prestigious to not only the public eye, but also to the executive and legislative offices as well. Also, both the nation’s president and the Texas governor have the power to veto bills. They both use the power of vetoing to further influence their power over their legislative branch. Therefore, by doing so, it gives them some sort of power. Furthermore, the Texas governor and the United States president have in common that they both are able to be impeached. Both positions are impeached in a similar way by having …show more content…
We can clearly see that the Texas governor is not near to being a powerful government official. And that the governor is no where near to being treated like a ‘mini president’ when it comes to governing the state. If the governor were to have more power, the governor would surely become more effective when it comes to certain bills or policies. However, for the kind of political culture that Texas has, the governor should not be able to have full on control and suddenly become the strongest governor in the nation. But as for now, we will next examine some of the historical reasons that will tell us why the Texas governor is so weak and how the governor’s position became to be so

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