I am not for certain how much clearer the Presidential powers can be made. Hollywood is perhaps one of the best systems of education there is in the world, if not the best. The messages are clear, yet they are commonly viewed as "purely entertainment." That is nonsense, but that is what most of us take them for. For example, in the 2014 film, Robocop, Samuel Jackson plays television host, Pat Novak, where, at the end of the film, he speaks about the President UPHOLDING the fictional Dreyfus Act when a majority of Congress already voted in favor of repealing it in order to allow machines to enforce the law in the United States. Notice how Novak doesn't say anything about the President abusing his powers when Novak fundamentally disagrees with the action. Why is that? Might that be because the common understanding should be that the President has "more than dictatorial powers" (John Adams, 1839)?
In Netflix's second season of its series House of Cards, Kevin Spacey can be seen swearing in to his newly appointed office as Vice President of the United States "without so much as a vote cast in his name…[because] democracy is so overrated." How true is this??? This sounds quaintly familiar to the late President Gerald Ford. Ford was appointed to both the office of Vice President and President of the United States without any electoral votes.
The point here is this - the President has the powers of a king. If we don't like what he does or how he does it, then our job is simple. Change or suffer. What I mean by change is to vary allegiances because citizens have no claim of right to change the way the United States operates, period. That does, in no way, mean war against "the machine" known as the United States because the United States is its own vessel and to be a citizen means we are obligated to support it until we decide to exercise self-determination (self-government).
This means we are required to learn how to govern ourselves by way of the Right to Self-Determination and to stop depending on "leadership" to make decisions for us. Who made the decisions for us as children? Mommy and daddy. Do mommy and daddy still need to make decisions for us? If not, then we need to find it in ourselves to grow up, accept the reality of the situation, take some responsibility for ourselves and our decisions, stop complaining, and start pursuing self-government.