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The congress is more powerful than the president because Congress has more foreign policy powers than the president. The president can make treaties with other countries but here comes the checks and balances again, ⅔ of the senate has to agree. Another reason would be the President can make an executive agreement with another country but congress can “go behind the presidents back” and tell that country to not sign with the president. Lastly Congress has the power to create, eliminate, or restructure executive branch agencies such as the CIA, National Security Council, or the Department of Homeland Security.
Congress is more powerful than the President because Congress has ways to turn the president's decision making around. The president can veto a bill but Congress can override the veto and the president cannot create a law unless you consider an executive order to be one but can easily be turned down by the next president. Another example would be the President is the final destination for a bill to become a law and he can choose to sign it or not. If he does not sign it though and congress really likes that bill, they can override the president's veto, in this scenario the president does not have much power. Lastly The president appoints cabinet members and he can do so fast but he has to wait for the senate approval. He cannot keep a cabinet member if the Senate does not approve.
Congress is more powerful than the president because the congress has enumerated powers. Examples of that would be Congress is in charge of all tariffs and excise taxes. Meaning tax is levied on certain goods and commodities. Also, the president has more power when it comes to war but congress actually has the power to declare war while the president cannot. Also the congress can raise and support armies and a navy, the president is the Commander in Chief so he has a lot of power over the military, but he would not have any power without an army or navy in which the congress creates. Last example for congress having the enumerated powers over the president would be Congress has the power to lay and collect taxes. One of the country's huge sources of income comes from taxing our people and the congress regulates it. The tax money goes into everything from maintaining roads, supporting our military, to space exploration. The president neither has the power to lay nor remove taxes. The president can lower taxes or raise taxes but cannot get rid of it completely.
The Constitution clearly states that states can have their own militias. Meaning the federal government can not control the state militias, the actual states do and they get to elect their own officers. Another is with the standing army, they are not there to take our natural rights away, their main purpose of the standing army is to protect our country as a whole, not too turn on our own citizens.
We need the government to tax its citizens. If we get taxed all of that money is going into protecting ourselves and funding for things to make our country better such as schools, roads, communications, etc.. The anti-feds want to cut our taxes so people end up making more money but we can’t think about ourselves, if we get taxed we are also helping our country as a whole. Another very important reason to tax is that we are in debt, a big debt, and we need the money coming in so we can get out of this hole that we dug ourselves into.
The standing army is protecting the people and they are not taking our inalienable rights away. They are protecting everything we work and live for. Would you still stand by a militia and elect an officer and leave our country unguarded while we are under attack from another nation or would you side with the standing army and let them do what they are trained and prepared to do and go directly into action.
We need a standing army so that we are always prepared for a war. If a war does happen then our standing army will already be trained and prepared to defend our country. Many strong countries such as Russia and China have standing In Brutus 1 anti feds don't like the idea of a standing army, they want state militias but those prove to be ineffective, as in if a nation declares war on us we cannot build up our army quickly, it will take time and plus they will not be near as trained as a standing army. Though the federalists did listen to the anti federalists and added to The Constitution that states can have state militias but we keep the standing army as well.