The Constitution’s framers intended to make the president independent of Congress; however, not so powerful constitutionally. Evidently, nowadays, the presidency is recognized as the most influential and crucial office in the federal government of the USA (Norton College, 2021). Consequently, it poses a question of whether it should indeed be like this or the whole political system of the country should be urgently revised and returned to its initial state.
To begin with, according to the Constitution, the president is in possession of military and primary diplomatic powers. However, Congress delegating more authority to the president and the cold war led to expanding one’s control, which now people refer to as “imperial presidency” (Norton College, 2021, para. 2). Naturally, society may be disturbed by such a change in the presidency and its dissimilarity with the framers’ initial intentions. That is why the more influential the federal government becomes, the more people consider it wrong and request its immediate revision. Personally, I believe public opinion to be relevant in this case, considering that it is unreasonable to give the powers to only one person and expect to rule the country without having any difficulties along the way.
Furthermore, the military conflicts of colonists with the British were the primary reason actually to consider independence, but some still sought the king’s reconciliation. Unfortunately, less than half of the colonies agreed with the need for them to become independent and stop the blood-shedding (Hand, 2020). Thomas Jefferson’s writings, however, then revealed the king’s disapproval of such a decision along with his unwillingness to stop slavery (Hand, 2020). Overall, the leader’s harshness to the public might have ended unsatisfactorily if independence was not granted to the colonies. Therefore, I would have voted for it as well to support the colonies and provide them with the ability to govern their lands and people without any interference and military conflicts.
Hand, T. (2020). Americana corner: Debate over the declaration of independence. Bryan County News. Web.
Norton College. (2021). Essentials of American politics. Norton. Web.