But I'm glad The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is neither a
republic nor a democracy. The Book of Mormon teaches that the most efficient
form of government is a monarchy, although the monarchy is dangerous because of
the danger of evil or weak men obtaining the power.
Technically George he is elected by the electoral college hence why four
Presidents, the last one being George W. Bush won election by the electoral vote
rather than the popular vote. Of course in every sense the President represents
our country to be technically correct he is elected as part of the Executive
Branch. He can recommend legislation and veto legislation but he can't
make or pass laws by himself.
@badger If the president is not a "represtitive of the
people" then how exactly does he get into office?
TolstoyGo read the Constitution. The president is not a
'representative' even though he is elected. He may not make laws. He
is charged with enforcing the laws and upholding the constitution, but not law
making. That is left to the congress. It's called checks and
balances. Otherwise all we would need a is king. King Obama?? No
badgerfunny I thought the "chief executive" was e;elected
and therefore a "representative" of the "people" as well. I am
curious to know, however, if you have ever complained about activist judges in
the past since you advocate the courts standing Obama, The "peoples
representative" up and teaching him a lesson?
Rather than get condescending and taking cheap shots at the bureaucrats we all
need but love to hate, we should stop and think. First, that a 32 ounce
'tub-o-pop' exists and we consume it suggests that maybe someone could
exist who is smarter than the unwashed masses. Reality tv also proves this. And
we often forget, or simply ignore, the fact that the motivation of chief
executives or boards is not 'I know better than you', but rather
'If I don't do due diligence and at least try to protect you from your
own stupidity, you're going to come after me with a slimy lawyer when you
end up overweight and diabetic'. It's a case of those who refuse to be
protected from themselves going after those who failed to protect them. From
"In a representative government, the people’s representatives make the
laws, not some unelected bureaucratic board, and not a chief executive who
fancies himself smarter than the unwashed masses."Wait, that
sounds like another chief executive. Now if the courts would just stand up Obama
and teach him the same lesson...