Robert in Ohio

The Way The Government Should Work

  
By:  Robert in Ohio  •  politics  •  8 years ago  •  11 comments

The Way The Government Should Work

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Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio    8 years ago

So does anyone think that any of the current candidates for president (from either or neither of the major political parties) is capable, if elected in 2016, of leading a government that would function in accordance with this pyramid of related actions?

If so, please tell us why.....

 
 
 
Randy
Sophomore Participates
link   Randy  replied to  Robert in Ohio   8 years ago

No. The political atmosphere is far, far too politically divided to expect a new President of either party to do anything that would get the government to change in this manner. The Presidency is only one of three separate and equal branched of government. It would require the cooperation of all three and that is not going to happen and it's unfair to expect or blame the President, of either party, for not making it happen.

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio  replied to  Randy   8 years ago

Randy

Thanks for the perspective

In the current times of executive orders, regulations in instead of laws, the wild antics of the SCOTUS and other anomalies of government process - the equally weighted three branches is a matter of some debate.

I agree with your view of the capabilities of the current candidates and their ability to unite.

I am not sure on the Republican side as yet, but from the Democrats the person IMO who could best unite rather than further divide is Biden should he decide to run and get elected.

As to the blame game in Washington and the Potomac Two Step - neither is likely to cease any time soon

 
 
 
Petey Coober
Freshman Silent
link   Petey Coober  replied to  Randy   8 years ago

Correction : The Presidency used to be only one of three separate and equal branched of government.Unfortunately it's role has expanded greatly under Obama to usurp powers that WERE parts of other branches , mostly the judiciary but also the legislative .

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio  replied to  Petey Coober   8 years ago

Petey

I agree that the breadth of executive orders (not necessarily the number) and the fact that they are used to get around the wishes of the legislative branch (rather than to expand on their wishes or simplify execution) has been the norm during the current administration.

That being said - all the more reason that the a uniter (rather than another divider) is needed in the White House in 2016

 
 
 
Bob Nelson
Professor Guide
link   Bob Nelson    8 years ago

Lincoln Chafee. No doubt about about it... 

 

 
 
 
Dean Moriarty
Professor Quiet
link   Dean Moriarty    8 years ago

The pyramid is a joke.  Did it come from Hitlers mein kamph? 

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio  replied to  Dean Moriarty   8 years ago

It is easy to mock what you do not understand or when you have nothing meaningful to add to a conversation - here it looks like both apply

These principles are the basis of leadership and teamwork - how things get done

 

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio    8 years ago

The politicians in Washington (Democrats and Republicans) give us much more of the latter than the former

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio    8 years ago

 
 
 
Robert in Ohio
Professor Quiet
link   author  Robert in Ohio    8 years ago