NewsDepth Inbox: Season 48 - Episode #16
NEWSDEPTH QUESTION OF THE WEEK: In this week's episode, we learned about the power of the President. Write to us about which power you think is most important: veto, pardon or executive order!
Miles, Maryland Elementary: I think that the most important power that the President can use is a pardon. It is very powerful to be able to completely clear someone's criminal record without the criminal having to go through any consequences. I don't necessarily think that is a good idea to have this power, or use it excessively, but I still think it is the most important presidential power.
Macie, Northfield Elementary: I think a veto is the most important, because if someone wants to make a law and sent it to the President and it is not safe or not needed, then the President can veto it. I also think a veto is important, because if a veto didn't exist and if the President doesn't like it but he/she can't not make it a law. That is why I think a veto is important.
Kyndal, Ayer Elementary: I think that the power of pardon is the most important, because you have to forgive in order to make peace in this world. Some of the reasons bad things happen in our world is because people don't forgive. That is why I think that the power of pardon is the most important.
Stella, Columbus Gifted Academy: I think that the most important power of a president is the veto. If a president sees a problem that has been overlooked, it is important that they stop it. If the President can't veto a bill, then certain society members may be affected in a bad way. That is why I think that a president's most important power is a veto.
Emma & Eve, Jordak Elementary: We think that the President's most important power is the Executive Order because it gives him the power to override the Congress and the Senate if he thinks a law is important but Congress disagrees. We think this is important because if there is something that the President knows but Congress doesn't think is important, he has the power to say this is important to me and I believe it should be a law therefore it is. That is why we think the Executive Order is the President's most important power.