The Parent’s Power

As you are growing up, your parents control everything you decide to do ranging from the clothes you wear to the friends you get to hang out with. Teenagers see their parents as incredibly controlling and as if they only want to ruin their social life. What we, as children, don’t see is that behind every “No” there is some serious thought and consideration into their decision. Their is also deliberation with their partner in which they talk about the pros and cons of allowing you to do what you are asking them permission to do.

Many people in the United Stated believe that the person who has the final say in all political issues is the President. Many people see the President as they would see their parents, evil and selfish. Yet the reality is that the President does not get the final say. The President does the same thought process as he chooses what policies he should present to congress. Then congress decides whether or not to approve the policy. In the White House’s website it say’s “The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-In-Chief of the armed forces…The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress, although Congress may override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses,” (The Executive Branch). It also says that the president can negotiate and sign treaties, but it has to be approved by congress with a two-thirds vote.

This shows how although the President may seem like he has a lot of power, he truly does not. He may have a lot of political plans he may like to present, but with out a two-thirds vote he will not be able to pursue these plans.

So, although many people view the President as a parent, in my opinion he is viewed as the child asking for permission. I say this because in most cases, the plans the President and a teenager have get cancelled. The parents, in this case, would be congress.They hear what the child, the President, has to say, they think about it, talk amongst themselves, and vote. The answer to his request lies in the majority vote. Just as parents get the final say, congress gets the final say.

Many people blame the President for policies that are not established, although promising it, or they get mad that the President allows certain laws to pass. What they don’t see is that behind the President, is congress making all the decisions.

This image shows a child (The President) that was not allowed to do something by his father (Congress), so he went to his mother who allowed him to do it. Unfortunately, this is not the way it works for the President. It's a two-thirds vote, or nothing.

This image shows a child (The President) that was not allowed to do something by his father (Congress), so he went to his mother who allowed him to do it. Unfortunately, this is not the way it works for the President. It’s a two-thirds vote, or nothing.

“The Executive Branch.” Web. 5 Dec. 2014. <m.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch>.

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