I believe we are all familiar with this document are we not ? Well, in it contains the power and authority of the President of the United States of America. This is some SERIOUS power. Let's revisit that section of the Constitution and behold all this great power given to Barack Obama, the most powerful man on the planet baby.
Clause 1: 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.
Clause 2: He shall have Power, by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law: but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.
Clause 3: The President shall have Power to fill up all Vacancies that may happen during the Recess of the Senate, by granting Commissions which shall expire at the End of their next Session.
He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, on extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall Commission all the Officers of the United States.
That's it ?
It sure looks like the PRESIDENT can't do a whole lot without the Congress...outside of being over the Military. I mean, the way this thing was written , you'd think the drafters of the Constitution were scared of one person having too much power. They act like they just escaped from some kind of crazy azz empire that had a really sick minded king who controlled everything they did and they didn't want the President to be anything like that. Talk about paranoia man.
I did find this one interesting thing when I looked at the powers of the Congress that suggests some sort of meshing between the two branches.
Clause 4: Joe Biden
Vice President of the United Statesshall be President of the Senate, but shall have no Vote, unless they be equally divided.