Powers of the President


Powers of the President:

I. The President shall be the Commander-in-Chief of all the military, excluding State militia

II. The President shall establish the following Cabinet positions:

  1. Secretary of Defense
  2. Secretary of the Interior (manage Federal lands?)
  3. Secretary of Foreign Affairs
  4. Secretary of Commerce (including transportation)
  5. Secretary of Finance (taxes, budgets, debt)                                                           [See Addendum]
  6. Secretary of Veterans Affairs

III. The President shall nominate justices to the courts but these justices must be approved by 60% vote of the Senate

IV. The President shall have the power to enter into treaties                                         [See Addendum]


Limitations of Presidential Powers:

I.    Executive Orders cannot override or change laws

II.   No “Czars” can be employed by the President

III. No treaty can override provisions of the Constitution


 Duties of the President:

I.   To enforce the Constitution

II.  To enforce the laws as written by Congress                                                                [See Addendum]

III. To prepare a balanced budget prior to January 15 each year                                 [See Addendum]

IV.  To gather accurate statistical information on the economy                                   [See Addendum]