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An attempt at a short essay, please be kind.
Do we have a President or a King?
Only a King has the power to issue Death Warrants, or set the punishment of one of his subjects decided by his whim. Clearly stated in the Constitution only the Congress can set the punishment of a traitor, if one is declared such, and only in open Court can such a determination of treason be made, and only with two or more witnesses to an Overt Act, or by confession. So clearly nowhere is