In the words of Tom Rice (who serves as a United States Representative) states, “Our Founding Fathers created the Executive Branch to implement and enforce the laws written by Congress, and vested this power in the president.” An important purpose of our government, as stated in the Preamble of the U.S. Constitution is Promote the General Welfare. The president of the U.S. plays an important role in ensuring our government’s actions are working toward this goal. Among the most significant presidential powers that can Promote the General Welfare are Executive Privilege, The Ordinance Power, and Executing the Law. President Trump’s decisions helps us understand the importance of the powers because how well it works to achieve Promote the General Welfare.
Executive Privilege gives Trump the power to refuse or disclose certain information to the Congress or court to be remained confidential. It is usually about conversations and communications between the president and closest advisors. In U.S v. Nixon, 1974, Supreme Court said: can claim executive privilege when it comes to national security, but not in criminal proceeding. Trump might invoke executive privilege with Mueller Report, for example, a particular page reflected on protected conversations.
The Ordinance Power is another power that gives the president power to issue executive orders. Executive orders are directive, rule, or regulation that has the same effect as a law. This power applies to Trump when he declared the border as a national emergency in order to get the amount needed to pay for the wall.
Executing the Law gives Trump the right to enforce, administer, and carry out the provisions of federal laws, even if he does not agree. Basically, their responsibility is to make, to perform, to do, and to follow out. To list a few examples, the president has total control towards immigration, social security, and taxes.
A power that has made an impact in life and still continues to do so is Executing the Law because of the action that Trump has proceeded with. He has separated families, so ALL adults entering the United States without permission could be prosecuted; children were sent to Department of Health and Human Services. For example, majority of Trump supporters, view South and Latin immigrants as a target of trouble in the United States like he does too himself. In Trump’s speech when he announced his candidacy, he said, “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people with lots of problems, and bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re bringing rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” From this point, Trump was being ineffective in promoting the general welfare because people are seeking for a better lifestyle that may open the door to opportunities that they may not have back at home.
In conclusion, among all the executive powers, Executive Privilege, The Ordinance Power, Executing the Law fall under as a best fit to comprehend the ideas behind the significance of an important purpose of our government, Promote the General Welfare.