Both parties want to shoot their policies
Across the aisle, pin down the enemy.
So, they struggle for Presidential Power,
Use it for “the good of the people,”
Use it to make law rather than execute it.
Presidents and politicians come and go,
Yet the Law of the Land remains,
Our measure and assurance of progress.
When will we remember the charter
Of our Democracy, its separation of powers?
Our lawmakers make our laws,
Our Executive Branch executes them,
And our judiciary rules upon them.
Without such checks and balances
We are headed toward imperial edicts,
Warlord excesses and divine decrees.
Real power must return to the People.