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about the Presidency--what it means:

Why President? How The U.S. Named Its Leader

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When the founders were writing the Constitution in the 1780s, they had no idea what to call the executive officer. King? Absolutely not. They wanted something that sounded impressive but not all-powerful.

Enter the word "president." It was floating around at the time, but its uses weren't too lofty.

"It comes from 'praesidere,' which literally means 'to sit before,' " says linguist Ben Zimmer, executive editor of Vocabulary.com. "It referred to an officer who would sit before a gathering and would serve as the presiding officer."

[www.npr.org]

Is Donald following the tradition established by the first ten Presidents? I don't think so.

Where has he gone wrong? IMO, he doesn't see himself as servant of all of us--to bring us together as a Nation.

Is that enough to impeach him?

I don't think so. He needs to do things no President should do beyond the spirit of the Constitution.

Background:

[history.house.gov]

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The founders also addressed what crimes constituted grounds for impeachment. Treason and bribery were obvious choices, but George Mason of Virginia thought those crimes did not include a large number of punishable offenses against the state. James Madison of Virginia objected to using the term “maladministration” because it was too vague. Mason then substituted “other high Crimes and Misdemeanors” in addition to treason and bribery. The term “high Crimes and Misdemeanors” was a technical term—again borrowed from British legal practice—that denoted crimes by public officials against the government. Mason’s revision was accepted without further debate. But subsequent experience demonstrated the revised phrase failed to clarify what constituted impeachable offenses.

It will be very interesting to see whether or not the House charges Donald properly.

Ray

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Time to think 524 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 14:04
Wasting good bandwidth 60 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 16:11
Sorry 54 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 16:36
Wasting good bandwidth 62 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 18:55
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 42 Warwick 04-Dec-19 18:54
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 44 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-19 19:57
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 43 Warwick 04-Dec-19 20:11
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 44 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-19 23:09
Not asking you to lie 48 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 23:53
Re: Not asking you to lie 46 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-19 04:40
You want Sage Advice? 34 Warwick 05-Dec-19 19:35
Re: You want Sage Advice? 37 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-19 20:18
Re: You want Sage Advice? 34 Warwick 05-Dec-19 20:26
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 29 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 12:47
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 32 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-19 14:26
Translating into Cowboy 36 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 20:25
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 28 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 12:46
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 33 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-19 14:43
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 29 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 17:11
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 34 Sirfiroth 08-Dec-19 00:36
Don't have a "side" 28 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 02:50
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 30 OCaptain 09-Dec-19 13:45
If only it ended with a "." 56 Buck 45 03-Dec-19 18:34
Re: If only it ended with a "." 42 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 18:40
Re: If only it ended with a "." 45 Brian Patterson 03-Dec-19 19:18
At some point 41 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 19:40
Re:Ray, you are Cancer on American Freedoms, and Liberties 46 Brian Patterson 03-Dec-19 19:47
How would you know 41 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 21:06
Re: How would you know 35 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 21:11
Re: How would you know 41 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-19 00:18
again 36 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 01:49
Re: If only it ended with a "." 36 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 19:47
If only it ended with a "." 49 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 18:53
It starts with Civics/Government in High School 43 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 19:35
Taught by whom? 47 Buck 45 03-Dec-19 21:15
Does it matter? 41 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 01:53
Yes, it does 37 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 17:12
Re: Yes, it does 34 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 18:02
Re: Yes, it does 36 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 18:48
Groundhog Election Day 42 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 19:20
Re: Groundhog Election Day 37 Warwick 04-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Groundhog Election Day 33 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 19:28
Try and follow the conversation... 38 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 22:13
Re: Try and follow the conversation... 33 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 22:21
Careful thought about impeachment 37 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 20:19
"On the docket" of your psychosis 39 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 21:34
Time to think; Properly 50 Barbelo 03-Dec-19 22:01
Re: Time to think; Properly 44 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 22:25
Re: Time to think; Properly 40 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 03:57
Re: Are You Drunk? 54 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-19 04:40
Communism, traditional American values--and Donald 38 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 14:01
Re: Time to think; Properly 38 Warwick 04-Dec-19 19:02
If you're in the mood to think 37 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 21:08
Re: If you're in the mood to think 33 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 21:21
Don't jump too far ahead 36 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 22:04
Re: Don't jump too far ahead 38 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 22:06
Opinion 35 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 01:41
IMO 34 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 18:12
Re: IMO 34 WhoWeird 06-Dec-19 18:19
I'm not so radical 35 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 00:51
I'm a Radical Republican 41 WhoWeird 07-Dec-19 01:42
Democrats taking this seriously 30 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 18:32
Future of American Democracy (opinion) 35 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 22:15
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 37 Eddie Larry 08-Dec-19 00:05
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 38 ldennyjr 09-Dec-19 15:37
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 39 WhoWeird 09-Dec-19 16:48
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 39 ldennyjr 09-Dec-19 20:07
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 29 WhoWeird 09-Dec-19 20:52
High school civics 37 drrayeye 09-Dec-19 22:32
Re: High school civics 30 ldennyjr 10-Dec-19 17:00
Re: High school civics 26 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 17:12
Re: High school civics 33 ldennyjr 10-Dec-19 18:35
Don't attribute 30 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 18:46
Re: High school civics 34 WhoWeird 10-Dec-19 19:05
thinking 28 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:26
Re: thinking, keep thinking 27 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:32
Re: thinking 24 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:40
Too Much Thinking About A Losing Proposition 26 Barbelo 10-Dec-19 23:46
You know about assume, no? 23 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:49
Re: thinking 25 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:49
Re: thinking 24 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:51
Re: thinking 28 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:56
Re: thinking 25 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 01:08
It's an opinion 37 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 02:56
Impeachmet easy feeling 39 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 04:37
What Do Young People Think About Impeaching Trump? 47 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 07:39
More speculation 30 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 21:51
Impeachment mix 35 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 01:31


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