Dear Mr. President: Decide This!

Share this post...

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn
 
Now here's your job. From Article II, Section 2:

"The President shall be Commander in Chief of the Army and Navy of the United States."

That's a lot of responsibility. You have to carry out their decisions to the best of your ability. (Think of them as your Board of Directors.)
 
As for executing their decisions on a day-to-day basis, you have as much leeway as they care to give you. You can even wear a flight suit on an aircraft carrier, although that's not spelled out in the Constitution.
 
But here's the deal: In order to keep the job you have to follow the rules. And the rules say Congress makes the decisions about matters of war. You command, they decide. Now do you want to follow the rules and obey the law or not?
 
Decide that. That will determine where you live and work for the next two years.
 
Sure, it's not as neat and orderly as a dictatorship - or as your Vice President prefers to call it, a "unitary executive." But it's the law. And, to quote the man you called the finest Defense Secretary ever: "Democracy is messy."
 
Deal with it.
 

A Night Light

The Sentinel Effect: Healthcare Blog

 

Share this post...

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to StumbleuponSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn