Great Britain is currently viewed throughout the world as a parliamentary dictatorship due to the presiding power that the prime minister has over the entire government. In Great Britain the Prime Minister controls both the executive and judicial branches of government through their party having the majority of the seats in the house. With both the executive and legislative branches belonging to the same party the judicial branch loses some of its relative power through the legislative branch’s ability to pass new acts in parliament, which can overturn judicial rule. Afterwards the judicial branch has no power to declare the law as invalid, limiting the role of the judge to a mere law interpreter. In essence the judge would only be able to reflect the view of the legislature through his interpretation of the laws that had been reconfigured by the legislative branch.
The constitutional monarchy: an impartial symbolic head of state, and always acts on the advice of minister, especially of prime minister, i.e. the monarch reigns, but does not rule. In theory, the monarch has other prerogative such as appointment and dismissal of the Prime Minister; opening and dissolving of parliament, the veto of legislation, ect. Additionally, the monarch enjoys "the right to be consulted, the right to encourage and the right to warn". Clearly, the powers which the monarch now exercises are more theoretical than real, but we still have our queen in Britain.
The constitutional monarch has more powers than the limited monarch, but they are restricted. The countries constitution puts the king, queen, prime minister, and parliament below the law. They can make laws and policies or veto, however, parliament must give their consent. Some countries that are constitutional monarchs are Norway, Sweden, and Denmark. The final and most powerful monarchs are absolute monarchs.
Monarchy is a form of government in a state, in which an individual has sovereign power. The ruler is known as the monarch, which refers to the head of state or ruler of a monarchy (Makarenko, 2007). The majority of monarchs can hold the position for their lifetime; however, their authority can be transmitted in two avenues, they either abdicate the throne or pass away, and in most cases, their families succeed them (Makarenko, 2007). There are two different types of monarchy: absolute and constitutional monarchy (Makarenko, 2007). Absolute monarchy is when the monarch has complete control, while constitutional monarchy is when the monarch is recognized known as the head of state, but with certain constraints (Makarenko, 2007).
I do believe that the constitution was created out of distrust; however I believe this distrust is for a strong central government that was displayed through Britain 's monarchy, not of democracy. Professor Skeptic, in his keynote speech, points to the Electoral College as an example of distrust in our electoral system. It would
The head of state and theoretical source of executive and legislative power in the UK is the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II. In theory, the British sovereign can dissolve Parliament whenever they desire. They can in theory choose any British citizen to be Prime Minister, even if they are not a member of the House of Commons or House of Lords. Theoretically, the Sovereign possesses the ability to refrain from granting Royal Assent to a Bill from Parliament, in addition to being able to declare war and appoint ministers. In practice, the head of state is a largely ceremonial role, with powers restricted by convention.
Another type of monarchy is a constitutional monarchy. A constitutional monarchy has a monarch who rules by a constitution, the monarch can’t do whatever he or she wants to, they must follow the constitution. Normally constitutional monarchies also have a parliament, which is used to govern laws. A dictator rules with an iron fist, as Charlie Chaplin once said “Dictators free themselves, but they enslave the people.” Dictators don’t care whether you want them to lead you or not “In a democracy you believe it or not, in a dictatorship you believe it or else” (Evan Esar). Currently there still are dictators, one of the most well know is ... ... middle of paper ... ...Jong UN, killed for his power, and even made sure that he was the only one that could take the power after his father, Kim Jong Il, died.
In it they proposed the government be broken up into three branches: legislative, executive, and judicial; and each branch to check and balance each other’s power. This centralized government would have the power to veto laws enacted by state legislatures. The majority of the delegates voted on a supreme power national government over the federations being an agreement resting on the good faith of its members. The many problems in the Articles of Confederation that led us to throw it away rather than to amend it were its inability to tax, no national court system, no executive to enforce acts of Congress, lack of regulation of foreign and interstate commerce, amendments with consent of all states, and the fact that the articles are only a firm league of friendship that is non-binding. There are too many changes to me made to have the state legislatures vote on it.
Consequently, a constitutional monarch has often been defined as a sovereign who reigns but does not rule. Constitutional monarchies have also been called limited monarchies, crowned republics or parliamentary monarchies. It has been observed that most constitutional monarchies have a parliamentary system in which the monarch may have ceremonial duties or reserve powers according to the constitution. In the United Kingdom, the rights and duties of the head of state are established by conventions. These are non-statutory rules which are just as binding as formal constitutional rules.
Because her powers and duties are controlled by Britain's unwritten constitution, Elizabeth II, Britain's queen since 1952, is known as a constitutional monarch. In formal terms, all acts of the British government are performed in the name of the queen. The queen does appoint the prime minister, byt her choice is subject to the approval of the House of Commons. So, traditionally, she chooses the leader of the majority party in that house to be prime minister. She has no power to dismiss the prome minister.