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ARTICLE II: THE EXECUTIVE BRANCH

 
 

SECTION 1: The President

a. Election and Term Limits for Executive Branch

The Executive Power shall be vested in a President of the Republic of America. A person shall hold the office of President for a term of four years. There shall be no term limits on the Office of President. Such person shall select a Vice-President during the initial campaign for this Office; thereafter, at any time, at the President’s own discretion, the President may appoint a different Vice-President.

NOTE


If a good person is elected as President and does the job for which he or she is elected, which is to serve the people in the support and protection of their rights according this Constitution, that person, if that person desires, should be able to continue to serve the people indefinitely. The President doesn’t have the power to make laws that affect the lives of the people. The President’s role is like that of a CEO of the most powerful corporation on Earth. The people are its shareholders; and their representatives—Congress—are its Board of Directors. However, only the shareholders/people can remove the CEO/President, eliminating any petty grievances that might arise with any of the individual Directors (congressional Representatives). The CEO gets things done and makes sure that what the Board of Directors/Congress mandates gets passed on to the managerial staff of the company. Experience is a vital part of being a CEO. The shareholders/people, who do not want to worry about the company, except that the person who has all the power in running the company has the proper experience to do so. In addition, the CEO needs to know that those who are the closest associated with him or her are always available as a support and not a distraction to the CEO’s role. For this reason, the President should be able to appoint and fire the Vice-President at will. The Vice-President is not the person in whom the people have entrusted their lives and should not have the ability or power to usurp the President. When a Vice-President knows that he or she can be fired at any time for any reason, that person’s support and loyalty to the President will increase. Only for a short time, if something unexpectedly happened to the President, will a Vice-President be given Presidential power and rights. The people must always retain the right to place the greatest power of any human on Earth in the hands of the person whom they choose.





b. Election by Majority of Popular 

The President shall be elected or re-elected every four years by the majority vote of the legally Registered Voters.

NOTE


With the Constitutional requirements of transparency outlined in this Constitution, the people will become more informed about what their government is doing. Also, because elections will become Federal Holidays and mean much more to the people than any other aspect of their concern for their government, the people will have the opportunity within a relatively short amount of time to replace the most powerful human upon Earth or reconfirm his or her power over their lives.





c. Executive Office Citizenship Requirements.

No person, except a constitutionally designated Citizen of the Republic of America, and who has been a Citizen for at least twenty (20) years, shall be eligible for the Office of President; neither shall any Person be eligible for that Office who shall not have attained to the age of forty (40) years.

NOTE


With the Constitutional requirements of transparency outlined in this Constitution, the people will become more informed about what their government is doing. Also, because elections will become Federal Holidays and mean much more to the people than any other aspect of their concern for their government, the people will have the opportunity within a relatively short amount of time to replace the most powerful human upon Earth or reconfirm his or her power over their lives.





d. Executive Incapacitation

In case of the removal of the President from Office, or of that person’s death, resignation, or inability to discharge the Powers and Duties of such Office, the same shall devolve on the Vice-President the duties of the Office of President. Congress may, by law, provide for any Case of Removal, both of the President and Vice-President, declaring what Officer shall then act as President; and such Officer shall act accordingly, until the disability is removed, or until a new President is elected. Congress shall ensure that the elections of the President’s replacement are held within six months of the date of the President’s removal or permanent disability.

NOTE


With the Constitutional requirements of transparency outlined in this Constitution, the people will become more informed about what their government is doing. Also, because elections will become Federal Holidays and mean much more to the people than any other aspect of their concern for their government, the people will have the opportunity within a relatively short amount of time to replace the most powerful human upon Earth or reconfirm his or her power over their lives.





e. Executive Compensation

The President shall receive, for that person’s services, a compensation equal to twice the amount allowed by law for members of Congress, which shall not be diminished during the period for which that person has been elected; and, for each period of four years for which that person is re-elected as President, that person shall receive a 25% increase for each subsequent four-year term. The President shall not receive within any period, any other emolument, of any kind, from any person or entity, domestic or foreign. Neither the President nor the VicePresident shall receive a pension of any kind, at any time, for their public service.

NOTE


This provision fairly awards a good President with a proper compensation for his or her services. If reelected, it’s only fair that the President’s compensation increases accordingly. The elimination of any government pensions will motivate a President to act in every way to please the majority of the people whom he or she serves. Furthermore, as a person reflects on serving the people in politics, ‘serving’ becomes much more of a motivation than ‘compensation’ for that service. One must serve appropriately before the salary that is paid increases, not due to the office, but due to the service provided. If a person wants to make it his or her career to serve the people, then knowing that the only monetary benefit from serving the people will come from actual time serving, instead of a guaranteed pension, will motivate service over gaining tenure in office. Having the responsibility of one of the most powerful humans on Earth needs to be compensated properly without the person in whose hands the power exists losing sight of the purpose for which such power is granted and entrusted by the people.





f. Presidential Oath of Office

Before a person enters on the execution of the Office of the President, that person and that person’s elected Vice-President shall take the following Oath or Affirmation: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President (Vice-President) of the Republic, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the Republic of America.”

