Edumication of the President
Education has always been important to me. I grew up in a
well educated family, with grandparents that either went to
college, or required my parents and my generation to pursue
education. I have an 80+ year old grandmother and a 95 year
old Great Aunt that still attend University level courses
(for audit). My Great Aunt was the oldest in her computer
class by some 60 years. I still remember the words of my paternal
Grandfather, who I considered quite wise despite his never
finishing high school. It was always "Get those A's" and "It
wouldn't be called 'Home-Work' if it were easy". I am very
fortunate to have those influences.
Today I decided it was time to revisit some of my earlier
reading. I went to www.fedworld.gov, the supposed online warehouse
of all things federal, and couldn't find it. I went to the
www.whitehouse.gov website, and the site wouldn't even load
until the 5th try. Not on the White House site either. I went
to the www.senate.gov site, but I didn't find it there. Finally,
I hit paydirt at the www.house.gov website. The U.S. Constitution,
buried beneath a link for Educators, was finally available
for my perusal.
I am fairly familiar with the intent and content of the
U.S. Constitution. I will admit I do not know it verbatim,
then again, I probably know it better than Al Haig. All I
wanted to do today was confirm my suspicions that the Executive
Branch of the U.S. Government comes AFTER the Legislative
Branch. The full detail of the responsibilities of the Chief
Executive are outlined only after the roles and responsibilities
of the House and Congress are defined.
"He shall from time to time give to the Congress information
of the state of the union, and recommend to their consideration
such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; "
- Article II, Section 3, U.S. Constitution
I wish President Bush had a family like mine. He would then
have known that "recommend to their consideration" is fundamentally
and substantially different from "beat them about the head
with a political club and threaten them with a horde of evil
minions until they submit to the agenda he sets forth". Then
again, considering he basically partied his way through two
Ivy League institutions, he may not be able to pronounce or
understand some of the words. And before I move on, does anyone
else find it ironic that the Declaration of Independence and
the U.S. Constitution were the result of action or inaction
on the part of King GEORGE?
Perhaps we could take up a donation to purchase the complete
set of U.S. Constitution Cliff Notes for the Bush Administration.
I also checked on www.dummies.com and found U.S. History for
Dummies is only $19.95. No too much to ask to help correctify
the Executative Branch.
Then again, he only need go back as far as George Bush Sr.'s
reelection attempt to recall the saying "It's the economy,
stupid". I would change it though. It's the American taxpaying