April 30, 2017

100 Words -- Checks and Balances

The Constitution’s checks and balances were designed to make governing hard, as President Trump has discovered. In a recent interview, the president complained about the “archaic procedures” of Congress. “You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House … and some of the things you have to go through — it's really a bad thing for the country, in my opinion.” You could get more done in a streamlined system, but the Founding Fathers were more worried about the return of the king than getting things done. Maybe that’s why it’s easier to change presidents than the Constitution.


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