Presidential authority needs checks and balances

People who are happy with this country’s status quo could probably care less whether Congress ever agrees on anything. Others who are not are frustrated with the lack of forward progress our legislative branch has provided over the past few years.

Now it seems that the President has authority to put policies in effect to change or ignore federal laws without a system of checks and balances being in place to override his decisions. If this is the case, I wonder why we need Congress in the first place? I didn’t stand in line at the polls this month to elect one individual to run this country.