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No one. Our founding fathers were very smart to make sure no one person have all the power. You can see it in action today with some of the things with Trump and congress. What they did IS working.

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The President, Supreme Court, Congress, and Senate are ultimate power holders of the US Government. Each plays a vital role in determining how the country is ran.

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This is the truth but might not be the answer. It is God.

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the people

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