Define “parliamentary system” & “presidential system” and explain fully why you believe the USA would/is better with our current governmental system or whether the USA should change to a parliamentary system.
Parliamentary & Presidential System
A system of government that incorporates both the Legislature and Executive branches in a way that the Legislature gives the Executive branches their legitimacy is known as a Parliamentary system. On the other hand, a system of government where the President gives direction to the Executive branches as both the head of government and head of the state is known as presidential system. Moreover, in presidential system the Executive branches and the legislature work separately under normal circumstances. To understand both presidential and parliamentary system is important in explaining fully why one believes the USA would/is better with its current governmental system or whether it should change to a parliamentary system.
The design and modification of the parliamentary system allows one party to take control of both the legislature and the executive. In addition, the party is given all the necessary tools and techniques to both implement and enact the program. On the other hand, there is the out-of-power party that is designed to oppose the acts of the governing council. Moreover, they have the authority to oppose everything of the government; they also address ideas on how the country should be run as well as output the in-party and put out-party in the government in the next election. Also, the governing council has the vote to implement and perform its duties.
Also, in a parliamentary system each and every election can change the prime minister; an individual with executive powers. On the other hand, only presidential elections can change the prime minister in a presidential system. In addition, the two systems differ in ways of electing their leaders. A parliamentary system does not allow the entire nation to vote for executive leaders; only a few people who are given the privileges to vote the prime ministers. In a presidential system, the whole nation should participate in electing executive leaders by name.
Moreover, parliamentary system allows gives the elected legislature the mandate to take the roles of executive in a government; they are allocated starting with the top spot among the available cabinet posts. On the side of presidential system, the executive leaders are elected into their specific positions in the nationwide elections. The other fact that makes presidential election more unique is that their election date is set and unchangeable. Unlike the presidential system, in the parliament system the date of election is adjustable and can be placed in any day. The approach leaves a conclusion that the setting of date in a parliament system is chosen to favor some individuals who want to be in power.
In conclusion, considering all the issues addressed in a parliamentary system starting with the opposition parties, how the election date is changed and the aspect of electing executive leaders shows that the USA is better of remaining with the current government system. Their system allows people to participate in a transparent election where all leaders are voted in by the majority and later given powers. The president can work and address issues relating to people’s welfare without much pressure. In a parliamentary system, the minority can be a challenge in case they form a third, fourth or fifth parties which gives it much power and influence. In a presidential system, a third party vote is a waste of vote since it has no impact to the normal running of the daily government activities.