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Old 02-16-2007, 12:47 AM   #31
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yeah, he can, sorry.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:13 AM   #32
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I don't know what the problem is with the media giants putting their bias into pop culture. That's the basis of free speech and free press. My first order is business is going to be the coolest President for the day ever. I would sit out on the front lawn like total trash and drink Keystone Light.

THEN I'd go inside and make some decisions. Creating custom teams USA and a custom team called "The World" in Madden, I would title each player a different country. Each player that I defeated would then be sent a box of Wheaties provocatively suggesting, "Better eat up if you wanna' hang with the big boys." Canada would be the punter.

After my tenth Keystone, I'd probably want to see some strippers so I'd smack my wife on the ass and tell her to make the call and to make me a sandwich while she was at it. If she refused, I'd remind her to call me Mr. President. The strippers should also refer to me as that as well.

Next, I would make some serious decisions about social security while soaked in Keystone and stripper sweat. Social security gets privatized while I'm in office and that translates to a lot of Keystone and strippers later in life.

Last thing I do before I leave my day as President is to rob the place blind and smack a Secret Service agent in the face because I could.

Dude, if you are president you can do better than keystone. Aim higher my man.
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Old 02-16-2007, 08:32 AM   #33
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No, I'm President I can drink any damn beer I want.

The Secret Service would have shot you for that comment.
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Old 02-16-2007, 09:51 AM   #34
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If I were President, first off I'd....

1) Change the National Anthem to Just a Gigolo (David Lee Roth style)
2) Make Redskin History a Standard Of Learning

then I'd do some real work and I'd.....

1) Eliminate federal tax for people making less than $25k/year and make those making up to 75k/year pay a flat rate (15%) and those making more than that pay a flat rate of 25% up to a maximum amount.
2) Make Welfare a temporary 12 to 24 month program.
3) Work on the legal industry's handling of frivolous lawsuits.
4) Increase funding for public education and provide an increase amount of attention on skill-type jobs. I really like the idea of doing away with 11th and 12th grade for anyone not interested in college but would rather learn a trade like electrician or plumbing.
5) Legalize everyone living in the United states effective immediately. This means you have to register to vote and register for Social Security. After about a 6 month period if you are in the country illegally you will be immediately deported back. the cost to send you back will come out of your pocket or you will work in some sort of government programs to payback the cost. During that time you can choose to undergo a legalization process (learning basic laws, language training, etc) in order to become a citizen.

And finally, I'd.....

1) Deport ArtMonkDrillz somewhere, anywhere.
Most families making 25,000 or less do not pay federal ncome taxes. I like your idea about the 11 and 12th grades but I think dumping more money into the goverment schools is not going to help. I think its time we have alternative choices than goverment schools. I know I had the choice to send my daughter to private with allot of sacrifice but there are many who do not have the choice but to send there kids to failing public schools. If money was the problem then why can private schools cost less than what our goverment spends per child? If anything they could send the money back to the states and let each state decide what is best for their people.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:35 AM   #35
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1. No appointed officials. Everyone gets elected.
One of the biggest problems I see, is that the people who really matter are appointed (i.e.: the Presidential Cabinet and Justices). Justices would serve for probably 10 years (single term limit).

2. Shift power from the federal gov't to the states -- almost all of it. Like it was originally intended.

3. Respect the Constitution. Make the language less ambiguous.

4. Create a "people's army" which is not controlled by the federal gov't, but rather an assembly of state controlled militias. This army would serve to keep the federal gov't in check. If the federal gov't ever abused its power, it would have to answer to the people's army.
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Old 02-16-2007, 11:41 AM   #36
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Legalize it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:16 PM   #37
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1. No appointed officials. Everyone gets elected.
One of the biggest problems I see, is that the people who really matter are appointed (i.e.: the Presidential Cabinet and Justices). Justices would serve for probably 10 years (single term limit).

2. Shift power from the federal gov't to the states -- almost all of it. Like it was originally intended.

3. Respect the Constitution. Make the language less ambiguous.

4. Create a "people's army" which is not controlled by the federal gov't, but rather an assembly of state controlled militias. This army would serve to keep the federal gov't in check. If the federal gov't ever abused its power, it would have to answer to the people's army.
I like all of your ideas but the The presidents cabnet is kind of elected because we vote for a president and their ideas which will trickle down to who he appoints. If we elected them and we had a Rep. President an Dem cabnet he or she would never get anything accomplished and he or she would have a hard time even trusting his cabnet. I like some type of term limit on the Sup. Court but they too could not run for election because then special interest would push to have judges elected which would have their agenda. That happens some now but would be much worse if they had to run. The theory of not having term limits for them is to keep them from having an agenda and I don't think that is as true today as it was. I like the idea of turning the power back to the states.
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Legalize it.
Don't criticize it.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:34 PM   #39
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If I were President, first off I'd....

1) Change the National Anthem to Just a Gigolo (David Lee Roth style)
2) Make Redskin History a Standard Of Learning

then I'd do some real work and I'd.....

