William E Hudson Separation Of Power Analysis

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William E. Hudson's "American Democracy in Peril" points out different flows in the America's government system. Chapter 2 "The First Challenge: Separation of Power" gives a insight on how the separation of power system is cause government to be unaccountable and unresponsive. It also talks about how a parliamentarian system is more efficient.
First how does Separation of Powers prevent control, responsiveness, and accountability? Separation-of-power makes it so that no one branch has compete power and they all work independently as well as together. Each branch is check by other branch. The Judicial branch makes sure that the legislative branch does not pass laws that conflict with the constitution. The President is commander of the U.S armed
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It is bicameral meaning it has the Senate and the House and they make laws that influence daily life for their constituents. There are 100 members in the Senate and 435 members in the House of Representatives. Congress also makes the budget for the year, laws, and oversees the other branches of government. Article 1 of the Constitution describes what the founding father intend the role of Congress to be. It states important ideas include the separation of powers between branches of government (checks and balances), the election of Senators and Representatives, and the process by which laws are made, and the powers that Congress has. The President is commander and chief. In more resent reason the president has gotten more power. The president decides what American diplomats and ambassadors shall say to foreign governments. With the help of advisers, the president makes the foreign policy of the United States. In this role, the president helps members of his political party get elected or appointed to office. The president campaigns for those members who have supported his policies. Article 2 of the constitution lays out the role of the President. The executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of …show more content…
In this system the prime minster is picked by the political party that has the majority power in parliament. Hudson believes this is a better system due to the fact that because both the prime minster and parliament are a part of the same political party they would try to pass the same agenda. This would make them more responsive because legislation can get passed in a timely manner and more accountable because votes would know exactly who to blame when things go wrong. I believe there is nothing wrong with the separation of powers system. It is working just like the framers wanted it to work. They did not want it to be easy for congress just to pass legislation. The framers wanted to slow down the passing of legislation so they set the system up for it to have to go through the several different systems to get passed. Even with the Separation of power system legislation is still passed wand it is like the framers stated if it is good piece of legislation then it will pass every system needed. Each branch still keep the other in check and they make sure that one does not get more powerful then another. Voters no matter the system will turn out for elections the way they do now. People are only going to pay attention to legislation that impacts them. If voters see their representative does not vote the way they wanted voters will how their representative

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