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What is the Presidents job?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Yossarian, Nov 8, 2006.

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  1. Yossarian

    Yossarian Diabloii.Net Member

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    What is the Presidents job?

    Is his job to carry out the will of the people or is it to do what he thinks is best for the people?
     
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    Considering recent events: If what he thinks is best is not the will of the people, then he can potentially lose both the House and Senate majority in the mid-term election.
     
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    to have conection with corrupted firms and have sex with the staff
     
  4. LorveN

    LorveN D3 Off Topic Moderator

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    I don't trust Mr. President. That makes me rather have him running my errands than him having me run his.
     
  5. Johnny

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    the presidents job is to keep the president chair in the white house warm for the day Jesus returns.
     
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    To cook the pizzas.
     
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    His job is to do what the Patriots tell him to do.























    For the Record, I was not talking about the New England Patriots :unimpressed:
     
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    "Do what he thinks is best for the people
    Do what he thinks the people want him to do"

    So, the president can pretty much do whatever he wants, as long as he claims that's what he thinks?

    Sounds more like a dictatorship than a democratie to me (iirc he is elected, not?)

    It's not what he thinks, it's what people from all over the country want, right?
     
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    He does what the people allow him to do.
     
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    the president is only 1/3 of the democratic system, the house/senate create the bills for him to pass or vito, the judicial branch enforces the laws
     
  11. Johnny

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    But doesnt the president picks the judges? Giving him more or less 2/3 of the power.


    They should change it in the US so a president can sit an infinate ammount of terms. That way the presients will have to do everything to keep the peoples support all through thier terms.

    With the current system a re-elected president has 4 whole years as the countrys leader with nothing to lose because he cant get elected again anyway.



     
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    Good question. I don't know, I think I lean towards "what (s)he thinks is best for the people". After all, the two houses of parliament (whatever you call them, Congress and the House of Representatives I think) are there to represent the interests of their voters.

    I think in reality it's kind of a mix. Well, to be perfectly honest in reality everyone is just toeing the party line (it's worse here than in America, but still), and screw the people's desires or best interests.

    Only the Supreme Court ones, and they need to be approved by Congress, I think.

    We have that - take my word for it, it doesn't work. It just sucks a lot of dynamism out of the system.



     
  13. Johnny

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    They have free elections in Commistan?



     
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    I don't need to bother with presidents, we have a Prime Minister over here. Democracy by council ftw!

    If we don't like how something's going, we can all write to our members of parliament, who'll realize that their constituents want something to happen. If enough people annoy the MP's, they can take it up higher, and start getting things done. None of this relying on one bag of hot air to get things done, we have to go through a whole daisy chain of'em!
     
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    Been playing some Sons of Liberty have we?



     
  16. Dondrei

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    Well, I don't know if you could call them "free" since they're compulsory.



     
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    Presidents can pick the judges, but it's often hard to tell how a judge will rule. When you get into the nitty gritty of the law it's surprising how often party lines don't matter.

    And a lot of judges seem to have a liberterian streak in them anyway. It's all part of the checks and balances though. President nominates judges, Congress approves.
     
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    But if you consider that many (nearly all) people know almost nothing about many things that are done. I mean do people want to send aid to "poor countryx"? Many might not even know it's needed or whats going on there. So what's he to do? Hold a poll for most issues? Maybe that is an idea, who knows.
     
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    Yes, I'm very often grateful for this blessing the judicial branch seems to have.



     
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    The U.S. is republic. We elect people to do things so we don't have to vote for everything. The president has a right to do whatever he wants.
     

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