The Constitution for the United States of America
Section 1 - Paragraph 1
The Executive power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold office during the term of four years, and together with the Vice President, chosen for the same term, be elected as follows
This Paragraph establishes the office of the President of the United States of America and places the powers of the Executive Branch in that office.
Executive Power does not include any Legislative or Judicial Powers.
This is the second step in a Separation of Powers created by our Founding Fathers.
Article 1 establishes the first of the three Branches of the Federal Government - the Legislative Branch.
Article 2, establishes the second of the three Branches - the Executive Branch.
Article 3 establishes the third of the three Branches - the Judicial Branch.
Each of these Branches was established to have separate powers and authority and they were strictly prohibited from infringing upon the power and authority of the other Branches. These Branches were also created to keep each other in check.
When the Constitution says the Executive powers are vested in a President of the United States of America it grants the President the authority to manage the affairs of the Executive Branch of the government - and nothing else.
The Executive Branch cannot make laws. They have no power to hold court. The only thing the Executive Branch can do is manage the day to day business affairs of the Country.
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