No President Should Have Absolute Authority to Launch Nuclear Weapons

Submitted by tygrlili on Wed, 02/15/2017 - 06:10
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No, we're not exaggerating: President Donald Trump's finger really is on the button -- but the Office of POTUS has held the authority to launch a nuclear attack without the expected check-and-balancing for quite some time. So when we're getting up in arms about whether President Trump's temperament is particularly concerning in a person who could, on a whim, launch us into nuclear war, shouldn't we take a look at what the real point is? That is, *no* single person should have that much unsupervised autonomy around the proverbial Big Shiny Red Buttons. It's just a safety hazard.