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State Rights (and Libertarian?) People: What's the point of a President?

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01-11-2016, 05:27 PM
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State Rights (and Libertarian?) People: What's the point of a President?

If Congress drafts laws, Senate approves them and if states (should) hold the final say, is the goal to have a President that's essentially like the Queen of England?

Genuinely curious.

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you could have posted this in the libertarian party thread

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I cant think of any country that does not have a head of state. Who will other countries head of states speak to? A council? You always need some one that represent you.
Because I reckon they are not interested in a prime minister?

Speaker of the house?

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I cant think of any country that does not have a head of state. Who will other countries head of states speak to? A council? You always need some one that represent you.
Switzerland doesn't have a head of state. They have a president (a different one every year) who represents the country internationally and is treated like a head of state in this regard, but he doesn't really is one.

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For starters, there has to be a commander in chief of the military, as well as the person ultimately responsible for overseeing the administration of the laws enacted by congress/the states

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Switzerland doesn't have a head of state. They have a president (a different one every year) who represents the country internationally and is treated like a head of state in this regard, but he doesn't really is one.
And what does that produce? The cuckoo clock.

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you could have posted this in the libertarian party thread
The Introduction thread?

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For starters, there has to be a commander in chief of the military, as well as the person ultimately responsible for overseeing the administration of the laws enacted by congress/the states
How does a President oversee these laws?

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How does a President oversee these laws?
I'm guessing veto power...check and balances...etc. etc.

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I'm guessing veto power...check and balances...etc. etc.
Right. Which is something that a lot of state rights people thing is "wrong".

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Right. Which is something that a lot of state rights people thing is "wrong".
Ah, I see what you're driving at.

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For starters, there has to be a commander in chief of the military, as well as the person ultimately responsible for overseeing the administration of the laws enacted by congress/the states
Remember, there is no federal military in libertarian land. Instead, each governor is commander in chief of their state militia.

Also in libertarian land, congress won't be passing laws because all laws do is take power from the states.

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The military, I imagine, would be headed by a commander in chief (a 4 star general) who would report to state governors, who would vote on his actions with a 2/3s majority needed to pass or overturn things.

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Articles of Confederation worked really well the first time

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How does a President oversee these laws?
The president appoints the Attorney General, whose office is responsible for ensuring that federal laws are obeyed. Thats the job of the Justice Department. The FBI and the US Marshalls are their police and the Federal judiciary is where they try their cases

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The military, I imagine, would be headed by a commander in chief (a 4 star general) who would report to state governors, who would vote on his actions with a 2/3s majority needed to pass or overturn things.
wow like any military decision has the time frame to wait for that kind of crap.

I guess I didn't wrap my head around the premise of this thread enough.

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