This writing assistance requires you to demonstrate an understanding of executive power that is consistent
with a biblical worldview. The United States Constitution does not vest the President with all
civil power. The President may only exercise power that is “executive” in nature. So, for
example, the President may not assert power that is properly considered “legislative” in nature.
In order for the President to execute law properly, some law must be in existence for him to
execute or enforce, otherwise, his assertion may be an unconstitutional exercise of legislative
power. This understanding that the civil power is separated into distinct judicial, legislative, and
executive natures is consistent with a biblical worldview because it recognizes that when God
governs, He too, exercises power as a judge, as a lawgiver, and as a king (See Isaiah 33:22).
God, who is perfect, can exercise all these powers justly but the framers wisely separated these
civil powers from sinful human governors to prevent tyranny and abuse.
Consider President Harry Truman’s executive decision to seize the steel mills in the Youngstown
Sheet & Tube, Co. v. Sawyer case. Discuss whether the Supreme Court’s decision that the
President’s action exceeded his executive power under the United States Constitution is
consistent with the biblical worldview discussed in the course materials. Fully explain your
You will write a 3–5-page (double spaced) research-based writing assistance in current Bluebook format that
fully analyzes the writing assistance prompt. In your writing assistance you must include citations to at least 3 scholarly
sources in addition to the course textbook and the Bible. Your citations should be placed in
footnotes and you do not need a reference or bibliography page. You also do not need a cover
Note: Your writing assistance will be checked for originality via the Turnitin plagiarism tool.