What do we need a president for?

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  1. NMG26

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    Could we do without one? Seems like a lot of money and energy go into presidential races.

    What would we look like without a president?
     
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    pittpa What did I come in here for?

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    Yeah, I’m going to say we’d look like something other than the USA.

    And despite its flaws, I kind of like the USA.

    :flag:
     
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    The tough decisions sometimes have to come down to one man. I think if things were left to congress, they'd still be debating how to respond to the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor.
     
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  5. Flying-Dutchman

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    A Democrat President is allowed to function as a dictator. His executive orders are allowed to stand for example the Dream Act.

    A Republican President has his executive orders immediately stayed by a court most every time.

    Yes, we all have noticed the double standard.

    Funny how our current President gets record crowds all while the DC Swamp does its best to eject him from office. So much for the will of the people.
     
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  6. NMG26

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    Maybe two presidents.....on for the left, one for the right
     
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  7. vote Republican

    vote Republican White and nerdy Moderator

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    Arthur: Then who is your lord?
    Woman: We don't have a lord!
    Arthur: (spurised) What??
    Man: I *told* you! We're an anarcho-syndicalist commune! We're taking turns to act as a sort of executive-officer-for-the-week--
    Arthur: (uninterested) Yes...
    Man: But all the decisions *of* that officer 'ave to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting--
    Arthur: (perturbed) Yes I see!
    Man: By a simple majority, in the case of purely internal affairs--
    Arthur: (mad) Be quiet!
    Man: But by a two-thirds majority, in the case of more major--
     
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  8. bogeyman

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    If we had a “Prime Minister” like the UK, rather than a President, then Nancy Pelosi would be President. Our Founders knew what they were doing. They saw the inherent problems with a parliamentary system and corrected them.
     
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  9. AF-Odin

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    The Genius of the writers of the Constitution gave us THREE co-equal branches of the government for a reason. The Legislative, Executive, and Judicial. They each have a roll and each serves as a check on the other two. Hence this is why the tempest in a teapot about Trump's so called. obstruction of Congress. Trump, as a co-equal branch of government, gets to exercise Executive Privilege regarding release of information to Congress UNLESS the Supreme Court decides that it is in the best interest and the information should not be kept as Executive Privilege. This is exactly why that particular Article of Impeachment is invalid as Congress did not get the concurrence of the Supreme Court regarding release of the requested information. They simply demanded release with no legal basis.
     
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    Someone needs to read the Constitution!
     
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    Congress does most of the work..

    The courts raise an eyebrow or slap a wrist if needed..

    The president says "hey guys WTF is this?!" to the public
     
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    Oh, please! Get serious, that would be the prescription for ultimate gridlock. Gridlocked executive and legislative branches along with SCOTUS being 5-4 on most serious cases. Don
     
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    You been talking about that queen of yours, again, Bob? On Independence Day?
     
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    Hmmm, red states governed by one administration, blue states governed by another? I wonder how long blue states would last.
     
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    As long as the one on the right is calling the shots, and the one from the left is hanging from a tree, I'm good with this.
     
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    Why?

    To wield the VETO. Somebody has to keep the rabble in Congress in check.
     
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    Solving the wrong problem ---

    The federal government should not even be involved in most of the things it tries to control.

    Force everything not specifically given to the federal government in the constitution down to the states -

    Allow the states to sort out the issues - but also allow counties and cities to be more in control of issues.

    Local control is the solution ---
     
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  18. oldmick

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    I like it! Then split the country at the Mississippi and move all the left folks to one side, all the right folks to the other and form two countries. :)

    Or just leave everything alone. The present system may not be perfect but it's Waaaaay ahead of whatever is in second place.
     
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    Yes, but unfortunately we've seen all the rules thrown out the window and the lines blurred between each branch lately by the Liberal Democratic Movement...these Liberal Judges legislating from the bench...absolutely sickening how it's allowed to happen and no one does anything about it.

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    Somebody has to be in charge of the executive branch and the legislative branch demonstrates daily how foolish it would be to try and run it by committee.

    Britain has a president; they just call him "Prime Minister."
     
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