Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentGovernment · 8 months ago

Should the American's get rid of the President as "head of state". Seems maybe the President can be Chair of the Senate,?

much like the Vice President is chair of the House of Representatives.

Since the President is no long allowed to talk to other heads of state, Nor make decisions.


Congress seems to want to do everything.

Yes, there are current assignments, but that can change for the new government.

The president cannot talk with other governments, that job appears to belong to the civil servants of the Diplomatic Corps according to the current method.  The Congress can direct them, and all the other "Executive" Branch.

There appears no need for a  single "Head of State" according to the Legislature. The president can still do "figure head" ceremonies.

4 Answers

  • Clive
    Lv 7
    8 months ago
    Favourite answer

    Then who would govern?  You also appear to be confused on who the head of state and the head of government are, which often confuses Americans because their president is both of them.  And the VP is not chair of the House, he is president of the Senate.  I'm not even American and I'm aware of this.  Nor can you use the apostrophe correctly.

    The president is head of government and is most certainly allowed to make decisions.  The head of state is a largely ceremonial role but has to be held by someone, so talking to other heads of state is pretty much pointless.  Most other countries have two separate people for these two jobs.

  • John H
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    That question makes no sense at all. Have a LONG talk with your government or civics teacher.

  • Lili
    Lv 7
    8 months ago

    The Vice-President is the President of the Senate.

    The US combines the roles of Head of State and Head of Government in one person, the President. Many other countries separate them and give the roles to two different people.

    I don't have any idea what you think you're talking about in terms of "getting rid of the President as head of state" or the President not being allowed to talk to other heads of state or make decisions. I think you need to learn to write English and to figure out how our government operates. You don't seem to know.

  • 8 months ago

    The Vice President doesn't chair either house of congress. That would be a violation of Separation of Powers. You may have that confused with the VP's duty to break tie votes in the Senate. But that's in the Senate, and not the House.

    There is no Chair on either House. The House of Representatives is led by a Speaker, and Senate is led by the Majority Leader. And, again, it would be unconstitutional for a President to Chair any body of the Legislative Branch.

    This is all 5th grade Civics. Did you make 5th grade?

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