Remember What You’re Voting For…

06 Nov

Vote today.

But keep in mind what you’re voting for.  I’ve said this in previous posts.  But POTUS has very limited power.  On purpose.  POTUS cannot single handedly “fix the economy” or “create jobs.”  Despite all of the Rhetoric.  POTUS’s power is limited to 1) Military command/action, 2) Veto power, and 3) Appointments.  That’s it.

But maybe what you’re looking for is a leader.  That’s really the unspoken power of POTUS.  According to George Friedman in his great book, “The Next Decade,” the “greatest” Presidents have been Lincoln, Roosevelt, and Reagan.  Not because of what they necessarily achieved in office.  But because of how they changed the American conscience.  “Rallied the troops” so to say.

And your individual vote itself may not make a huge difference, sorry to say.  Remember that we do not live in a Democracy.  We live in a Representative Republic.  The Founding Fathers understood that they didn’t want the electorate to have complete control over who is ultimately elected into office.  Which is why we have the Electoral College.

Don’t flinch…I understand your consternation.  But still do your part.  Vote.  But understand what it means and why you are doing it…




Posted by on November 6, 2012 in Politics


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2 responses to “Remember What You’re Voting For…

  1. Fritz

    November 7, 2012 at 9:11 am

    There’s one other little power I thought about – to order the indefinite detention, torture or assassination of US citizens without a trial.

    • mcadamsdj

      November 7, 2012 at 9:12 am

      Oh yea. Forgot about that…


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