Just for fun, let us try to think about the structure an Authoritarian United States would look like. I’m not talking about how it would come about, nor what life would be like but what the government and formal structure would look like. An yes this is a nerdie Political Science experiment.
First some rules:
- No magic, nor any fantastic science can be used. So no ancient evil demons or gods. No mind controlling computers.
- Keep the changes as clean and simple as possible. So no writing a completely new constitution. Amendments are ok, but no replacing whole articles with totally new text.
- Don’t get rid of the States. Yes you can reduce or remove their power but they have to still exist and function to some degree.
- You have to show how it would work. Think of how you would explain our current system to someone who has never heard of the USA.
Now I know a some few of you say this is not possible but I would like to point out that Caesar Augustus did this to the Roman Republic two thousand years ago. So think about what offices need to be changed and how. What changes to the three branches would need to be made? How they work together? Who controls what and when. How would you change things to get the several states to fall in line and do as they are told.
So lets get to it!