This article talks about the two branches of government that are in distress. air starts off with describing the executive branch as a “cauldron if turbulence.” It lspeaks about the fueds, disagreements, and choas occurring in the White House and how President Trumps seems to encourage it and revel in it. It talked about breakdowns and government shutdowns. Overall the message this article gave was that there are three branches of the government and all three branches need each other in order to work properly. One can’t be in distress and still have the government work right. They all need to work together.
I picked this article because it directly talks about the check and balances of the branches of government. I thought it would be a good idea to read an article solely about how the branches of government relate to each other and affect one another as they work. This division of powers among the three branches operates as a system of checks and balances to prevent any one branch from gaining too much power. For example, the president can negotiate a treaty with a foreign government, but the Senate has to approve it for the treaty to become binding. And, if a president commits treason or bribery, Congress can impeach him or her.
This article described a situation in which the Supreme Court made a final decision to shut down a program that shields some 700,000 young undocumented immigrants from deportation. The Supreme Court was able to over rule The White House on this idea and decision at hand. The article also talked a little bit about DACA, which we covered on in class. It mentioned how President Trump ended the program, Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, last September, calling it an unconstitutional use of executive power by his predecessor and reviving the threat of deportation for immigrants who had been brought to the United States illegally as young children. Over this article gave a little into the correlation of the two branches, how they work together or even override.
This article talks about how the Congress can save Mueller. President Trump wanted to fire Mueller. Robert Mueller has revived interest in a pair of bills that would prohibit Mr. Trump from firing Mr. Mueller without good cause. This law created what came to be known as the independent counsel, who was given the power to investigate the president and his aides if they were suspected of wrongdoing. Here we see how law can be in place to keep branches of the government in line and under control.