The Policy Making Process The Policy Making Process Policymaking is referred to as the actions and decisions taken by the government with an intention to solve problems and improve the quality of life for its citizens. It is an invitation to struggle as portrayed in various instances in the constitution making process. in 1788, the congress was divided into two respective houses while power was divided equally among the judicial branches, executive, and the states of the federal government. The struggle is a central point in the US constitution thus a relationship between the congress and the president. The constitution states directly to separations and other balances of powers as it offers little guidance between the legislature and executive. It is imperative that certain powers bring out the invitation struggle, which was deliberately built-in by the founders who participated in the drafting of the constitution1.Recalling the circumstances surrounding the constitution drafting process we find that the framers were likely to be revolutionaries who detested kings. They framed the constitution in a way that it could not facilitate the development of the kingdom. The founders also guard against placing of excessive power within the executive and sharply limiting the presidential powers with the intention of inviting a struggle2. On the other hand, they gave the president too much power over matters of war after being troubled by the conflicting Europe’s history caused by high and mighty kings. The drafted constitution limits the presidential power to enter into war through handing congress control of the spending situation. This is the most effective and complete weapon in which a constitution can arm their representatives for obtaining grievances, thus carrying into effect any necessary measures.Constitutional Founders had in mind the attempt to curtail war by limiting funding. Lee Hamilton reminds about the need for tension between the Congress and President. The president is not under obligation to make any decisions based points brought forward by the congress and should feel compelled to hear them3. The congress does not exist to criticize and serve at the pleasure of the president. The invitation is a quite deliberate and a well thought mechanism created by the constitution framers to mandate wider consultations between the executive and legislature before entering into war. Division in power is an invitation to struggle since it ensures proper measurers before entering into war and that the congress cannot divest power to venture into war4.Policy making on Issues concerning terrorism and security is often labeled as the president’s task, though the major decision is made in conjunction with the key advisors in various departments. Policies of sanction mostly rely on the moral weakness of the targeted nation on the hope that it will be toppled by the difficulties because of the sanctions. The American system continues to demonstrate resilience, mitigate change and the capacity to temper. It has touted the war on terrors as war of ideas in information warfare and public diplomacy5. Regarding the Washington battle, many anticipate the present regime crumbles in the presence of the Arabs, and it does not guarantee that the replacement will stop enriching levels of Uranium. Recent discussions lay much tribute to preemptive strike as an option.Reference List Bardes, Bardes A., Shelley, Mark C., and Schmidt, Steffen W. American Government and Politics Today: The Essentials. New York: Cengage learning, 2011.Campbell, Andrea L.. How policies make citizens: senior political activism and the American welfare state. Australia: Princeton University Press, 2003.Strausser, Jeffrey and Gilgannon, Denise. New York: Barrons Educational Series, 2004.
The Policy Making Process