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Reforming the Presidency Poll

Presidential Reform Poll  

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  1. 1. Which Reform would you support

    • Make it so that only a president's own party can call for and investigate impeachment.
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    • Make it so that a president can be impeached for being incompetent.
    • Eliminating term limits for presidents
    • Holding recall elections for the president every midterm so that an unpopular president can be removed and replaced by the VP
    • Giving the authority to declare war completely to Congress
    • Giving the authority to make treaties and trade deals completely to Congress
    • Making an amendment so that the president can only veto legislation that is unconstitutional rather than vetoing for partisan reasons
    • Making it illegal to use executive orders to bypass Congress
    • Making it required that a president must enforce legislation passed by Congress
    • Limiting the presidency to one term.
    • Giving the authority to nominate Supreme Court justices to Congress.
    • Giving the authority to nominate cabinet members to Congress.
    • Giving the authority to nominate top military personnel to Congress.
    • Giving the authority of pardoning power to Congress.
    • Restricting the VP to only the relatively powerless position described in the US Constitution of presiding over the Senate
    • Allowing a popularly elected president to do whatever he or she wants to do--even if it would be traditionally unconstitutional--so long as the unconstitutional policy was written clearly in the Convention platform.
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    • Eliminating the president's ability to fire cabinet people without Congressional approval.
    • Making it illegal for the president to engage in personal attacks
    • Making it so that any president that is elected must surrender their wealth for life in exchange for a $500,000 yearly pension for life, which will be adjusted for inflation.
    • None of the above
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  2. 2. Continued

    • A line-item veto so that the president can veto parts of legislation, rather than having to veto an entire bill because of just one part.
    • Make it easier and safer for a cabinet to vote a president unfit without fear of a preemptive firing by the president
    • Allow foreign-born presidents so long as they've lived the majority of their adult years in the US
    • Make it unconstitutional for a president to propose legislation
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    • Increase the president's power to include creating legislation
    • Increase the president's power to vetoing Supreme Court decisions
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    • Increase the president's power by allowing them to force a Congressional vote if a Speaker or Sen Maj leader is stonewalling a legislative or confirmation vote
    • Decrease the requirement to impeach and convict a president to a simple majority
    • Cap the max age for a presidential nominee to 70, 75, or 80.
    • Cap the min age for a presidential nominee to 40, 45, or 50.
    • Require presidents to go through a transparent mental health and physical health screening every year by a non-partisan, independent doctor.
    • Making blatant lying by a president as an impeachable offense under the offense "Lying under oath". In this case, the oath of office.
    • Make it illegal for the president to intervene in any way in a congressional or independent investigation, including the use of rhetoric to turn public opinion away from the investigation.
    • Restrict presidential vacation days to 2 weeks per year with all money spent for this vacation coming out of the presidential salary.
    • Allow the president to call for referendum as a means to push Congress to create laws desired by the people.
    • Make the presidency into a co-presidency, with the winning nominee and losing nominee both holding the presidency. The losing nominee operates as a VP, but the positions switch if his party holds both houses of Congress at midterms.
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    • Allow the presidents to handle all foreign affairs unilaterally without Congressional approval
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    • Make it unconstitutional for the president to give preference to their own religion while in office, either through action or rhetoric.
    • Reduce the presidency completely to a mostly symbolic office that merely has the task of signing bills passed by congress and nothing more.
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    • None of the above
  3. 3. Continued

    • Make it a requirement that presidential nominees must make an income of within $25,000 of the average American annual income for an individual person.
    • Make it a requirement that the president has the same healthcare and other benefits of the average American.
    • Make it a requirement that the presidential nominee has earned a 1 million dollar or more.
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    • Make it a requirement that the presidential nominee has a PhD.
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    • Make it a requirement that the president can only appoint people to offices that are at their highest level of expertise (Thus Ben Carson at health rather than HUD; no non-scientists to environmental positions, etc).
    • Make it so that if a president wants to declare war, that they must personally lead the troops in battle, risking their own life with their men.
    • Make it so that the Department heads can operate independently of the president without repercussion.
    • Allow the president to abolish or create cabinet departments without Congressional approval.
    • Allow the president to fire their VP and replace them at any time.
    • Allow the President to raise the VP to a cabinet level position and to delegate any powers of the presidency to the VP if he or she chooses.
    • Allow the President to veto legislation passed by state governments
    • Expand the power of executive orders beyond the executive branch.
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    • Other (list the reform you'd like to see in the comments below)
    • None of the above.


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6 hours ago, ThePotatoWalrus said:

I support line because it is more practical.Lets imagine we have a Democratic President and both houses of Congress controlled by the GOP.The bill gets passed that includes two articles.First one includes an excellent bipartisan proposal(say more help for veterans families) but Republicans attach some very conservative proposal to article 2 (say Don't Ask Don't Tell to keep it on similar topics).The President can't sign the whole bill because he and his base fundamentally disagree with Don't Ask Don't Tell part but he doesn't have to veto the veterans part because of it but he can veto one article and sign another one.

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17 hours ago, Patine said:

In fact, the concept of a collective, regionally-representative head-of-state role to limit executive abuse and unrepresentative leadership in a singular office is far closer to a Libertarian idea, by construed, pure philosophy, than either Liberal or Conservative. And don't YOU always claim to ideologically be a staunch Libertarian (if not voting for the Third Party)?

I mean, he claims to be libertarian but loves Obama and FDR.  So, who knows if he even knows where he stands.

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9 minutes ago, jvikings1 said:

I mean, he claims to be libertarian but loves Obama and FDR.  So, who knows if he even knows where he stands.

 I think he stands with anyone speaks well.

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2 hours ago, jvikings1 said:

I mean, he claims to be libertarian but loves Obama and FDR.  So, who knows if he even knows where he stands.

I supported Obama's first term as the alternative to McCain. I support FDR's leadership but not his policies.

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