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    The Executive Branch is responsible for carrying out the day-to-day administration of government business such as enforcing laws, defending the country, and managing the commons.

    The power and influence associated with the office of the President of the United States has been growing. People talk about the President’s agenda, the administration’s agenda, to push bills through Congress. That’s not the way it should be. The President’s agenda and focus should be entirely on the effective and efficient day-to-day administration of government business, enforcing laws, and defending the country. The President should not have a legislative agenda — that belongs to elected representatives and senators. Candidates for the office of President should not campaign on passing this or that bill because that is the legislature’s job. Candidates should campaign on how organized, ethical, and effective their administration will be in defending the Constitution, enforcing the laws, and carrying out the daily work for the people.

    In the United States Constitution, Article II, Section 2, Clause 1 states: “The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States, and of the Militia of the several States, when called into the actual Service of the United States; he may require the Opinion, in writing, of the principal Officer in each of the executive Departments, upon any Subject relating to the Duties of their respective Offices, and he shall have Power to grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offences against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment.”

    Powers of the President:


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