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Would you support a national recall amendment?

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Offline Weird Tolkienish Figure

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A national recall amendment?
« on: May 17, 2017, 12:20:30 PM »
The proposal I heard was an amendment to recall the president if 2/3 of state legislatures or 2/3 of each house of congress passed a motion to recall the President. The motion could only be done once a year.

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2016/06/americans_deserve_a_presidential_recall_option.html

Edit: By recall I meant through an election, not on the whims of the legislature.
« Last Edit: May 17, 2017, 01:17:32 PM by Weird Tolkienish Figure »
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Offline Idaho_Cowboy

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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #1 on: May 17, 2017, 12:53:36 PM »
Dumb idea.

You need some stability for foreign policy to be effective and that may mean the President takes action that later proves to be unpopular. We do not need to give the presidency over to demagogues who can work up enough of the country into a froth to circumvent elections.

I see this as trying add impeachment without a crime and that is just dumb.
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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2017, 01:00:38 PM »
This poll reminds of a meeting I was in once.  Some college kid made a suggestion that we knew the boss just wasn't going to let happen. So after the educated idiot stopped talking the boss looked straight at him and said:

"Yea, well if buzzards had a radios shoved up their @ss we'd have music in the air too!"


Offline Taxcontrol

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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2017, 01:01:52 PM »
I like the recall idea but not for the President - I want it for Congress.  I also want Senator's to be appointed by unicameral session of the State Legislature with an option to recall as well.

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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #4 on: May 17, 2017, 06:42:31 PM »
Bad idea.  That's what the impeachment process is for. 

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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2017, 01:54:46 PM »
Not a Trump fan, but no. I don't like the thought of everytime the media pitches a hissy fit that a vote could ensue.
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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2017, 05:15:48 PM »
There is a recall process. Happens once every 4 years.
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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2017, 07:43:26 PM »
There is a recall process. Happens once every 4 years.

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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2017, 07:55:22 PM »
Yes, because we don't have nearly enough elections as it is.

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Re: A national recall amendment?
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2017, 08:07:57 PM »
No.

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