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Response to cstanleytech (Reply #5)

Mon Oct 14, 2019, 11:03 AM

12. We should start by passing laws severely limiting the powers of a President appointed by the...

Electoral College, but, losing the popular vote.

Heck, while we're dreaming, let's change what the installed office holder is called to Acting President.

-No SCOTUS appointments.
-Limited pardon powers.
-Limited use of Executive Orders.
-Must go through congress to make appropriations changes. (I know, it's already there, but, it needs to be reinforced. I guess.)
-Limited use of GFE and resources for campaign purposes. (Already spelled out in the Hatch Act. But, it needs teeth.)
-Limited authority over ongoing military operations. (To include nukes and withdraws.)
-No tariffs.

And, these limitations should "trickle down" to any Cabinet Secretaries and other appointees the Acting President should make. Extending beyond the Acting President's term, if need be, unless the appointee is renewed in their position by a popularly elected President.

The prospect of having an Acting President should be made so unpalatable as to make the prospect seem unworthy of the effort to game the Electoral College system as has been done by the GOP twice in the last 20 years.

I read an article here on DU over the past couple of days that a study has shown, the Electoral College system is biased toward the GOP anyway and something like this could be used as a way to even the playing field.

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