Checks and Balances

Checks and Balances


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The system of Checks and Balances is use to prevent each of the government branches to become too powerful.  They have the power to check on each other, and make sure that the are using the exact amount of power. This year 2015, the government has been disputing about president Obama abusing his power. Last month Obama sing a form for illegal immigrants which provided them with a work permit. Although  republicans were not in favor, President Obama still sing it, This action lead the president to court which was cancel by judge. Obama said he was not abusing his power because the Articles of confederation gives him the power to act alone if he believes that he must do something about a case. As we all know, this is not the first time that this has happened, President T. Roosevelt and Lincoln also use their executive order to help people.

“My belief was that it was not only [the President’s] right but his duty to do anything that the needs of the nation demanded unless such action was forbidden by the Constitution or by the laws…. I did not usurp power, but I did greatly broaden the use of executive power,” Roosevelt said in 1913, after his failed bid for a third term a year earlier.

Congress has the power to make laws, after they write a law it must be sing by the president. The president haves the power to sing or veto the law. If the president does not sing the law after 10 days it becomes a pocket veto. If the people believes that the law is unfair, it could be taken to court and the judges will decides if it is acceptable or if it should be discharge.

Power is like a business company. Every employee has a different task to work on, they all have a limited power but they work for the same company. All branches have different function, but all of them are join to the government.