Tag Archive: president

May 16 2016

The Electoral College Strategy

The two major political parties in the US are in turmoil. At times, both Trump and Sanders have seemed more likely to succeed as independents than as the nominee of the party they are associated with. Many groups and candidates have considered independent runs for President. The media likes to tell us this is not …

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May 16 2016

Qualifications to be President of the USA

The oath of office for the President of the U.S. swears to: . . . faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. There are two areas mentioned: to “faithfully execute the office of President” …

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Apr 25 2016

Background of the Electoral College

Bashing the Electoral College has become popular, using the rationale that it is an outdated and un-democratic means for electing a president. The Electoral College is an intermediary between the vote of the people and the election of the President of the United States. A population proportionate number of electoral delegates (just like the House …

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Mar 30 2016

Enumerated Powers of the US Government

The United States Constitution is designed to expressly define and limit the powers of government to prevent it from devolving into tyranny and the abandonment of liberty. The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive, and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few, or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed, or elective, may justly …

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Feb 15 2016

A Sovereign People

In current times, it often seems as though we have: Elected Assembly members who act more like a privileged Aristocracy than servants of the people Judicial panels who act more like Supreme arbiters than servants of a Constitution Elected leaders who act more like Emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. It’s important …

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Feb 14 2016

An Imperial Presidency

Our elected leaders often act more like emperors than servants of the nation which elected them. A benevolent dictator can be an efficient or even good leader of a nation. But our system of government, is specifically designed to prevent power from becoming concentrated, because when that happens, it always leads to the abuse of …

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