Proposed Constitution

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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


The only way that the Military and law enforcement agencies are going to be accountable to those whom they serve—the people—is to place their ultimate authority in the hands of a person fully accountable to the people. The people can replace the President every four years and demand full accountability of those who have the guns and the power of force over them. This article gives the President the immediate power, without approval of Congress, to react to any threat, foreign or domestic, that has violated the laws that protect the people.





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


This provision ensures that the President is mature and experienced enough, by living among the people, to understand their needs and desires. This also allows an immigrant to become President once that person has lived in the Republic long enough to understand the people and how the American government affects them. No longer will it be required that a person be naturally born within the boundaries of America to become its President. As America grows, the majority of its citizenry is a result of immigration; therefore, it is only fair and just that the majority’s interests are always protected as equal human beings.





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


This provision ensures that the President is mature and experienced enough, by living among the people, to understand their needs and desires. This also allows an immigrant to become President once that person has lived in the Republic long enough to understand the people and how the American government affects them. No longer will it be required that a person be naturally born within the boundaries of America to become its President. As America grows, the majority of its citizenry is a result of immigration; therefore, it is only fair and just that the majority’s interests are always protected as equal human beings.





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


One of the greatest parts of any humane government is the power to grant mercy and forgiveness to all equally. Someone has to be responsible for the application of mercy. Judges are required to serve the needs of justice equally to all people according to the law, which cannot be merciful and just at the same time. The President, who is the figurehead that should represent a personification of the people, must have the power to grant mercy, or at least maintain an inference as a powerful human symbol of a humane society.





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


One of the greatest parts of any humane government is the power to grant mercy and forgiveness to all equally. Someone has to be responsible for the application of mercy. Judges are required to serve the needs of justice equally to all people according to the law, which cannot be merciful and just at the same time. The President, who is the figurehead that should represent a personification of the people, must have the power to grant mercy, or at least maintain an inference as a powerful human symbol of a humane society.





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


Upholding the Constitution should always be the main focus and intent of the President of the Republic. This new Constitution protects the people and ensures that the most powerful person in the world is committed to its laws and purposes.





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


The only way that the Military and law enforcement agencies are going to be accountable to those whom they serve—the people—is to place their ultimate authority in the hands of a person fully accountable to the people. The people can replace the President every four years and demand full accountability of those who have the guns and the power of force over them. This article gives the President the immediate power, without approval of Congress, to react to any threat, foreign or domestic, that has violated the laws that protect 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


One of the most important parts of this provision is that a President, Vice-President, or anyone appointed by the Executive Branch can be removed for any gross violation of law or for not acting (inaction) to support the provisions of the Constitution. This inclusion will make it a personal priority to support and implement the cause and desires of the people. The threat of being kicked out of office for any crime, or any inaction in the case of this provision, is a great human motivator.





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


One of the most important parts of this provision is that a President, Vice-President, or anyone appointed by the Executive Branch can be removed for any gross violation of law or for not acting (inaction) to support the provisions of the Constitution. This inclusion will make it a personal priority to support and implement the cause and desires of the people. The threat of being kicked out of office for any crime, or any inaction in the case of this provision, is a great human motivator.





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


Upholding the Constitution should always be the main focus and intent of the President of the Republic. This new Constitution protects the people and ensures that the most powerful person in the world is committed to its laws and purposes.





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


The President needs the power to react immediately to occurrences throughout the world. This provision gives the power to the President to act immediately without any approval given by Congress. However, while an immediate act might be reasonable for the moment, it is not necessarily the action that would be in the long-term best interests of the people. Therefore, power is given to Congress to review any Presidential act involving a foreign entity and rescind or accept it after proper debate and review.





f. Power to Pardon

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

NOTE


One of the greatest parts of any humane government is the power to grant mercy and forgiveness to all equally. Someone has to be responsible for the application of mercy. Judges are required to serve the needs of justice equally to all people according to the law, which cannot be merciful and just at the same time. The President, who is the figurehead that should represent a personification of the people, must have the power to grant mercy, or at least maintain an inference as a powerful human symbol of a humane society.





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 needs the power to react immediately to occurrences throughout the world. This provision gives the power to the President to act immediately without any approval given by Congress. However, while an immediate act might be reasonable for the moment, it is not necessarily the action that would be in the long-term best interests of the people. Therefore, power is given to Congress to review any Presidential act involving a foreign entity and rescind or accept it after proper debate and review.





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


One of the most important parts of this provision is that a President, Vice-President, or anyone appointed by the Executive Branch can be removed for any gross violation of law or for not acting (inaction) to support the provisions of the Constitution. This inclusion will make it a personal priority to support and implement the cause and desires of the people. The threat of being kicked out of office for any crime, or any inaction in the case of this provision, is a great human motivator.





 
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