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279 hits Rate me! Share Favorite | Flag 17 years ago by emitchell

Is the president of the United States really just an elected king?


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17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:27:54 AM EST (GMT-5)
nope. King has ultimate authority and power. President is controled by two other, equal, bodies in the govt.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:29:17 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, but he is treated like one.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:30:22 AM EST (GMT-5)
No, I don't think I see the correllation?
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:41:01 AM EST (GMT-5)
If he were king, he'd have absolute power, and he doesn't. Like Uptown says, that's why there are two other branches of the government.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:43:08 AM EST (GMT-5)
There are other forms of monarchy, aside from absolute.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:45:14 AM EST (GMT-5)
True. There's also a limited monarchy, where the king has little to no power. The president doesn't fit that description, either.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:46:18 AM EST (GMT-5)
In the UK our Queen has surprisingly little say over anything.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:50:20 AM EST (GMT-5)
is he really elected???
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:50:58 AM EST (GMT-5)
Gee, there's a new idea.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:52:13 AM EST (GMT-5)
The Queen still has power to refuse any new laws, but that would never happen.
17 yrs ago - Friday 5/30/03 - 7:54:21 AM EST (GMT-5)
That's what I mean. It wouldn't happen for political reasons so she's pretty much the posterchild for the UK and nothing more.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 12:38:23 PM EST (GMT-5)
The President has the power to destroy the entire world with a word. Maybe he's more powerful than a king.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 12:40:48 PM EST (GMT-5)
No, he couldnt do that. It would get vetoed and he'd be called down from his position.
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Friday 6/6/03 - 12:46:54 PM EST (GMT-5)
Mc:What if he declared war? Woudlnt' he then have all military power without chance of being veteod?
16 yrs ago, 11 mos ago - Sunday 6/22/03 - 8:53:53 PM EST (GMT-5)
Nope. If he wants to declare war, he has to have it okayed by Congress. That's how checks and balances work. Then again, our system IS terribly inefficient. There's a reason why nothing ever gets done at a Federal level. Everyone hates everyone else.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 6:58:46 PM EST (GMT-5)
I hate you skot.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 7:04:41 PM EST (GMT-5)
not really
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 7:27:28 PM EST (GMT-5)
I don't really like admiting it, but it some ways it does correlate. Aside from the fact that Kings aren't elected and the whole absolute power thing, they're pretty much the same. But those 2 things are what define a "King" as king.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 7:34:42 PM EST (GMT-5)
Why do so many people have a problem admitting this? What's the big issue? So he's a lot like a king. At least in a monarchy the figure head isn't always male. Personally I think our government is more concurrent with an oligarchy than a monarchy.
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 7:44:01 PM EST (GMT-5)
He's a lot like a queen actually,a figure head who really does nothing but stamp his approval on bills and laws
16 yrs ago, 10 mos ago - Wednesday 7/23/03 - 7:51:06 PM EST (GMT-5)
Oligarchy and plutocracy are more accurate than monarchy. True monarchs are predetermined almost from birth, have fewer checks on their powers, and last longer than 4 or 8 years.
16 yrs ago, 8 mos ago - Thursday 9/11/03 - 11:38:43 PM EST (GMT-5)
yeah uptown. anyway no punk ass racist from texas could be my king. God is my King.



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