In a short paragraph, please discuss the implications of the executive branch being headed by three people, not one president?

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Ashley Kannan | Middle School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I would say that one of the fundamental problems in a multi- person executive is that it lacks the ability to function properly.  The framers at the Constitutional Convention advocated the use of multiple people in government through their use of the legislative branch.  It is in the legislative branch whereby different people can voice their opinions and ensure that all voices are heard.  To bring this element to the Executive Branch would simply create more confusion and a lack of a clarity to the very essence of governing.  The executive branch was seen as the element of enforcement.  To confound this with the presence of three people who possess equal power make this job nearly impossible.  The executive branch does have a cabinet and Vice President who can offer the President counsel.   To increase the number of people present would limit tyranny, but it might also limit the overall effectiveness of the executive branch to get items done.  In the establishment of three presidents with equal power, the entire branch would run the risk of being dragged in competing and multiple directions.