NOTE


If a good person is elected as President and does the job for which he or she is elected, which is to serve the people in the support and protection of their rights according this Constitution, that person, if that person desires, should be able to continue to serve the people indefinitely. The President doesn’t have the power to make laws that affect the lives of the people. The President’s role is like that of a CEO of the most powerful corporation on Earth. The people are its shareholders; and their representatives—Congress—are its Board of Directors. However, only the shareholders/people can remove the CEO/President, eliminating any petty grievances that might arise with any of the individual Directors (congressional Representatives). The CEO gets things done and makes sure that what the Board of Directors/Congress mandates gets passed on to the managerial staff of the company. Experience is a vital part of being a CEO. The shareholders/people, who do not want to worry about the company, except that the person who has all the power in running the company has the proper experience to do so. In addition, the CEO needs to know that those who are the closest associated with him or her are always available as a support and not a distraction to the CEO’s role. For this reason, the President should be able to appoint and fire the Vice-President at will. The Vice-President is not the person in whom the people have entrusted their lives and should not have the ability or power to usurp the President. When a Vice-President knows that he or she can be fired at any time for any reason, that person’s support and loyalty to the President will increase. Only for a short time, if something unexpectedly happened to the President, will a Vice-President be given Presidential power and rights. The people must always retain the right to place the greatest power of any human on Earth in the hands of the person whom they choose.





SECTION 2: Powers of the President

a. Supreme Commander of the Military and Law Enforcement

TO hold the Office of Commander in Chief of the Militia of the Republic and the same Office of the Federal Law Enforcement Agency, as adopted under Article IV, Section 4(b.) of this Constitution; TO appoint and remove any Officers of the Militia or Federal Law Enforcement Agency; TO respond to any form of aggression or repression, both foreign and domestic, against the Republic, its laws, or any of its people, whenever and wherever they may be located throughout the earth.

NOTE


This provision fairly awards a good President with a proper compensation for his or her services. If reelected, it’s only fair that the President’s compensation increases accordingly. The elimination of any government pensions will motivate a President to act in every way to please the majority of the people whom he or she serves. Furthermore, as a person reflects on serving the people in politics, ‘serving’ becomes much more of a motivation than ‘compensation’ for that service. One must serve appropriately before the salary that is paid increases, not due to the office, but due to the service provided. If a person wants to make it his or her career to serve the people, then knowing that the only monetary benefit from serving the people will come from actual time serving, instead of a guaranteed pension, will motivate service over gaining tenure in office. Having the responsibility of one of the most powerful humans on Earth needs to be compensated properly without the person in whose hands the power exists losing sight of the purpose for which such power is granted and entrusted by the people.





b. Executive Power to Enforce Constitutional Law

TO appoint and remove any Officers of the government of the Republic, except those otherwise designated by this Constitution; and TO assign their particular duties, and establish their protocols and proceedings, in support of the laws of this Constitution.

NOTE


With the Constitutional requirements of transparency outlined in this Constitution, the people will become more informed about what their government is doing. Also, because elections will become Federal Holidays and mean much more to the people than any other aspect of their concern for their government, the people will have the opportunity within a relatively short amount of time to replace the most powerful human upon Earth or reconfirm his or her power over their lives.





c. Power to Appoint Executive Representatives for Foreign Service

TO appoint foreign Ambassadors, Consuls, and other foreign Ministers, whose appointments are in the best interests of the Republic as determined by the President that are not otherwise provided for in this Constitution.

NOTE


This provision fairly awards a good President with a proper compensation for his or her services. If reelected, it’s only fair that the President’s compensation increases accordingly. The elimination of any government pensions will motivate a President to act in every way to please the majority of the people whom he or she serves. Furthermore, as a person reflects on serving the people in politics, ‘serving’ becomes much more of a motivation than ‘compensation’ for that service. One must serve appropriately before the salary that is paid increases, not due to the office, but due to the service provided. If a person wants to make it his or her career to serve the people, then knowing that the only monetary benefit from serving the people will come from actual time serving, instead of a guaranteed pension, will motivate service over gaining tenure in office. Having the responsibility of one of the most powerful humans on Earth needs to be compensated properly without the person in whose hands the power exists losing sight of the purpose for which such power is granted and entrusted by the people.





d. Restricted Power of Legislative and Judicial Branches, Restricted Veto Power

The President shall have no power to appoint any person to an Office associated with the Legislative and Judicial Branches described in this Constitution. The President shall have no power over Congress, except in the enforcement of the laws of this Constitution. The President shall have no veto power of any law adopted by Congress in accordance with the laws of this Constitution.