1) Eliminate federal tax for people making less than $25k/year and make those making up to 75k/year pay a flat rate (15%) and those making more than that pay a flat rate of 25% up to a maximum amount.
2) Make Welfare a temporary 12 to 24 month program.
3) Work on the legal industry's handling of frivolous lawsuits.
4) Increase funding for public education and provide an increase amount of attention on skill-type jobs. I really like the idea of doing away with 11th and 12th grade for anyone not interested in college but would rather learn a trade like electrician or plumbing.
5) Legalize everyone living in the United states effective immediately. This means you have to register to vote and register for Social Security. After about a 6 month period if you are in the country illegally you will be immediately deported back. the cost to send you back will come out of your pocket or you will work in some sort of government programs to payback the cost. During that time you can choose to undergo a legalization process (learning basic laws, language training, etc) in order to become a citizen.

And finally, I'd.....

1) Deport ArtMonkDrillz somewhere, anywhere.

I like your ideas...the only problem with #5 is how do we determine the ones that were already here from the ones that will trample the border trying to get in on that idea...I'm also not sure that internment camps are a good idea haha
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:35 PM   #40
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1. No appointed officials. Everyone gets elected.
One of the biggest problems I see, is that the people who really matter are appointed (i.e.: the Presidential Cabinet and Justices). Justices would serve for probably 10 years (single term limit).

2. Shift power from the federal gov't to the states -- almost all of it. Like it was originally intended.

3. Respect the Constitution. Make the language less ambiguous.

4. Create a "people's army" which is not controlled by the federal gov't, but rather an assembly of state controlled militias. This army would serve to keep the federal gov't in check. If the federal gov't ever abused its power, it would have to answer to the people's army.
kind of like a national guard that couldn't be called out by the prez?
Actually...lets just go ahead and do that to the original national guard.
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Old 02-16-2007, 12:52 PM   #41
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1. No appointed officials. Everyone gets elected.
One of the biggest problems I see, is that the people who really matter are appointed (i.e.: the Presidential Cabinet and Justices). Justices would serve for probably 10 years (single term limit).

2. Shift power from the federal gov't to the states -- almost all of it. Like it was originally intended.

3. Respect the Constitution. Make the language less ambiguous.

4. Create a "people's army" which is not controlled by the federal gov't, but rather an assembly of state controlled militias. This army would serve to keep the federal gov't in check. If the federal gov't ever abused its power, it would have to answer to the people's army.
#1. The problem with that is that the Executive Branch is supposed to act as one body. The President acts through his subordinates (e.g., the SecDef) and derives much of his power through the Cabinet. When you elect a President, you also "elect" his policies as executed by his subordinates. If you strip the President of his authority to appoint Cabinet members, then you strip him of the ability to act as an Executive. It would be like telling a CEO to act as chief executive and then telling him he can't fire anyone and his subordinates do not have to listen to his policy initiatives.

As for Justices being elected, I am so glad that they are not. When Justices are appointed with lifetime tenures, they are insulated from political pressures and (relatively speaking) vote according to what they think is the legally correct answer. I would be scared if Justices were voting not according to what they thought was right, but according to what they thought would make for a good 30-second soundbite on the news.

#3 The Constitution is intentionally ambiguous - it is not a laundry list of crimes, rules, etc. It has survived so long because it is ambiguous and capable of adapting to changing environments. I think the Founders were wise to make it ambiguous and capable of adapting to change.
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I think what people forget about the constitution is that its purpose isn't to limit the rights of the people, but rather to limit the rights of the government...thats why I never understood putting a ban on gay marriages in the constitution. As for its ambiguity, I agree to an extent. The fist 10 amendments are what they are regardless of the environment. They are "God Given" rights depending on your personal feelings
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:02 PM   #43
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#1. The problem with that is that the Executive Branch is supposed to act as one body. The President acts through his subordinates (e.g., the SecDef) and derives much of his power through the Cabinet. When you elect a President, you also "elect" his policies as executed by his subordinates. If you strip the President of his authority to appoint Cabinet members, then you strip him of the ability to act as an Executive. It would be like telling a CEO to act as chief executive and then telling him he can't fire anyone and his subordinates do not have to listen to his policy initiatives.

As for Justices being elected, I am so glad that they are not. When Justices are appointed with lifetime tenures, they are insulated from political pressures and (relatively speaking) vote according to what they think is the legally correct answer. I would be scared if Justices were voting not according to what they thought was right, but according to what they thought would make for a good 30-second soundbite on the news.

#3 The Constitution is intentionally ambiguous - it is not a laundry list of crimes, rules, etc. It has survived so long because it is ambiguous and capable of adapting to changing environments. I think the Founders were wise to make it ambiguous and capable of adapting to change.
Very impressive post. My only thing with the Justices serving lifetime tenures is if the majority of them are very conservative, then their tendacies to vote may consistently lean in that direction.

So while they are indeed insulated from policy and political pressure, they are not totally impervious to it.
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I think what people forget about the constitution is that its purpose isn't to limit the rights of the people, but rather to limit the rights of the government...thats why I never understood putting a ban on gay marriages in the constitution. As for its ambiguity, I agree to an extent. The fist 10 amendments are what they are regardless of the environment. They are "God Given" rights depending on your personal feelings
The goverment did not put a band on gay marriage. The federal goverment will just not recognise it and they do not receive the benifits that is provided to married couple (man & women). Any gay couple can go to a church and get married if the church will perform the marraige.
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Old 02-16-2007, 01:28 PM   #45
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I realize they didn't...but Bush and other republicans were talking about it...I'm not sure that I necessarily agree with homosexuality, but I agree they have rights, and putting such a ban in the constitution would have been rediculous and a mockery of the constitution
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