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5 years 35 weeks ago, 3:12 PM

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So, maybe I'm a bit psychotic, or maybe I have too much time on my hands, but I have wondered how many people I would have to kill or force into retirement to take over the office of POTUS by succession of command. It's a shitload of people, but there are some I'm not sure of. Are city council members, mayors, and police chiefs in the line of succession? I can't find anything past the president's cabinet. Anybody know any of this? It is for entertainment only, I am not planning anything, and here goes my disclaimer I AM NOT ADVOCATING THE VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT OR THE ASSASSINATION OF PUBLIC OFFICIALS. Just curious.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:09 PM

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runawaygun762,
you only need to start with the U.S. Constitution.

check this out: http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/index.html

read amendment 20 and 25

other than that, I have no idea, LLE or Schuyler and maybe fordvg were debating this a couplpe of months ago, you might pm one of them, or search for it in the threads.

clint

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:45 PM

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through the military Command structure. This is true despite the SECDEF being in the succession chain.

Too old to fight, Too old to run, guess that's why I carry a gun! "would someone show this asshole the way out of town".[Rabbi Avram Belinski-aka "The Frisco Kid"]
5 years 35 weeks ago, 4:11 PM

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runaway

I think you could call Castro and he could let you know how to become the president.

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5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:19 PM

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I'm really just trying to figure out how many people it would be. I imagine in the millions as I am a fairly recently promoted E6 in the army and would have to deal with all the senior E6's and above in all branches anyway. It is an impractical idea and I would have a better chance of winning the lottery and the Presidential election than taking it by succession of command, but I have a lot of impractical ideas.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:29 PM

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runawaygun762

I love your mind and reasoning skills, scary, but I love it. Runaway for President, of the US, I am not abdicating my fifedom anytime soon!

5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:33 PM

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I might start asking a bunch of one-line questions in new topics like gunfanatic and catch up to you. I'M COMING FAR YOU, OLD MAN!!!! That sounded a bit gay, didn't it?

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 35 weeks ago, 5:36 PM

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The gauntlet is thrown!

5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:26 PM

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LLE is probably right

It makes sense that a soldier couldn't take over an elected position. That's probably right. I wonder if the SECDEF position is open for succession. I guess I'll just have to get elected, huh?

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.
5 years 35 weeks ago, 6:28 PM

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Eww, samD!!

What are you doing with that gauntlet? PUT DOWN THE KY JELLY!!!! I'm not into that stuff.

"I have always been a soldier. I have known no other life. The calling of arms, I have followed from boyhood. I have never sought another." From The Virtues of War, by Steven Pressfield.

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