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"Defender Of The Free World": How To Kick Out The President Without Impeachment


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This thread is not about Bush-bashing nor is it calling for impeachment. Rather this is a thought experiment, to see if it is possible to indeed kick out the President of the United States if you don't like him without going through the messy process of impeachment. Republicans, pay attention, if Obama/Clinton gets into office, you may want to do this too. :)

 

1. Go to a county/state that also hates the President of the United States. (County is better though, due to the small compactness of the county, you might be more effective that way. Bonus points if you are able to go to Vermont.)

 

2. Organize a campagin to pass a law within the county to create the brand new "Defender of the Free World" job. This job states that whomever that gets elected to that position is appointed by the County to 'defend the free world'. Duties include playing Defender all day, making speeches about how best to defend the free world, and overall providing a threatening face to tyranny everywhere. The term would be for life.

 

3. Accept an amendment to the Referendum that states that since the "Defender of the Free World" is such a hard task, and that so much is at stake here that as soon as a person gets the job, he must immeadily resign all other jobs (unless the DFW files a petition with the "Advisors of the DFW" to keep his old job. The advisors then get to vote to see if the DFW can keep his job as well...All Advisors are pre-appointed by the County so that the DFW can start up his tough task of defending the free world.)

 

4. Also accept an amendment stating that the DFW cannot resign his position as DFW nor can he refuse a nomination to be DFW.

 

5. Add a third amendmnet stating that if the DFW appears not to be doing his job correctly, he will be stripped of his status, and will be charged with a a misdemonor of "Failing to Defend The Free World"...or, if you want, actual Treason itself. The punishment will be a heafty fine and a jail time of [insert jail time here, possibly 100 years, but then you can get challenges via the 8th Amendment.]

 

5. Get the Law passed.

 

6. In the first election (it doesn't have to be elections, the people can choose to appoint the DFW), have the President of the US be the sole person running, appointed by a bunch of "supporters" who want the President to be the "Defender of the Free World".

 

7. Once the President wins the landslide election, he will be informed by the County that he has to vacate his position as President. If the President files a petition to keep his job as President while at the same time being a DFW, the Advisors will reject his petition.

 

8a. The President resigns his job as President and offically take up the title of "Defender of the Free World." [You win.]

 

8b. The President refuses to leave his job as President. The Advisors become very upset about this and convene to strip the President of the DFW status and then charge him with a Misdemenor.

 

9. The County will inform the District of Columbia that the President has broken the law, and therefore request extradition to the County to be tried for treason/a misdemnor offense. Since it is true that the President did break the law in that one county, DC is compelled to hand over the President to the County for trial.

 

9a. The President may keep his job as President, but will be hampered by the fact that he is in prison and will be kept on close watch. He may end up giving up his job to the VP anyway due to the trial.

 

9b. The President pardons himself of the crime, thereby ending the crisis. The county cannot do anything really to stop it, but such a self-pardoning will ruin the President's reputation indeed, and I hope the President does not resort to desperate measures.

 

9c. The President agrees to a plea deal, pleaing guilty to the crime but paying a fee, and avoid giving up the title of President.

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Anyway, there we go. Would the plan work? I don't think so. Still, it does sound like it might have merit...9b and 9c is the only real weakness of the plan, but in all other cases, the President will lose his job as President. In 9c, the President must pay some money, which will aid the County a lot and in 9b, the President will lose lots of reputation.

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SS is joking, Jae. Stop being so serious! :p

 

OMG, SilentScope - that is hilarious!! :lol:

 

2. Duties include playing Defender all day, making speeches about how best to defend the free world, and overall providing a threatening face to tyranny everywhere. The term would be for life.

 

4. Also accept an amendment stating that the DFW cannot resign his position as DFW nor can he refuse a nomination to be DFW.

 

:rofl:

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