Commander-in-Chief or Public Servant?

 

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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.

U.S. Constitution

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.”

 

 

 

 

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15 thoughts on “Commander-in-Chief or Public Servant?

  1. Amen! I’ve grown fond of saying the greatest thing about technology is everyone has a voice, the worst thing about technology is everyone has a voice. Social media has made us into mindless, gullible idiots. It drives me insane when people continually spread nonsense without asking questions or researching further. Such a sad state of affairs but I like what you say about us as a whole, that there are good and bad people on both sides. I wish we could go back to the days when people had manners and many of us showed respect for others even if we disagree. Using a broad brush to describe any group is not a good thing. Excellent post.

  2. I wrote something today you might enjoy reading (shameless plug for my blog) … it presents another reason why cheeto ought to be afraid of US. I never listen to a thing that bag of hot air spews, I don’t tweet (thank GOD) and I will never voluntarily support that asshole. He embarasses me. He is guilty of treason and other crimes which mean that Article II Section 4 of the Constitution should be invoked. He should be kicked out on his entitled ass. And I doubt that will happen. He has wrested the reins from the American people and God save us all from what’s going to happen (as i see it anyway). I will continue to read your posts on this subject and know you have a supporter in my corner!

  3. I think the conflict of interest lawsuits are already in the works. His latest executive order to restart the pipelines is a good example as he’s an investor. This is going to be interesting. But what a total mess.

  4. Preach Sister!! The way he is signing these Executive Orders like a kid in a candy shop and filled with sadistic glee! Now that Wall is going to be built and he is targeting even Legal Immigrants to this country. Healthcare for the masses is about to be eliminated. Slowly but surely he is writing America’s Obituary!!

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