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What if there was no permanent President?

Genius_Intellect
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11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?
sadolite
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11/12/2016 11:51:12 AM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

How did you come to formulate a 100 day presidency.
Fernyx
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11/12/2016 1:48:47 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

No progress would get done, 4 years is hard enough to get a substantial enough done, 1/12th of that time would net you nothing.
Lynx_N
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11/12/2016 2:26:35 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took all members of Congress, put them in a hat, shook it around and drew one congressman out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new one is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.


I would love to see that.
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11/12/2016 3:18:51 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

Sounds like the system they implemented in Idiocracy. The kid got an appointment to the President's cabinet because he won a contest.
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11/12/2016 3:36:57 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

Nothing would EVER get done.
Genius_Intellect
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11/12/2016 11:12:58 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:51:12 AM, sadolite wrote:
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

How did you come to formulate a 100 day presidency.

People always talk about the first 100 days. I figured, what if that was all the president had?
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11/12/2016 11:15:04 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

4 years per term and a 2 term max, is not permanent.
Genius_Intellect
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11/12/2016 11:19:46 PM
Posted: 8 months ago
At 11/12/2016 11:15:04 PM, Heterodox wrote:
At 11/12/2016 11:19:34 AM, Genius_Intellect wrote:
Suppose we took the names of all members of Congress, put them in a hat, and drew one out at random. That person becomes president for 100 days. At the end of 100 days, a new name is drawn from the hat, and a new president is selected. This repeats every 100 days until the next election. If the president dies, steps down, is voted out during the election, or is in any way unable to continue their office, a new president is pulled from the hat.

How would this change to the constitution affect the political system?

4 years per term and a 2 term max, is not permanent.

Semantics. I fully elaborate in the OP.