Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on What Role should the National Government Have within the Federal System. It needs to be at least 1250 words. Legislation meant to have a national impact must pass both houses and be presented to the President to be signed into law. Since all states are represented in the Senate and House of Representatives, it becomes clear that processes in the national legislature supersede all other happenings in state legislatures, and unless otherwise, states and local governments must be governed by laws passed in the national legislature (Storey 21).
This is by far the national government’s largest arm. It is headed by the President, who serves a 4-year term. The Vice President is elected simultaneously, and is often the first in line to assume power should the President die, vacate office upon impeachment or conviction, or become incapacitated (Lowenfeld 19). Although the Executive shares powers co-equally with the judiciary and legislature, the President remains the most powerful individual in the national government. The President’s powers and responsibilities supersede everybody else’s, including all states and local governments. Such powers and responsibilities include:
a) Appointing Supreme Court justices and lower federal court judges, all of who must be approved by the Senate. These judges preside over national, state, and local cases, illustrating the influence of the President’s powers and roles.
b) Appointing a cabinet of department secretaries and agency heads who must be approved by the Senate. These secretaries and agency heads have powers and roles which supersede all other related officials’ in state and local governments. For instance, the Secretary of Agriculture has powers and roles which define the agricultural sector in the whole country.