This week, we’ll be examining the governmental structures and answering some common questions about what is, and what is not, the Constitution’s role in creating law.
What Is the Executive Branch?
“Executive” is simply the term used to describe the governing or directing body of a government; it is not a constitutional office. The Constitution does not establish an executive branch, it defines the scope of the president’s power. The president may only act within this power. The executive is the person who holds the position of the president, whether directly or indirectly, such as through an elected vice president or a cabinet officer. In the United States, this branch forms the central authority of the government. The president makes key decisions regarding the country, while the Congress is the body that both creates and passes legislation to implement these policies. It is, essentially, the branch that writes the laws.
What Is the Judicial Branch?
The judicial branch is the body of the government that interprets and applies the law. The Constitution does not specifically mention the judiciary, but rather states that the “judicial Power” shall rest with the “United States”, “a Supreme Court”, and the “Judges” of these courts. The Constitution does not establish the judiciary, rather it defines the structure of the branch and the scope of its authority. Generally, the judiciary is the branch that hears and decides cases regarding the legal interpretation or application of a particular law.
It is worth noting here that the Supreme Court is, in fact, the court that decides cases regarding the Constitutionality of statutes and executive orders. However, this is a very limited task, as it is not involved in the day-to-day running of the government. This task is the responsibility of the executive branch. If the executive determines that a particular law is unconstitutional, it is the duty of the judiciary to hear and decide the case. The role of the judiciary in defending the Constitution is an important one, but it does not involve the creation of law, except in the limited case where the Constitution is itself being interpreted.
What Is the Legislature Branch?
The legislature is the body of the government that creates the law. The Constitution does not specifically mention the legislature, but rather states that the Congress shall have the power to “regulate Commerce with foreign Nations, and among the several States, and with the Indian Tribes”. Because this is a broad power, the Congress generally has the authority to pass any law it wishes, with only a few exceptions, such as enumerated in the Constitution. The legislature is responsible for creating the law, determining the scope and limits of the executive’s power, and making the appropriate checks and balances to ensure the Constitution is followed. In theory, the legislature forms the central authority of the government, establishing the framework upon which democracy is built.
How Do I Become Part of the Government?
If you want to get involved in the running of the government, you can start by joining a political party. The two major parties, the Democratic Party and the Republican Party, regularly accept new members who are interested in participating in the government. Once you are a member of a political party, you can become a candidate for public office, including the presidency. If you are elected to public office, you will have to take an oath or affirmation to abide by the Constitution and protect the rights of Americans. Once you take this oath, you will become a member of the governmental branch that you were elected to. It is also possible to become a government contractor, and be paid to provide services to the federal government. There is ample opportunity to get involved in the government, and it is not limited to a single career path. Additionally, interest in becoming part of the government is not exclusive to Americans, as many countries have similar structures. The best advice is to use these opportunities and become an active participant in making the country work. This way, you can feel good about yourself, your family, and your country.