Too many checks (except mine). Not enough balances
Checks and balances is what causes gridlock.
Gridlock happens because the government is only doing HALF of the process. They’ve got the checks and balances process figured out in the sense of using it to stop each other from doing stuff they don’t like, but then they forget they’re supposed to then work to compromise and find a middle ground…rather than sit around and telling each other “no, you can’t do that” and end up getting absolutely nothing done.
He’s not old enough to experience that. Then again, it may now be relegated to the text books.