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Fri Aug 9, 2013, 06:46 PM

64. When you/we hold the President's feet to the fire, that is exactly the support the President NEEDS



. . . and the help he has specifically REQUESTED of us.


As an example, in the area of civil liberties and constitutional process, in 2008 the President expressed succinctly & sincerely the values we share:



"The reason that you have this principle is not to be soft on terrorism. It's because that's who we are. That's what we're protecting. . . Don't mock the Constitution. Don't make fun of it. Don't suggest that it's not American to abide by what the founding fathers set up. It's worked pretty well for over 200 years."

http://voices.washingtonpost.com/44/2008/09/obama-to-palin-dont-mock-the-c.html





And the President has also succinctly communicated what he needs us to do when, in the course of governing, we see that policies may be less than ideal in the implementation of our shared values:





"Your job is to hold my feet to the fire. . . So, you need to be out there everyday raising these issues, telling us when we’re doing the right or wrong thing. . . My role is to be President of the United States. . . "

http://www.stanforddaily.com/2011/12/01/a-foot-in-two-worlds/






The President has made abundantly clear what he NEEDS us to do to support our shared values.

(and what he needs is NOT meek assent.)




Thanks for you post.











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