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Step 1) Revert much of the power back to the legislative branch during non-emergencies. 
 

Step 2) Have relevant experts and public intellectuals President the shortlist of cabinet officers that a president can choose from. 
 

Step 3) President can only veto unconstitutional legislation. 
 

Step 4) President must seek approval for all military action before the action is committed, except for defense. 
 

Step 5) President can make no permanent change on the domestic front via executive action without Congressional approval. 
 

Step 6) President is replaced by a committee of 7. With a new executive elected every year. Apply all steps above to this new system. Majority vote will be the action taken by the executive branch. 
 

Step 7) President can be subject to a recall vote whenever their approval dips below 33% or 2/3 disapprove in the average polls by the time ballots are made for the upcoming election. A non-partisan committee will select the most accurate polls for this process. 
 

Step 8.) eliminate EC and make voting day a holiday. 
 

Along with this, Supreme Court justices cannot have been registered with a political party for 10 years prior to appointment. They must have also served as a federal level judge for 10 years prior to appointment. All justices require 60 votes with no nuclear option. All judges nominated must receive a vote. 
 

For legislature, all gerrymandering is removed in favor of nonpartisan census districts. US House expanded greatly so that people are better represented. Speakers and Sen Maj leaders must allow all proposed legislation that passes at least one house of a congress a vote in the other house as well. 
 

I’m also interested in your ideas. Note: this is just off the top of my head. I might not like my own ideas in an hour or so. 

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How do you define "emergencies".

How does one become an "expert" or a "public intellectual"?

Does #3 mean the president can decide unilaterally what is and isn't constitutional?  If he fails to veto and the court later finds the law unconstitutional is it an impeachable offense?

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1 minute ago, pilight said:

How do you define "emergencies".

How does one become an "expert" or a "public intellectual"?

Does #3 mean the president can decide unilaterally what is and isn't constitutional?  If he fails to veto and the court later finds the law unconstitutional is it an impeachable offense?

The emergency could be declared by Congress or something.

A nonpartisan committee could select these individuals from fields that corralate with the cabinet offices. Experts and public intellectuals are researchers, scientists, professors that are active in their research and are considered at the top of their fields by other experts.

#3: No, he must make cite where in the Constitution supports the veto. He can't be impeached for a veto unless he shows no Constitutional argument for the veto. That is, if partisanship or personal grudge is the exclusive reason for the veto.

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9 minutes ago, vcczar said:

The emergency could be declared by Congress or something.

A nonpartisan committee could select these individuals from fields that corralate with the cabinet offices. Experts and public intellectuals are researchers, scientists, professors that are active in their research and are considered at the top of their fields by other experts.

#3: No, he must make cite where in the Constitution supports the veto. He can't be impeached for a veto unless he shows no Constitutional argument for the veto. That is, if partisanship or personal grudge is the exclusive reason for the veto.

Yeah Congress isn't exactly fantastic about deciding when to delegate its auhority. It's been doing it the past 250 years and gotten us to where we are. This just screams AUMF all over again.

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18 minutes ago, vcczar said:

Experts and public intellectuals are researchers, scientists, professors that are active in their research and are considered at the top of their fields by other experts.

Who decides who the experts are?  The experts!

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