Senator Bennett has explained one of the reasons political dialogue can be so
frustrating. Too many people on all sides are willing to blame/give credit to
the President for so many things that they don't have power over, but
completely ignore the things they could do unilaterally and within the confines
of the Constitution. The comments here will always argue about job numbers,
about the President "creating" jobs, and the overall state of the
economy, when the President can do almost nothing by himself on these issues.But then look at something like the Patriot Act, a law which is
troubling to many Americans in both parties. Both President Obama and President
Bush could have simply vetoed that legislation but neither one did. They should
receive more criticism for things like that then whether or not corporations
across America are hiring and the stock market is down.
‘Robert Bennett: The Green Lantern Theory of Presidency’====== The only reason this is so hilariously funny, is
becasue Mitt Romney ran around for 6 years telling America HIS Green
Latern ring was bigger and brighter than anyone else's Green Latern
Bennett is absolutely correct in contrasting the current
administration's flaunting of the rules with the obedience that prior
administrations gave. In particular, Abraham Lincoln knew that if the
administration ignored the rules, so would the populace, and anarchy would be
the inevitable result. As Lincoln famously stated "Whenever the vicious
portion of the population shall be permitted to gather in bands of hundreds and
thousands, and burn churches, ravage and rob provision stores, throw printing
presses into rivers, shoot editors, and hang and burn obnoxious persons at
pleasure, and with impunity; depend on it, this government cannot last."
Those who elect public officials have the expectation that EVERYONE elected will
conduct himself according to the oath of office that he takes.The
President takes an oath of office, where he swears before God and the people
that he serves, to uphold the Constitution of the United States. As citizens, we
expect that President to do as he has promised to do.We expect the
same from all public officials. We expect them to keep the oath that they swear
when taking office.Obama has not kept his oath. Many members of
Congress have not kept their oath. Some of the justices on the Supreme Court,
including John Roberts, have not kept their oath.Not only should we
be disappointed, but we should demand that those who fail to uphold public trust
be removed from office. We don't need "super heros" to do the job;
all we need is honest people who keep their oath.
I stopped reading at more powerful than Batman.re Mike R"...As citizens, we expect that President to do as he has promised to
do."You expect a politician to keep his promises? Really?
@airnautSir I think you completely missed the point of this article.
This is about the President of the United States and how he conducts himself,not
about anyone else. By moving the focus you are not addressing the article, only
your own politics.
Death by a thousand cuts by the increasing financial burdens.
Yes, Mister J., I expect everyone to keep his promises, even a politician. No
one is allowed to be a liar, to misrepresent themselves or their purposes.
Hopefully, you expect the same from everyone you deal with.Are
politicians exempt from having integrity? Who gave them that exemption? I
didn't. The Constitution doesn't. Do you?
@ Mike Richards I remember your idol Mike Lee promising to reform
health care, lower taxes, and create jobs.So why aren't you
writing to hold him accountable? Where's the health care reform he
promised? Was it Obamacare? That's the only health care reform i see!What about lowering my taxes? I haven't seen tax relief. I'm
still paying a larger percentage than mitt Romney! Where's the
jobs? What job bill has Lee passed? He sounded great in front of the tv reading
off his cards. But where's the substance? Shutting down the government for
a few weeks and hurting veterans and south Utahns isn't creating jobs.We need people to be consistent. I believe in holding all politicians
accountable, not just the ones I disagree with.
One argument against oversized government is what Friedrich Hayek calls the
knowledge problem -- the fact that leaders simply cannot know enough to make all
the decisions that people would normally make for themselves. To overcome this
objection, progressives who run for office must cultivate the myth of superhuman
intelligence.This is why Obama's most important job
qualification was "smart." Finally, according to the myth, we had a man
with enough intellect to run the progressive agenda.The reality has
turned out to be much different. Like Jimmy Carter Nuclear Engineer before him,
Obama has botched just about everything. The Middle East, the economy, health
care, Russia issues, the immigration system, everything is in a shambles.The problem is that Obama believes his own PR. The smartest man in the
room doesn't think he needs to follow anyone's advice.
Uncle RicoSandy, UT@airnautSir I think you completely
missed the point of this article. This is about the President of the United
States and how he conducts himself,not about anyone else. By moving the focus
you are not addressing the article, only your own politics.4:43 p.m.
Aug. 11, 2014========== No, This is about
Politicians who run around telling people they have super-human powers.I just poiinted out that singling out Pres. Obama was plain old tacky
politics.Integrity is holding everyone to the exact same standard.
Hey Nate -"Obama has botched just about everything. The Middle
East, the economy, health care, Russia issues, the immigration system,
everything is in a shambles."Well . . . there's shambles
and then there's SHAMBLES.That latter is what GW Bush and his
Republican leadership left us.What we have under Obama is much, much
better.And no, it's not perfect.The world and
especially this nation will be feeling the ill effects of Republican leadership
for years, decades, . . . possibly generations to come.The
cumulative effect of GW's Reagan-inspired policies almost dropped the world
into another dark age.Obama and the Dems are a ray of light.I know, I know . . . Conservatives cant's stand the light.
They're just not used to it.