Because of the president’s ability to veto legislation, some people argue that we actually have a tricameral system—two houses to pass bills and one person to keep them from becoming law.
If there is widespread support among registered voters for both gun control and Dreamers, why haven’t our elected members of Congress passed laws to take action on these issues? The reason, in part, is related to our Constitution.
What happens if large numbers of elected federal officials die or become incapacitated? Who runs the country?