Anonymous
Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 1 month ago

Would you support a Republican supported and created bill that would allow a sitting president to choose his successor?

This would only apply to a 2 term president. This way the newly chosen president could continue in the same path of success a 2 term president would have brought to the economy and all aspects of being president. This would stop the need for votes. People don't know politics. Why let them choose politicians. Doesn't make sense. God Bless America

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  • 1 month ago

    Hell, no. ..

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  • 1 month ago

    I would not support such a bill regardless of who created or supported it.

    It would be a waste of time and money to even discuss such a bill. It is grossly unconstitutional and would be struck down by the judiciary.

    It would require an amendment to the Constitution to implement such a change.

    I would not support an amendment to impement such a change either.

    If you want people who understand politics to choose the leader of the country you might find some support for implementing a parliament to choose a leader, but not enough to implement it.

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  • 1 month ago

    No, even though that would mean that Trump wouldn't be President now, since Obama would have chosen someone else as his successor.

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  • Elaine
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    1 month ago

    You need to critically think about your idea and the consequences both expected and unexpected. First of all you are assuming the economy will continue to grow.  That is a faulty assumption as "bust and boom cycles"  regularly occur. By allowing the president to name his successor is the earmark of a totalitarian regime. Another faulty assumption you are making is that the president would confine himself to economics.  You need to look at the powers a president possesses. If you allow the president to have unlimited power then you end up with a dictator.  All you have to do is look at the current dictators and see how they operate.  Any criticism of the dictator is not allowed and those who criticise end up in prison without having had a trial, the media is told what to say and print, etc.  Democracy may and can be messy but it is certainly better than living in an authoritarian regime. 

    Have you read "1984" or "Animal Farm"?  These are cautionary tales.  As Lord Acton pointed out  "Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely"

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  • Absolutely not.

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  • Cowboy
    Lv 6
    1 month ago

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1 month ago

    Y'know that's been tried before.  And rejected by Americans.  That would clearly be the end of democracy and the start of a dictatorship (sorry, the completion of a dictatorship).

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  • LAN
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No.  Why would we need this since we already have a method of replacing the President under any circumstances.

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  • Strega
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    No, 'cause I am American.

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