The Constitution for the United States of America
Section 2 - Paragraph 2
He shall have power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make treaties, provided two-thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, judges of the Supreme Court, and all other officers of the United States, whose appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by law: but the Congress may by law vest the appointment of such inferior officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the courts of law, or in the heads of departments.
The power to make Treaties is granted to the President. The fact that the Senate is charged with approving all Treaties creates a check and balance against the unbridled power of the President being able to arrange Treaties by himself.
Since the President and every member of the Senate has taken an Oath to Honor, Obey, and Defend our Constitution we should not have any problems with a violation of our rights, which the Constitution was written to secure
The President also has the power to appoint Ambassadors, judges and other officers for the Federal Government, generally with the approval of the Senate.
Here, again, the Senate is the Check and Balance in the appointment of officers for Federal Government.
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