Be Our Next President!
- salary: $400,000 a year
- inside the White House: bowling alley, movie theater, pool, tennis and basketball courts, putting green, pasry chef, 24 hour cooking staff, valets, butlers
- Air Force One: for safe and comfortable travels
- Blair House: for all your guests
- Camp David: Presidential vacation home!
- travel and advance team: includes logistics and security and employs Secret Service
- Commander and Chief of the military forces
- requests opinions from the principal officer of any Executive Department
- nominates for appointment
- can fill vacancies
- can convene both houses of congress on extraordinary occasions
- receives ambassadors and other public ministers
- takes care that all laws are faithfully executed
- commissions all officers of the United States
- makes treaties with the advice and consent of the Senate
- can grant reprieves or pardons
- signs or rejects all legislative bills passed by Congress
The most important constitutional power of the president, in my opinion, is the power to veto. Although Congress can override the veto with a 2/3 majority it is nearly impossible to get 2/3 on controversial bills. I believe the President should have the most say in our bills so if they don't agree with a bill than they should have every right to veto it if they please.
5 Qualities Necessary to be the President
1. Be able to communicate a clear and inspiring vision to his/her administration and the country - there are so many different opinions that people have in American so it is important for the President to be able to inspire citizens to see his/her vision for the country so that the country and stick together and have a better future.
2. Trust between the government and the people - many citizens of the United States believe that the government does things for the gain of the government only and not the people. This is the reason that so many people refuse to follow the laws that the government makes. If the President can gain the trust of citizens then there would be less rebellion and more support.
3. The ability to create collaborative tiger teams - our President will need to find the best of the best people in our country who can work together to help solve the massive problems that our country is facing.
4. Communicate the message of motivation that gives confidence to a fatigued nation - many citizens are tired of the decisions that the government has been making the last few years so our new President needs to motivate the country to have a fresh start and move forward as a country.
5. Be a one-of-a-kind, amazing level 5 leader - the President has many responsibilities and is the #1 person that the whole country looks up to. They must be able to excel in every aspect of their job and be a positive role model for our country.
6 Roles of the President
1. Party Leader: the President supports members who are trying to get elected or appointed to office. He also can campaign for reelection. The President can help pass his party's favorable without a veto.
2. Commander-in-Chief: the President is the commander of the US armed forces and military. He performs as a civilian which makes it so there is one central authority who makes difficult decisions. A drawback of this pay be that they aren't trained to handle certain situations like people in the military are trained for.
3. Chief Executive: the President controls the laws of the nation. He doesn't actually make the laws but he helps carry them out. He may also make executive orders which is expressed in Article II of the Constitution.
4. Chief of State: the President represents the United States at different events. He stands for our values and beliefs. For example, after hurricane Katrina Bush visited the area to give support oh behalf of the whole country.
5. Chief Diplomat: the President interacts with leaders of other nations. He leads foreign affairs by communicating with other countries on behalf of the United States. Obama recently hosted the leaders of Iraq and Japan to discuss various foreign affairs. The President also makes allies with other nations such as France and Australia.
6. Chief Legislator: the President voices his opinions to Congress during drafting of legislation. He makes speeches to promote his ideas and agenda. Some of these ideas are controversial such as the SAFE act. The President may also make speeches to promote his plan for healthcare by promising to curb rises in insurance costs.
Gun politics is an extremely controversial topic today in America. It has been estimated that U.S. civilians own 270 million to 310 million firearms, and that 37% to 42% of the households in the country have at least one gun. Many people disagree on the effects of gun control on crime and public safety. Gun control advocates argue that broad or unrestricted gun rights hinder the governments ability to keep citizens safe while gun rights advocates promote firearms for self defense, hunting, sporting activities, and security against tyranny.
Gun violence is an obvious problem in America. In 2013, firearms were used in 84,258 nonfatal injuries and 11,208 deaths by homicide, 21,175 by suicide with a firearm, 505 deaths due to accidental discharge of a firearm, and 281 deaths due to firearms-use with "undetermined intent" for a total of 33,169 deaths related to firearms. Those numbers are increasing every year in our country. In 2015 America experienced many tragedies relating to gun violence. More Americans have died in the last year from gun violence than in the last 40 years from terrorist attacks.
If I were the President of the United States I would use my constitutional power of being able to create an executive order that makes it harder to buy a gun, similar to what Obama recently did. Since I would have the role of Chief Executive I could use my power to demand stricter brackground checks on anyone who wants to own a gun and also order background checks on people who already own a gun. I would use my quality of being able to communicate a clear vision to the country so that they would see a future of less gun violence and deaths due to gun voilence.
Website that tracks gun violence in America: http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/