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does anyone even know how the government passes the laws that they do?

the reason that i ask this, is for the fact that many people believe that the president makes all of the laws and rules..


Asked by Anonymous at 1:13 PM on Jan. 20, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (6)
  • There's built in checks and balances. Congress (both houses) have to pass something before it goes to the President. If the President blocks it, Congress can still pass it with a special vote. The Court is there to make sure that what is happening is legal. So no, there is not just one person making the laws and all of the decisions - that's not what the founding fathers wanted. People forget this though and want to lay all the blame - or praise - at the President's feet. He has a large role/heavy burden, but it is not his entirely.

    Answer by Pukalani at 1:59 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Like this:

    Answer by NotPanicking at 1:14 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • Yeah there are different ways laws are passed. Some are presented as Bills. Doesnt anyone or didnt anyone watch School House Rock? Or congress or senate presents something and they take a vote on it and then it goes to the president who can sign it in or veto. Presidents can veto so many and even when veto they can go back and be overruled. Something like that. Its more technical but yea its put to a vote.

    Answer by gemgem at 1:15 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • I know how it is done, but I do agree. Everyone wants to blame Bush and as I said before our government is set up so not just one person rules. It is a whole body of government.


    Answer by slick05 at 1:16 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • and this was the point that i was trying to make, that the president does not run this country by himself it is a body of people.

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2009

  • The president has something to do with it. But he is not the only person. A law has to go threw the senate and the congress, before it get to the president.

    Answer by louise2 at 1:24 PM on Jan. 20, 2009