And where the Constitutional amendments are violated, I am the first Democrat to be crying foul, like I did when Clinton admin let the gun control fanatics try to end run the 2nd amendment. Like I did, when Bush/Cheney said a preemptive strike against another country which had not attacked USA, was legit. Like I did when Obama signed NDAA 2012, and still not happy about that. Like I did when Supreme Court nominee (Alito) at the time, was all in favor of the "unitary executive" interpretation, which I was opposed to, and now the Conservatives see why its not such a good idea.
So the USA is really not quite so far apart on a lot of issues as the political juxtapositioning game that the media use to get ratings implies.
Besides that, every 2 years, things can be brought to an abrupt halt, and there is always the bribing of Congress that continues, so really, is it not kind of a joke to be thinking that a US President is anything more than just a figurehead?