What do you think would have happened had Bernie Sanders been elected President? Do you think the Congress would have just rolled over and passed every single one of his ideas into law? How is that working out for Donald?
Oh, and what do you think would happen if/when the Federal Courts flexed their muscles and struck down one or all of the bills President Sanders signed into law after his super majority in the House and Senate just bent over and allowed him to tell them what to do?
This is what I'm trying to get across. No one single person can "make America great again." Not Donald. Not Bernie. Not Obama. Not anyone. That's because we are not a monarchy!!!
We have a system that gives the individual states and localities within those individual states a crazy amount of autonomy. The laws in Oregon are a hell of a lot different than the laws in Alabama. And the regulations in Portland, OR are a hell of a lot different than the regulations in Bend, OR.
We also have a system that gives the Congress vastly more power than the President. The Constitution is very explicit in this manner.
Article I has 2,318 words and gives the Congress vast powers to regulate everything from coining money to declaring war. Article I, Section 8 lays out eighteen different specific things the Congress is responsible for.
Article II is 1,032 and spends the vast majority of those words talking about how a President is elected and the rest of it talks about how limited his powers are.
This country has to wake up and realize that we don't live in a monarchy. The President is as powerful as the country allows him, and hopefully someday her, to be.
Bernie would have run into the same roadblocks as Donald is right now. And that's a good thing. No single person should have the power to tell 320 million people how to live their lives.
As most of us know, at least by now, a majority in the house and senate of one party or the other rules, and, the majority party in power at the same time whose president is of the same party does help. Exhibit A is the ACA. Democrats had the majority in congress and a democrat as president, no republicans voted for the ACA. None, zero.
Not one person can accomplish anything, that is true, and nor should he or she as an elected official. Overriding a presidential veto takes a majority to do too.
Now, back to the topic. Yes, there's a few subjects or topics which might be useless, and possibly faux, but this place doesn't have a place for a levity topic in the forum list that I know of. I had to start a thread about national hot dog day in a politics forum, if the site were more user friendly, we could have had a dropdown menu for nominating your favorite hot dog, or nominating your person of choice as a hot dog. My favorite hot dog has 4 legs and fur, especially after he's laid in the sun for an hour on a 80 degree day. A bit of levity on the site might be welcomed.
At this time, I'd like to nominate a little Indian girl named Elizabeth Warren for president in 2020, and ask her to pick Tammy Duckworth as her running mate, please, no more Clintons or Bushes.