Politicians are public servants. The President of the United States is the commander-in-chief of the Military. He is not my commander-in-chief, we are not at war, and I am not in the army. Civilians don’t have a commander-in-chief besides their spouses -but that’s a subject for another time.
Every elected politician -the President, and Vice President included- is a servant of the public. They are not our Employer; they are not in charge…we are. We the people, may we never forget that.
Politicians don’t stand above the law; they are subjects of the mandates of the law like every other ordinary citizen and subordinate to the will of the people.
Abraham Lincoln referred to himself as commander-and-chief of the army and navy. He got it right. Somehow over the years is has been forgotten. Today we refer to the President simply as commander-in-chief suggesting that he is our superior -what he is not.
In times like this, when so many seem to get their “knowledge” from social media sites rather than newspapers, books, and dictionaries, we need to remind ourselves of the basics.
Politicians work for us, and that includes the President of the United States. We don’t owe him a thing; we don’t owe him allegiance by his office no matter what party he belongs to.
If a president or any politician wants our respect, he has to earn it, just as any other employee. If a president lies, he has to be held responsible. If a president breaks the law he has to be arrested.
We the people, we rule and we have failed in the last election. We have failed years before the last election when we didn’t show up at local elections. Most of us weren’t happy with the presidential candidates on either site. Guess who’s fault that is?
There are good people on both sides of the aisle; there are good and honest people in both parties. We need to make sure that we all get heard. We need to start working now! There is no leaning back, there is no waiting. We need to speak up every day!
Donald Trump seems to believe that the Presidency is a dictatorship. He refuses to obey to our rules. He refused to show his tax returns to us. He is our servant and servants can be fired.
Article II The Executive Branch, Section 4 Disqualification
“The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other High crimes and Misdemeanors.”