Checks and balances is good in all areas of government. Though it truly scares me that one person, any person, has that kind of power. There also needs to be close thought and analysis if an aggressive country could use the time it would take to get Congress together as an advantage to throw the first punch? The results could be devastating. When faced with this kind of emergency it’s better to have a protocol in place and go with it. Let’s start thinking now because there might not be time to think then.