Abolish the Presidency?Submitted by dwalters on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 13:53
Finding ways to limit governments has been a - so far - futile pursuit by those that have attempted it. Kings were once to be bound by religious edicts only to later claim to be sanctioned by god. Similarly, the Supreme Court was meant to check the States Central Government from overstepping Constitutional limitations. Of course, just as with the case of divine sanction, a ruling of constitutional has become a method to loosen or altogether subvert the boundaries imposed on the States Central Government by Our nations founding documents.
Further, the use of executive orders and secretive measures through legislation such as the Patriot Act and the 2012 NDAA have also been used to deface the Constitution of the States of America. In my humble opinion, decentralization will be very important in Man's approach to limit government. While nullification is a powerful, decentralized check on government, it is a reactionary measure that only follows the implementation of tyrannical policies.
I propose - if given the opportunity - that the office of the President of the States of America be abolished and be replaced by a Council of Governors (one elected from each state) along with rules that require a minimum number in agreement before action can be taken by the executors of Our government. The job that is currently defined as State Governor would be renamed as State Lieutenant Governor and executed by an individual separate from the governor serving on the national council.
Too much power has been placed in the hands of one man. With the stroke of a pen or secret verbal directive, Americans can be detained without due process and/or murdered for their views on political matters or whatever else. This is unacceptable.
It is my opinion that the Presidency, as is, should be abolished.