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Should the executive be accountable to Congress?


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In other democracies there is a concept of "responsible government". Basically meaning that the executive (the leader and his chaps) can be removed by the legislature or Parliament. Should the President be accountable to Congress? Perhaps he shouldn't even be elected (Have a Prime Minister instead). Imagine, instead of a President that is elected independently from Congress, have a President chosen by, and accountable to, Congress. Imagine, the Congress and President would actually be on the same page for once and something might get done!

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Should the executive be accountable to Congress?

They all ready are indirectly.

 

Directly would be a ultraliberal dream come true.

 

BTW: BHO isn't accountable to Congress even tho he is suppose to be.

 

Haven't you heard...he by passes them and rules by dictum.

 

Clean your own house first before calling someone a slob.

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Should the Congress be accountable to the President? Isn't the Separation of Powers designed to ensure one branch does not have authority over the other?

Basically, what I'm asking is if the USA should adopt a Parliamentary rather than Presidential model for democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy the Prime Minister is only leader as long as Parliament and his own party allows it. This is possible because the Prime Minister is indirectly elected, (he just happens to be the leader of the party who has the support of Parliament, but is not actually elected, per se).

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Basically, what I'm asking is if the USA should adopt a Parliamentary rather than Presidential model for democracy. In a Parliamentary democracy the Prime Minister is only leader as long as Parliament and his own party allows it. This is possible because the Prime Minister is indirectly elected, (he just happens to be the leader of the party who has the support of Parliament, but is not actually elected, per se).

 

Why don't you go ahead and make the argument that would be better for the USA and how it would/could possibly be implemeted --- especially since we already have a different historical tradition.

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lol

 

what democracy ?

 

this is a constitutional republic

 

dumbazz...

Good one. You sure are a genius.

You might be happy to learn that the US did make the list of "Full democracies". (See Economist Intelligence Unit). They did this despite being a "constitutional republic". Guess who else made the list? other constitutional republics as well as constitutional monarchies. Almost all of the countries that made the list have a Parliamentary system, though. The US was one of the 4 rare exceptions.

See "Democracy Index"

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Why don't you go ahead and make the argument that would be better for the USA and how it would/could possibly be implemeted --- especially since we already have a different historical tradition.

It would be better because it would 1) be more effective: the leader and Congress would be on the same page. if they aren't, Congress removes him. 2) the leader would be accountable: Congress or his party would have the ability to remove the leader. 3) term limits would not be needed: they are only needed when there is a risk that the leader may become a dictator (Only Presidents become dictators, not Prime Ministers--for reason #2). 4) Countries with Parliamentary systems are more democratic (See the "Democracy Index").

democrats hide behind the liberal media

what's a "Liberal"?

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Good one. You sure are a genius.

you sure arent

 

Is the United States a democracy?

The Pledge of Allegiance includes the phrase: "and to the republic for which it stands." Is the United States of America a republic? I always thought it was a democracy? What's the difference between the two?

 

The United States is, indeed, a republic, not a democracy. Accurately defined, a democracy is a form of government in which the people decide policy matters directly--through town hall meetings or by voting on ballot initiatives and referendums. A republic, on the other hand, is a system in which the people choose representatives who, in turn, make policy decisions on their behalf. The Framers of the Constitution were altogether fearful of pure democracy. Everything they read and studied taught them that pure democracies "have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths" (Federalist No. 10).

 

gee dumbazz...

 

looks like YOU LOSE

 

wanna go seal clubbing ? you are officially my lil baby seal...

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