Why Trump Will be the Most Powerful President Ever

Written by Grant M. Deltz

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Franklin Delano Roosevelt was arguably the most powerful president the United States has ever had. After serving  twelve years and a month in office during World War II, there had to be term limits enacted for the president. He also had his “court packing” scheme for the Supreme Court allowing him to appoint extra judges to get his New Deal passed.

That was following the Great Depression and the WWII years.

Since then we’ve seen the executive branch grow more powerful in it’s role within the United States government. The War Powers Act has allowed the president to bypass congress with many military actions.

We’ve also seen a tradition of abusing the role of executive orders coming from the Oval Office.

Now, with all of the build up of power for the president, we have elected Donald J. Trump to be the next president of the United States. Not only that, but he is being given a Republican majority House of Representatives, and a Republican majority Senate in addition to his future Supreme Court nominations giving conservatives the majority on the bench.

So much for checks and balances. We could have avoided this if we had only listened to George Washington,

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the people and to usurp for themselves the reins of government, destroying afterwards the very engines which have lifted them to unjust dominion.”

The two party system enabled the possibility of this much power being given to the president. It doesn’t matter if it is Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson or even Ron Paul in office; no president should be given that much power.

There’s no telling how President-elect Trump will use his power, but I’ll give him a chance until he proves to be a power abuser.

  • Joe Mamma

    Obama’s fiscal budget that would not pass the last six years, the almost exact same budget except with more pork for republicans will now pass with little resistance.
    Same or more deficit. Debt ceiling will be raised again. more debt will be added, and more funding for planned parenthood..Mark my words.

    Almost forgot..Trillion dollar stimulus with Trump’s name attached to it first order of business for Trump

    • Leopards Spots

      Trump isn’t obummer but he isn’t’ Jesus Christ either. Give the man a chance.

      • Joe Mamma

        You mean lower the expectations on promises since you were fooled by the snake oil salesman??

        • Leopards Spots

          Well that hasn’t happened yet so that is just speculation on your part.

          • Joe Mamma

            He already promise more entitlements and another trillion stimulus.. Should we believe that?

          • Leopards Spots

            Give the guy a chance! We have had 8 years of a guy who did nothing be feed his ego at our expense. At least Trump is talking about what he can do for US for a change. No one gets to do all they promised during a campaign. I am not naive enough to hold him to his best case scenario but he has got to be better than a close muslim, foreign born socialist commie.

          • Joe Mamma

            I’m not a democrat nor have I ever voted democrat.
            I dislike Obama as much as any conservative does But to call him Foreign born sounds bigoted and discriminatory because he’s not.. He’s a constitutionally naturally born American citizen of this country like John McCain is and like Ted Cruz are.. That’s something a bigoted hateful Trump supporter would say.. Let’s be civil first and then we can find a compromise..

          • Leopards Spots

            Ya know sometimes the truth sounds like something that should never be heard. I really don’t care what you think about it. Head in the sand much?

          • Joe Mamma

            You listen to Alex Jones obviously if you think Obama is a foreigner, no need to ask if you blindly follow Trump since his claim of a fake birth certificate never materialized but you still believe him..

            Where are your facts that both Obama and or McCain are constitutional foreigners.. Are the children of thousands of service member/US soldiers born abroad not Americans or qualified to serve as POTUS?? Don’t be naive man and read your constitution will you.. or Like Trump you’ve never picked one up to read it or a bible.