As recently as a century ago hanging was a quick and final solution for ridding society of outlaw behavior. I don't know if any of the states still offer that method of capital punishment but perhaps we ought to revive the practice...and hang really bad Presidents.
First of all, it would really cut down on the costs of taxpayer provided Secret Service protection for life, that huge retirement salary, and would eliminate the need for those palatial Presidential libraries for Presidents who did more harm than good.
Okay, before all you goody two shoes get so hot and bothered , consider this: most of us have no problem at all executing murderers and those who do widespread societal harm. And, in almost every case, the killer's damage is limited to one or two victims.
By contrast, the President, as Commander in Chief has life and death power over every member of our military, he can wipe out a million people at the push of a button, or he can order a drone strike and take out a dozen or so bad guys in Afghanistan. But even more dangerous is the Chief Executive's power to insinuate the oppressive power of big government into our personal lives.
I am personally for hanging any President who orders me to support with my taxes government programs that are wasteful, create a huge dependent class and do nothing to solve poverty issues. I despise the idea that I have to pay for condoms and morning after birth control pills. I hate that my tax money is being used to support runaway abortions, killing infants just for the purpose of birth control. I hate having my tax money go to programs fraught with fraud, waste and abuse and a negligent government that refuses to audit the programs to drive out the gamers. I especially hate lying Presidents who put their own political interests above that of the country...the worst being the demonization of political opponents and inciting racial tensions.
Now, I recognize that a "hanging vote" opens the doors to peace-niks who oppose all wars and would justifiably vote for hanging any President that takes us to war....to that I say, okay, I'll buy into their right as well.
Of course we'll have to devise a system that provides "protections" for a President who is honestly trying to do a good job, who is openly representing "all the people, all the time". Might be a little hard but I believe we can figure it out. I mean this has to be orderly and semi-civilized. We can't have every Tom, Dick and Harry out there assassinating our Presidents just because we have a beef with them. Hell, the turnover would be unmanageable! So let's give em one six year term, and at the end of that term, they surrender themselves to the Supreme Court, house them at Blair House, then have the Supremes initiate a nation wide referendum on the President's performance.
We have the Supremes do a running count on every time the President circumvented the Congress and the Constitution, exerted power not granted the Executive Branch, how many lobbyists the dude entertained at the White House, whether he took campaign money from special interest groups or the number of times he pandered to special elements of the electorate.
Perhaps the fairest thing to do is to come up with a point system. Let's say we spot the Prez a hundred points. Then we deduct points for Constitutional violations, conspiring with our enemies, signing any law that the majority of Americans clearly opposed and lets knock double points off for every trillion dollars added to the national debt during his term. We can all vote on point assignments and point allocations in the next federal election. Then when the ex-Prez falls below, oh say a reasonably acceptable 60 points...it's off to the hangman's noose.
It would seem a couple of good hangings would go far in reigning in these Presidential egoists who get a bit too big for their britches....where they self-proclaim themselves "emperor" and begin trampling on our personal liberties.
And finally, for you humanitarians out there, I've gone to great length to research this hanging thing. First of all it is the most common form of execution used in the world today. It can also be called the most humane form of execution, depending on how the hanging is administered. God help us all, I've even gone to Wikipedia to learn about "the long drop", "the medium drop" and the "short drop", each offering a variable standard of pain and embarrassment. I'm not going into them here...there's plenty of time to think about that later...after all we've got three plus years to work this thing out, folks.
We'll just "grandfather out" folks like Jimmy Carter who's about one peanut shell choke away from meeting his maker anyway. As for Obama, I'm in favor of giving him advanced notice as soon as possible....but I'm afraid his point total is right down there in the 20 percentile range already. But perhaps we could cut a deal if he would leave office voluntarily, and self deport to some foreign place...like Kenya...or Chicago.