Essay on The Position Of President Of The United States

1033 Words Oct 7th, 2015 null Page
With the current American Constitution, there are three criteria of eligibility to hold the position of President of the United States according to Article 2 Section 1. These criteria are that the President must be a natural born citizen to the United States, must be at least 35 years of age, and must hold at least 14 years of residency within the United States. While these qualities are important to finding the right individual to be the head of the executive branch, the current era that we live in requires more than this because of the imminent threat of terrorism and necessity for military action. There should be an additional requirement for presidency; therefore, I propose that an amendment requiring the President to have military experience should be added to the Constitution. Although seemingly restrictive since not all past presidents have had military experience themselves, I see this qualification to be necessary because the President has a vital role as Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, and military experience results in the character building of important qualities necessary for the presidency. As described in Article 2 Section 2 of the Constitution, the President plays the key role of Commander-in-Chief of the Army and Navy. Because there isn’t a specific court, judge, or other government entity that can completely eliminate this role of the President, it is essential that the individual that is the Commander-in-Chief be qualified in leading the…

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