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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 675 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 14:04
Wasting good bandwidth 106 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 16:11
Sorry 106 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 16:36
Wasting good bandwidth 125 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 18:55
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 91 Warwick 04-Dec-19 18:54
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 87 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-19 19:57
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 84 Warwick 04-Dec-19 20:11
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 89 Sirfiroth 04-Dec-19 23:09
Not asking you to lie 117 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 23:53
Re: Not asking you to lie 109 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-19 04:40
You want Sage Advice? 79 Warwick 05-Dec-19 19:35
Re: You want Sage Advice? 83 Sirfiroth 05-Dec-19 20:18
Re: You want Sage Advice? 72 Warwick 05-Dec-19 20:26
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 75 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 12:47
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 80 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-19 14:26
Translating into Cowboy 80 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 20:25
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 74 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 12:46
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 77 Sirfiroth 07-Dec-19 14:43
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 83 OCaptain 07-Dec-19 17:11
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 93 Sirfiroth 08-Dec-19 00:36
Don't have a "side" 74 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 02:50
Re: Wasting good bandwidth 78 OCaptain 09-Dec-19 13:45
If only it ended with a "." 127 Buck 45 03-Dec-19 18:34
Re: If only it ended with a "." 91 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 18:40
Re: If only it ended with a "." 100 Brian Patterson 03-Dec-19 19:18
At some point 96 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 19:40
Re:Ray, you are Cancer on American Freedoms, and Liberties 94 Brian Patterson 03-Dec-19 19:47
How would you know 88 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 21:06
Re: How would you know 87 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 21:11
Re: How would you know 80 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-19 00:18
again 94 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 01:49
Re: If only it ended with a "." 77 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 19:47
If only it ended with a "." 92 Sirfiroth 03-Dec-19 18:53
It starts with Civics/Government in High School 100 drrayeye 03-Dec-19 19:35
Taught by whom? 97 Buck 45 03-Dec-19 21:15
Does it matter? 86 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 01:53
Yes, it does 92 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 17:12
Re: Yes, it does 79 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 18:02
Re: Yes, it does 84 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 18:48
Groundhog Election Day 100 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 19:20
Re: Groundhog Election Day 86 Warwick 04-Dec-19 19:26
Re: Groundhog Election Day 89 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 19:28
Try and follow the conversation... 87 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 22:13
Re: Try and follow the conversation... 88 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 22:21
Careful thought about impeachment 94 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 20:19
"On the docket" of your psychosis 96 Buck 45 04-Dec-19 21:34
Time to think; Properly 100 Barbelo 03-Dec-19 22:01
Re: Time to think; Properly 98 WhoWeird 03-Dec-19 22:25
Re: Time to think; Properly 100 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 03:57
Re: Are You Drunk? 96 Brian Patterson 04-Dec-19 04:40
Communism, traditional American values--and Donald 102 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 14:01
Re: Time to think; Properly 94 Warwick 04-Dec-19 19:02
If you're in the mood to think 93 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 21:08
Re: If you're in the mood to think 87 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 21:21
Don't jump too far ahead 89 drrayeye 04-Dec-19 22:04
Re: Don't jump too far ahead 94 WhoWeird 04-Dec-19 22:06
Opinion 88 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 01:41
IMO 80 drrayeye 06-Dec-19 18:12
Re: IMO 90 WhoWeird 06-Dec-19 18:19
I'm not so radical 75 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 00:51
I'm a Radical Republican 104 WhoWeird 07-Dec-19 01:42
Democrats taking this seriously 92 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 18:32
Future of American Democracy (opinion) 79 drrayeye 07-Dec-19 22:15
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 90 Eddie Larry 08-Dec-19 00:05
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 89 ldennyjr 09-Dec-19 15:37
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 94 WhoWeird 09-Dec-19 16:48
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 88 ldennyjr 09-Dec-19 20:07
Re: Future of American Democracy (opinion) 75 WhoWeird 09-Dec-19 20:52
High school civics 88 drrayeye 09-Dec-19 22:32
Re: High school civics 70 ldennyjr 10-Dec-19 17:00
Re: High school civics 81 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 17:12
Re: High school civics 85 ldennyjr 10-Dec-19 18:35
Don't attribute 78 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 18:46
Re: High school civics 82 WhoWeird 10-Dec-19 19:05
thinking 77 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:26
Re: thinking, keep thinking 60 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:32
Re: thinking 63 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:40
Too Much Thinking About A Losing Proposition 79 Barbelo 10-Dec-19 23:46
You know about assume, no? 64 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:49
Re: thinking 73 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:49
Re: thinking 67 drrayeye 10-Dec-19 23:51
Re: thinking 80 Eddie Larry 10-Dec-19 23:56
Re: thinking 67 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 01:08
It's an opinion 92 drrayeye 08-Dec-19 02:56
Impeachmet easy feeling 114 drrayeye 11-Dec-19 04:37
What Do Young People Think About Impeaching Trump? 237 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 07:39
More speculation 83 drrayeye 12-Dec-19 21:51
Impeachment mix 125 drrayeye 14-Dec-19 01:31


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