Having a big government does not in any way mean that the country has a better government. The main reasons why small governments are better than big governments is because in small governments, there is less corruption. Having big governments means having more departments. It is hard for the authority in charge of the departments to dispense their duty well, in terms of ebbing corruption, since they are hard to manage. However, small governments are easy to manage since they have fewer departments, hence transparency and accountability. In addition, it is easy to deliver services to the citizens in small governments because small governments do not have many red tapes. In big governments, passing motions takes much time since there is always is many red tapes on how things should be done. Less corruption and less red tape help in making the country more prosperous. This means that small governments are more prosperous than big governments (Miller, 2006).
No one should be allowed executive privileges in the country, not even the president. One of the main reason the president should not have executive privileges is, by allowing the president to have executive privileges, one is saying that the president is above law. Human beings as a species are prone to imperfection, and that is why the law is set to make sure that everyone is equal. By giving the president executive privileges, one might conclude that he is above that bar set by law hence not equal to everyone else. The public elects a president to office meaning they are the leaders and not the other way round. The president might use his executive powers for his own good, which might then come back to hurt the public (McGarity, 2005).
Miller, J. (2006). Size Matters: How Big Government Puts the Squeeze on America's Families, Finances, and Freedom. New York. Thomas Nelson Inc.
McGarity, T. O. (2005). Reinventing rationality: The role of regulatory analysis in the federal bureaucracy. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.