As President of the United States, what is the first thing you would accomplish?

  • metta

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    Jan 08, 2015 1:49 AM GMT
    As President of the United States, what is the first thing you would accomplish?
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    Jan 08, 2015 4:56 PM GMT
    metta8 saidAs President of the United States, what is the first thing you would accomplish?


    I'd start interpreting the XIV Amdt. so that its "subject to the jurisdiction" clause would not grant citizenship to children of illegal aliens born here, and then deport them, their parents, and anyone else here illegally as soon as possible. If anyone wanted to make a test case out of it, bring it on.
  • Crepuscule

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    Jan 08, 2015 5:45 PM GMT
    COMPULSORY AND IMMEDIATE METRIC SYSTEM TRANSFER!


    Sorry for shouting icon_redface.gif
  • tj85016

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    Jan 08, 2015 6:07 PM GMT
    deport every illegal immigrant in the country
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 6:39 PM GMT
    Deport all the old white men.
  • AMoonHawk

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    Jan 08, 2015 6:56 PM GMT
    President can't really do all that much, despite popular belief, he can only sign or veto what congress and the senate hand him
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    Jan 08, 2015 7:04 PM GMT
    ^Have you not heard of Executive Orders?

    - a rule or order issued by the president to an executive branch of the government and having the force of law.
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    Jan 08, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    Well, if my memory of the US constitution is still good, there is a list of issues that the President has *direct* authority over by executive order - no congress or senate required.

    The only problem(s) I see with the deportation of all illegal immigrants:

    1) I suspect a couple of states will suddenly find their agricultural sectors crippled due to lack of workers....and if they don't it's because they greatly increase the price of the goods.

    2) How retroactively do you want to process? Current generation? Previous? If *any* of your ancestors at *any* time were illegal? That last category gets messy with respect to proof - unless you're Amerindian icon_smile.gif Of course, since an Illegal immigrant can be construed to be one who entered the country without the consent of the current inhabitants, a very large percentage of current Americans are, by definition, the descendants of illegal immigrants - I don't think the Amerindians were given a choice when the Europeans, etc arrived on their land. So, a lot of founding families would have to be deported, I'd say icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 08, 2015 7:07 PM GMT
    Circuit Party on the White House lawn!
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 7:10 PM GMT
    AMoonHawk saidPresident can't really do all that much, despite popular belief, he can only sign or veto what congress and the senate hand him

    Um, no. The POTUS is the most powerful person in the US. He or she can appoint judges, go to war, use nukes, make executive orders... And more.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 7:11 PM GMT
    UndercoverMan saidCircuit Party on the White House lawn!

    Finally. Some sanity has been restored! icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 08, 2015 7:16 PM GMT
    "As President of the United States, what is the first thing you would accomplish"



    embezzle as much money as possible
  • Tig3r

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    Jan 08, 2015 8:00 PM GMT
    Reduce the military budget by 10-13% and put that money towards education.

    My State of the Union Address would be discussing that the US cannot be the number 1 country, if we keep not educating our youth, letting our infrastructure crumble, and blame the "Poor Man" for our problems.
  • metta

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    Jan 08, 2015 9:07 PM GMT
    tj85016 saiddeport every illegal immigrant in the country


    Imagine what that would do to the economy. Immigration Legal/illegal is the only thing that is keeping the economy in the US growing. We would be like Japan if it was not for immigration.
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    Jan 08, 2015 9:32 PM GMT
    metta8 said
    tj85016 saiddeport every illegal immigrant in the country


    Imagine what that would do to the economy. Immigration Legal/illegal is the only thing that is keeping the economy in the US growing. We would be like Japan if it was not for immigration.


    True that, Lol, if we deport all the immigrants, then we should return the US back to the native Americans. icon_lol.gif
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    Jan 08, 2015 10:20 PM GMT
    Crepuscule saidCOMPULSORY AND IMMEDIATE METRIC SYSTEM TRANSFER!


    Sorry for shouting icon_redface.gif



    Computer science shot a big hole in the metric system. Computers don't think in a decimal system. Mathematicians want a duodecimal system ( base 12) which is what time and navigation is based on. The universe is definitely not ordered along a base 10 system. Metric only exists because Napoleon needed a way to crush the economies of the countries he conquered.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 10:29 PM GMT
    LAXWill10 said
    metta8 said
    tj85016 saiddeport every illegal immigrant in the country


    Imagine what that would do to the economy. Immigration Legal/illegal is the only thing that is keeping the economy in the US growing. We would be like Japan if it was not for immigration.


    True that, Lol, if we deport all the immigrants, then we should return the US back to the native Americans. icon_lol.gif

    Europe would sink into the ocean from the weight of all the super-sized Americans returning to the mother land.icon_eek.gif

    (don't shoot me for being funny, terrorists!!!icon_eek.gif )
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    Jan 08, 2015 10:39 PM GMT
    Er, make KKK illegal?
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 11:11 PM GMT
    Redistribute the wealth!icon_lol.gif
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 11:11 PM GMT
    Make bullet proof uniforms for public school students!
  • sothis999

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    Jan 08, 2015 11:13 PM GMT
    A lot of the powers you guys are listing in here are legislative or judicial powers. A president can't make a law, nor can a president form a legal interpretation (that would matter.)

    First thing I would do? Appoint a cabinet and position the general executive workforce toward a goal of a non-interventionist foreign policy.
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 11:14 PM GMT
    Get rid of the other legislative branches!
  • HottJoe

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    Jan 08, 2015 11:15 PM GMT
    Change the pledge of allegiance to include my name in place of God.icon_twisted.gif
  • NerdLifter

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    Jan 08, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
    Unfortunately, as president, I cannot do any of the things I really want as only Congress can pass laws.
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    Jan 08, 2015 11:20 PM GMT
    Probably, that oral sex in the oval office thing. Of course, I'd only be President for about two weeks, but I'd be bored with it by then, anyway.