Why You Should Be President

Presidential Benefits

You may think being the president would completely suck because of all the pressure and decisions you have to make but here are some benefits of being the president:

-basically unlimited staff

-lives in the White House costing over $4 million a year

-invites to the best parties/recreation

-ground transportation costing almost $300k a year

-Blair House, larger than the White House with 119 rooms, more than 20 bedrooms, 35 bathrooms, four dining rooms, a gym, a flower shop, and a hair salon

-travel and advance team

-Camp David, the presidential vacation home

-security for life

-pension, Executive Level One Pay

-receive six months of transition costs

-allowance of $4 million annually

-allowed $1 million in travel expenses

-health benefits for five or more years of Federal service

-townhouse mentioned in the "Sitting" sections Blair House that continues into retirement

-$400,000.00 salary

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Requirements

Although the benefits are nice it isn't easy to be president it has it's Constitutional requirements and here are some of them:

-No person except a natural born citizen, or a citizen of the United States, at the time of the adoption of this Constitution, shall be eligible to the office of President; neither shall any person be eligible to the office who shall not have attained to the age of thirty-five years, and between fourteen years a resident within the United States

-No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President, for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of the President more than once

-Be at least 35 years of age

-Have lived in the United States for at least 14 years

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Constitutional Powers

-commander in chief of the regular military, and of the militia when they are called into the actual service of the United States

-authorizes the president to require the principal officers in the executive departments to provide written opinions upon the duties of their office

-grant reprieves and pardons for offenses against the United States, but he can not stop impeachment of any federal judge or federal officer

-make treaties with the advice and consent of the senate

-to nominate ambassadors, other public ministers and consuls, federal judges, and various other officers with the advice and consent of the senate

-imposes the duty on the president to periodically advise congress on the senate of the Union, and authorizes the president to recommend to congress such measures as he deems wise

-authorizes the president, on extraordinary occasions, to convene one or both houses of congress; and if both houses can not agree on when to adjourn, he is authorized to adjourn them to such time as he deems proper

-imposes the duty upon the president to receive ambassadors and other public ministers

-imposes the duty upon the president to take care that the laws be faithfully executed

-imposes the duty upon the president to commission all the officers of the United States

Executive: appointment and removal power, budgeting, law enforcement, clemency, executive orders,executive agreements

Diplomatic: treaty powers, recognition and appointment powers,

Judicial Legislation: veto, legislative proposals, emergency powers

The most important power is treaty powers because he has the ability and control, with senate approval, to make treaties with other countries of the world and such and making peace with other countries is important.

What Would You Do?

If I had presidential powers I would focus on gun control. I would make it so that you would have to pass a few tests and meet certain requirements to own a gun. This would hopefully keep crime rates down and make it harder fro younger kids who shouldn't necessarily own a gun for their own reasons.

Good Qualities of a President

Intelligence- needs to know what they are talking about and know how to solve extreme problems

Honesty- you need to be able to trust your president

Connectivity- has to be able to connect to adults and the younger generation as well

Persistence- need to know our president will keep working for something even if he doesn't succeed right away and also need to be persistently good, trustworthy, and on top of things

Leadership- knowing how to lead and give direction in a correct manner

Roles

Chief Executive- executive powers vested by the constitution

Chief of State- ceremonial head of government, symbol of all American people

Chief Administrator- actual head of government, in charge of over 2.7 million civilian jobs

Chief Diplomat- directs foreign policy and nation's spokesperson for the rest of the world

Commander in Chief- head of nation's armed forces

Chief Legislator- shapes public policy of congressional agenda

Gun Control

What would you do if you were president? With all the control you have the options are pretty much endless. What do you want changed in America? If I were the president I would want to have gun control laws restricting some people to have a gun. I don't believe everyone deserves a gun and I will tell you why.

If I had the powers that the president did I would be working on gun control. We can't be just giving anyone a gun left and right. This could stop so many problems; from murderers to the "Black Lives Matter" protests. Shooting sprees for three decades since 1982 to May of last year has tracked 61 mass murders carried out with firearms across the country that occurred in 30 states from Massachussets to Hawaii. From 2000-2007 an average of 6.4 active shootings per year while from 2007-2013 it jumped up to 16.4 active shootings per year. We need to have laws making it so people have to get some type of mental test to make sure they are mentally stable enough to own a gun and they should get background checks. I would do this using my constitutional executive powers as I would also be the Chief Executive.

As you can see guns have become an issue in our country. If we don't put a stop to this the statistics will only raise and put us into an even deeper hole than we are already in. Hopefully I convinced you of why this is such a serious issue in our country and why I believe it is one of the main ones we should be trying to fix right now. I would hope if I were president all my U.S. citizens would jump on the bandwagon as well.

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