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Ron Paul could potentially destabilize the US infrastructure for the worst because of his desire to basically start again from the ground up.
...The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet... Including members of the armed forces, the Executive Branch employs more than 4 million Americans....
Under Article II of the Constitution, the President is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. Fifteen executive departments — each led by an appointed member of the President's Cabinet — carry out the day-to-day administration of the federal government. They are joined in this by other executive agencies such as the CIA and Environmental Protection Agency, the heads of which are not part of the Cabinet, but who are under the full authority of the President. The President also appoints the heads of more than 50 independent federal commissions, such as the Federal Reserve Board or the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as federal judges, ambassadors, and other federal offices. The Executive Office of the President (EOP) consists of the immediate staff to the President, along with entities such as the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.
The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress, although Congress may override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses. The Executive Branch conducts diplomacy with other nations, and the President has the power to negotiate and sign treaties, which also must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The President can issue executive orders, which direct executive officers or clarify and further existing laws. The President also has unlimited power to extend pardons and clemencies for federal crimes, except in cases of impeachment.... www.whitehouse.gov...
I prefer Ron Paul for the next election but you may not. You may have another candidate in mind; GREAT!
Research that person and vote for them. It is NOT throwing away your vote to vote for a 3rd party candidate. It is a great way to protest and since voting republican or democrat is voting for more of the same the only legit vote is a 3rd party vote.
Please stop voting for these damn idiots. Please.
Originally posted by crimvelvet
reply to post by Eurisko2012
The ticket I want to see is
Herman Cain as Pres.
Ron Paul as V.P.
WHY? Because it is a ticket that I think could very easily win.
My biggest gripe with Cain is that he was Chairman and Member of the Board of Directors for the Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City and he has obviously swallowed the Keynesian Economic Model
However he has pulled himself up by the boot straps and has business savvy in spades something this country desparately needs after being run by a bunch of LAWYERS!
It is quaint when the right wing calls the left wing sexist. Feminism was a hard battle and it was obstructe by a tooth and nail fight by the right wing establishment.
...Howard W. Smith, a Democrat and avid segregationist from Virginia, indicated his intention to keep the bill bottled up indefinitely.....
...Normally, the bill would have been referred to the Senate Judiciary Committee, chaired by Senator James O. Eastland, Democrat from Mississippi. Given Eastland's firm opposition, it seemed impossible that the bill would reach the Senate floor....
The bill came before the full Senate for debate on March 30, 1964 and the "Southern Bloc" of 18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage. Said Russell: "We will resist to the bitter end any measure or any movement which would have a tendency to bring about social equality and intermingling and amalgamation of the races in our (Southern) states."
The most fervent opposition to the bill came from Senator Strom Thurmond (D-SC): "This so-called Civil Rights Proposals, which the President has sent to Capitol Hill for enactment into law, are unconstitutional, unnecessary, unwise and extend beyond the realm of reason. This is the worst civil-rights package ever presented to the Congress and is reminiscent of the Reconstruction proposals and actions of the radical Republican Congress."...
18 southern Democratic Senators and one Republican Senator led by Richard Russell (D-GA) launched a filibuster to prevent its passage.....After 54 days of filibuster, Senators Everett Dirksen (R-IL), Thomas Kuchel (R-CA), Hubert Humphrey (D-MN), and Mike Mansfield (D-MT) introduced a substitute bill that they hoped would attract enough Republican swing votes to end the filibuster
Totals are in "Yea-Nay" format:
The original House version:
* Democratic Party: 152-96 (61%-39%)
* Republican Party: 138-34 (80%-20%)
Cloture in the Senate:
* Democratic Party: 44-23 (66%–34%)
* Republican Party: 27-6 (82%–18%)
The Senate version:
* Democratic Party: 46-21 (69%–31%)
* Republican Party: 27-6 (82%–18%)
The Senate version, voted on by the House:
* Democratic Party: 153-91 (63%–37%)
* Republican Party: 136-35 (80%–20%)