NOTE


This provision fairly awards a good President with a proper compensation for his or her services. If reelected, it’s only fair that the President’s compensation increases accordingly. The elimination of any government pensions will motivate a President to act in every way to please the majority of the people whom he or she serves. Furthermore, as a person reflects on serving the people in politics, ‘serving’ becomes much more of a motivation than ‘compensation’ for that service. One must serve appropriately before the salary that is paid increases, not due to the office, but due to the service provided. If a person wants to make it his or her career to serve the people, then knowing that the only monetary benefit from serving the people will come from actual time serving, instead of a guaranteed pension, will motivate service over gaining tenure in office. Having the responsibility of one of the most powerful humans on Earth needs to be compensated properly without the person in whose hands the power exists losing sight of the purpose for which such power is granted and entrusted by the people.





e. Power to Establish Foreign Policy

TO recommend to Congress the adoption of foreign treaties, agreements, and resolutions; however, the President shall have no power to ratify these agreements as law; TO enter into temporary foreign treaties, agreements, and resolutions, which the President deems beneficial to the Republic, for a period of six months, or until such time as Congress ratifies or rejects any of these actions, according to the powers given to Congress by this Constitution. If Congress does not approve or reject the Executive temporary action before the end of the six-month period, the action shall become law. Congress shall retain the right to rescind or amend any such law at any time.

NOTE


This provision fairly awards a good President with a proper compensation for his or her services. If reelected, it’s only fair that the President’s compensation increases accordingly. The elimination of any government pensions will motivate a President to act in every way to please the majority of the people whom he or she serves. Furthermore, as a person reflects on serving the people in politics, ‘serving’ becomes much more of a motivation than ‘compensation’ for that service. One must serve appropriately before the salary that is paid increases, not due to the office, but due to the service provided. If a person wants to make it his or her career to serve the people, then knowing that the only monetary benefit from serving the people will come from actual time serving, instead of a guaranteed pension, will motivate service over gaining tenure in office. Having the responsibility of one of the most powerful humans on Earth needs to be compensated properly without the person in whose hands the power exists losing sight of the purpose for which such power is granted and entrusted by the people.





f. Power to Pardon

TO grant reprieves and pardons for offenses committed against any law of the Republic or any of its people.

NOTE


With the Constitutional requirements of transparency outlined in this Constitution, the people will become more informed about what their government is doing. Also, because elections will become Federal Holidays and mean much more to the people than any other aspect of their concern for their government, the people will have the opportunity within a relatively short amount of time to replace the most powerful human upon Earth or reconfirm his or her power over their lives.





SECTION 3: Executive Relationship with Congress; Executive Transparency

a. Executive Congressional Report

The President shall give to the people, biannually, information on the State of the Republic and any information on temporary Executive foreign actions enacted.

NOTE


The President is given sweeping powers to protect the rights of the people, and the people have a right to hear occasionally from their President who addresses the people directly, and not just the Congress. The current State of the Union is mocked with bipartisan reaction of applause or the restraint of applause by those who disagree with the President. The people aren’t interested in petty political disagreements. The people want to know that their government is working properly. To watch the reaction of Congress during the current annual State of the Union address is disconcerting to the people and visibly demonstrates the dysfunction of their government. The President will be mandated by law to talk to the people directly. Media coverage should be done away from the applause or lack thereof by Congress, allowing the President to have an intimate and detailed report of that person’s actions over the past 6 months. This should be done in a private setting without peer pressure. The President will address the people, not politicians, and giving the people a comprehensive overview of all Presidential activities and the state of the Republic.





b. Executive Transparency

The President shall maintain an Executive website upon which shall be recorded a Journal of Executive Proceedings, and from time to time publish the same consistent with Congressional transparency as described in Article I, Section 1(m.), excepting such parts as may, in the President’s judgment, require secrecy in the interest of the Republic’s security.

 

SECTION 4: Disqualification

The President, Vice-President, and all civil Officers appointed by Executive Order, shall be removed from Office upon that person’s conviction of: treason, bribery, or for any other felony crime or any action, or inaction, that violates the laws and provisions for the people established by this Constitution.

NOTE


This provision fairly awards a good President with a proper compensation for his or her services. If reelected, it’s only fair that the President’s compensation increases accordingly. The elimination of any government pensions will motivate a President to act in every way to please the majority of the people whom he or she serves. Furthermore, as a person reflects on serving the people in politics, ‘serving’ becomes much more of a motivation than ‘compensation’ for that service. One must serve appropriately before the salary that is paid increases, not due to the office, but due to the service provided. If a person wants to make it his or her career to serve the people, then knowing that the only monetary benefit from serving the people will come from actual time serving, instead of a guaranteed pension, will motivate service over gaining tenure in office. Having the responsibility of one of the most powerful humans on Earth needs to be compensated properly without the person in whose hands the power exists losing sight of the purpose for which such power is granted and entrusted by the people.





 
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