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Dual Executive/President - College Paper

Dual Executive/President


The idea of an elective head of state for the American chief executive,
in its conception, was virtually without precedent. The idea of an American dual
presidency, split between domestic and foreign arenas is itself without
precedent. A dual presidency would suit America well due to the pressures of
the office of President of the United States. As Commander-in-Chief, the
President bears incredible pressures and responsibilities. The President not
only has power in the United States, but also tremendous influence throughout
the world. It is not arrogant to change the presidency in order to manage
America's vast interests all over the globe. The US is certainly not
isolationistic anymore, ...

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in the concept of a
plural executive. Back in the time of the writing of the Constitution, some
anti-federalists wanted a weak executive. This weak executive was called a
plural executive or an executive council. (Storing 49) The purpose of such a
plural executive was not only to weaken the executive, but also to prevent a
monarchy from ruling. In fact, an anti-federalist named Randolph opposed an
executive-of-one so much that he believed it to be the “foetus (fetus) of the
monarchy.”(Storing 93) Yet today the threat of monarchy is laughable.
The proposed dual executive has no intentions of weakening that branch.
Rather, a dual executive makes the branch more efficient, focused, and in touch.
`Plural' is not a fitting term for the dual executive. This is because a
plural executive implies several office holders, or a committee. The more people,
the more chaos and disunity occurs.
In the 70th chapter of The Federalist Papers, Alexander Hamilton made a
case for an ...

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PAPER DETAILS
Added: 4/23/2007 02:49:05 PM
Category: Government
Type: Premium Paper
Words: 1214
Pages: 5

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