We can’t vote out a problem but once every 4 years, and I think our system is proven flawed as it currently stands. In fact, its being proven that you can “buy votes” from the commoners. In our current case, you are seeing a the dictatorship of a party instead of an individual - though the decisions are the same.
For the sake of argument, lets assume said dictator is capable of not becoming power hungry and doing what’s best for the country. They are willing to make the difficult decisions, stand their ground, etc. and do all that is necessary to return the US to power and the number 1 nation - beyond just military technology and spending.
Would you be willing to give up the “right to vote” in order to have this? Or is it better to live in a system where we vote in the lesser of two evils and hope they can change the world in 4 years, behind a system that is designed to prevent change that doesn’t benefit those making said decisions?[/quote]
Let’s say this dictator was stabbed to death near a theatre by a number of conspirators, all of whom were US Senators. Then, at the public reading of this dictator’s will his grand nephew was named as the next dictator. Furthermore, a number of civil wars then ensued between the supporters of the conspirators and the supporters of the dictator culminating in an unstable triumvirate whereby the US was ruled by three powerful men all distrustful of each other to the extent that they were unable to leave the country lest the other two dictators combine their supporters and oust him? What then?[/quote]
Right? thst wss my first thought when he said “assume they don’t become power hungry”.
Absolutely unwilling. In a perfect world–one in which the original Roman empire envisioned its caesar acting, by way of public servitude–that might work once or twice. It did for Rome several times before the inevitable, but only just and only because the Classical virtues held cultural dominance and service, valor, and honor to the greater good held sway.
Utterly impossible. The only man who was capable of that since was Washington.
You essentially just asked the equivalent of the science “assume backwards time travel is possible, where would you go visit?”