I knew that. I was thinking of Hamilton or somebody trying to get the President to have the same powers as the Crown during the Constitutional Assembly and mixed things up. Mea culpa.
Nevertheless, as far as practical matters go, the President of the United States did and does have more power than the Queen of Great Britain. It has similarly degenerated over the last two centuries but it’s not all gone. If Her Majesty were to try to oppose some bill (at least, so long as it’s some progressive pet) from making it through Parliament, I have little doubt things would turn out similarly to Belgium and Luxembourg when those countries’ monarchs tried to step in, with their constitutional powers, and prevent evil being done to their people.
EDIT: I do have some fondness for the Federalists and Washington, though a traitor, wasn’t a terribly bad guy. And the fact that their government, even though highly degraded and little resembling their design, has survived 230 years is a testament to their not being wholly removed from reality. At least it hasn’t yet blown up the way the First French Republic did.
Still, the Enlightenment and its descendants are a bastardization of the true heritage of the West. That lies in the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the Catholic Reformation. It was the Throne and Altar that built the West. It is liberty, equality and democracy that are destroying it.