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Absolutely. It's not that I consider the Republicans some kind of significant opposition or alternative - it's just creepy how Americans, of all people, are clamoring for a monarchy when they should be demanding the president just stick to pardoning turkeys and lighting Christmas trees.....in fact, we don't even need an executive branch. Better to just appoint the general that would oversee the military once Congress determines the defensive operations and then a chief diplomat to handle foreign relations and some generic veto type position for a "check". Of course none of these changes would protect against a populous of imbeciles - nothing does but I'm sick of this "leader of the free world" bullshit. What happened to "representatives"?
When American entered The Great War(WWI) we started down a course of altruism that we cannot afford nor do we as a nation need.