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  •  Maybe the problem IS the Presidency (2+ / 0-)
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    One Pissed Off Liberal, 3goldens

    The combination of head of state and head of government in one office is an anachronistic remnant of the 18th Century when separating them was practically inconceivable.

    The Presidency is a quasi-imperial office for which we are allowed to choose from a very narrow range of candidates who do not stand for election in order to serve the People. They serve other interests, more important interests than We, The People. And so, inevitably, each President in office disappoints or betrays the People.

    This fact has been made manifest with regard to every President since November 22, 1963.

    Of course, it was true enough before then, too, though not so clearly expressed as it has been since.

    History will not be kind to this era. In the future, the Presidency itself may be regarded as the key error.

    Blogging as Ché Pasa since 2007.

    by felix19 on Sun Jul 07, 2013 at 09:04:54 AM PDT

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