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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 552 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 14:04
Wasting good bandwidth 66 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 16:11
Sorry 60 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 16:36
Wasting good bandwidth 68 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 18:55
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 49 Warwick 04-Dec-19 18:54
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 50 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-19 19:57
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 49 Warwick 04-Dec-19 20:11
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 50 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-19 23:09
Not asking you to lie 57 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 23:53
Re: Not asking you to lie 52 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-19 04:40
You want Sage Advice? 39 Warwick 05-Dec-19 19:35
Re: You want Sage Advice? 44 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-19 20:18
Re: You want Sage Advice? 40 Warwick 05-Dec-19 20:26
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 36 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 12:47
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 38 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-19 14:26
Translating into Cowboy 42 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 20:25
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 32 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 12:46
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 40 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-19 14:43
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 35 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 17:11
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 41 Sirfiroth 08-Dec-19 00:36
Don't have a "side" 34 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 02:50
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 34 OCaptain 09-Dec-19 13:45
If only it ended with a "." 61 Buck 45 03-Dec-19 18:34
Re: If only it ended with a "." 48 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 18:40
Re: If only it ended with a "." 51 Brian Patterson 03-Dec-19 19:18
At some point 47 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 19:40
Re:Ray, you are Cancer on American Freedoms, and Liberties 52 Brian Patterson 03-Dec-19 19:47
How would you know 47 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 21:06
Re: How would you know 41 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 21:11
Re: How would you know 47 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-19 00:18
again 43 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 01:49
Re: If only it ended with a "." 42 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 19:47
If only it ended with a "." 55 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 18:53
It starts with Civics/Government in High School 51 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 19:35
Taught by whom? 52 Buck 45 03-Dec-19 21:15
Does it matter? 46 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 01:53
Yes, it does 43 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 17:12
Re: Yes, it does 39 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 18:02
Re: Yes, it does 41 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 18:48
Groundhog Election Day 48 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 19:20
Re: Groundhog Election Day 43 Warwick 04-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Groundhog Election Day 40 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 19:28
Try and follow the conversation... 44 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 22:13
Re: Try and follow the conversation... 39 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 22:21
Careful thought about impeachment 43 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 20:19
"On the docket" of your psychosis 44 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 21:34
Time to think; Properly 57 Barbelo 03-Dec-19 22:01
Re: Time to think; Properly 50 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 22:25
Re: Time to think; Properly 47 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 03:57
Re: Are You Drunk? 60 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-19 04:40
Communism, traditional American values--and Donald 43 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 14:01
Re: Time to think; Properly 44 Warwick 04-Dec-19 19:02
If you're in the mood to think 45 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 21:08
Re: If you're in the mood to think 39 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 21:21
Don't jump too far ahead 41 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 22:04
Re: Don't jump too far ahead 44 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 22:06
Opinion 40 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 01:41
IMO 40 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 18:12
Re: IMO 40 WhoWeird 06-Dec-19 18:19
I'm not so radical 41 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 00:51
I'm a Radical Republican 49 WhoWeird 07-Dec-19 01:42
Democrats taking this seriously 37 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 18:32
Future of American Democracy (opinion) 41 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 22:15
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 44 Eddie Larry 08-Dec-19 00:05
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 43 ldennyjr 09-Dec-19 15:37
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 45 WhoWeird 09-Dec-19 16:48
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 44 ldennyjr 09-Dec-19 20:07
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 34 WhoWeird 09-Dec-19 20:52
High school civics 42 drrayeye 09-Dec-19 22:32
Re: High school civics 34 ldennyjr 10-Dec-19 17:00
Re: High school civics 31 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 17:12
Re: High school civics 39 ldennyjr 10-Dec-19 18:35
Don't attribute 35 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 18:46
Re: High school civics 39 WhoWeird 10-Dec-19 19:05
thinking 33 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:26
Re: thinking, keep thinking 33 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:32
Re: thinking 30 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:40
Too Much Thinking About A Losing Proposition 32 Barbelo 10-Dec-19 23:46
You know about assume, no? 28 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:49
Re: thinking 32 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:49
Re: thinking 30 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:51
Re: thinking 33 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:56
Re: thinking 31 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 01:08
It's an opinion 43 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 02:56
Impeachmet easy feeling 46 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 04:37
What Do Young People Think About Impeaching Trump? 67 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 07:39
More speculation 36 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 21:51
Impeachment mix 45 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 01:31


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