The following are three broad views of the presidency by leading historical political figures. Choose one and comment on it. By “comment,” I mean either mainly agree or mainly disagree. Explain why, drawing from the course reading.
You are free to decide which subjects and reading to draw on. There are many different ways to approach your response, and as long as you give evidence for your opinions, you can choose your own way of answering. It should be done in about 7-8 pages.
NOTE: The most recent of these is over a hundred years old. Language changes, and I’ve explained some of it in the brackets. If you want to make sure you understand the point being expressed, I’d be glad to help.
Henry was a fierce opponent of ratifying the Constitution. This is condensed from his criticism of the Presidency, from a speech at the ratifying convention in Virginia in 1788.
[The Presidency] has an awful squinting: it squints toward monarchy. Your President may become a king. If your American president be a man of ambition and ability [in other words, a skillful power-seeker], how easy is it for him to render himself absolute? Can he not, at the head of the army, beat down every opposition? Away with your president! We shall have a king: the army will salute him monarch, what have your to oppose this force? What will then become of you and your rights? Will not an absolute despotism ensue?
Hamilton explained why he thought the Constitution should be adopted in Federalist Papers, also from 1788. He knew that some opponents of the Constitution thought it was not democratic enough and in Federalist 1, he wrote about why too much democracy could be dangerous.
[O]f the men who have overturned the liberties of republics, the greatest number have begun their careers by paying an obsequious court to the people [in other words, flattering and pandering to the worst instincts of the public], commencing demagogues and ending tyrants.
This was written before Wilson became president. It expands on his idea of the president as “leader-interpreter,” as described in the Tulis reading.
The nation as a whole has chosen him, and is conscious that it has no other political spokesman. HIs is the only national voice in affairs…. If he rightly interpret the national thought and boldly insist upon it, he is irresistible, and the country never feels the [need for] action so much as when its President is of such insight and caliber.
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