Now that the American Presidential election is upon us it got me wondering about our own President, Taoiseach and Oireachtas. Should our "Constitutional Convention be looking at our whole system of government.
I think we should look to America and France and adopt a system were we directly elect the leader of our government what they call President but we can call Taoiseach. To me the American system serves them well as the President is forced to work with the US Congress which may or may not be controlled by his own party and has to
work very hard to get consensus unlike our current system where the governing parties can force everything through using the whip system.
The last 4 years of austerity and the previous 20 years of boom and bust have shown me that our politicians are not up to the job of running our country properly so maybe it is time for us to enforce checks and balances on them. Only allow our Taoiseach to serve 2 terms and make him / her directly accountable to the people.
What do the rest of you think / any ideas?