Thursday, September 29, 2016

The Presidency? Not Too Big A Deal

Reason magazine reminds us the election for president is not as important as some might think. Many things are beyond the control of whoever sits in the Oval Office:

"The chief source of alarm today is that one of these two will have many opportunities to interfere with our lives, liberty and pursuit of happiness. But in many ways, citizens are gaining control rather than losing it."

5 Comments:

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Rick Wentworth said...

yep , thats it
supreme court pick now
republican or democrap
read constitution as written or as interpreted
i like as written best and not how they change things for modern purposes

 
At 3:55 PM, Blogger Fred Mangels said...

I'm nor suggesting SCOTUS seats aren't important but rhere was an article in Reason magazine a year or so ago where the writer pointed out supreme court justices don't always make rulings as their perceived political leanings might suggest they would. I don't recall the examples he gave but one that comes to mind to me is Bush appointee Roberts(?) who was a disappointment to conservatives in ruling in favor of Obamacare, or some such.

I actually wrote Reason's Nick Gillespie a few days ago asking him if he could remember the article or find it for me. He hasn't replied as of yet.

I wonder if concern about SCOTUS appointments, while important, might be overrated?

 
At 6:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm with Fred on this one. Regardless who is president or who is on the supreme court, your own personal actions and choices will affect your life 1000x more than any politicIan or judge ever could.

 
At 1:30 AM, Blogger MOLA:42 said...

You're right, the Presidency is nothing more than "sound and fury, signifying nothing."

Except for the part where they determine whether you live long enough to see the next dawn.

"Why can't we use our nukes?"

Guess who asked that three times at his first security briefing.

 
At 11:08 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well said Rick!
Their official role is to preserve the constitution the way it was written. Protect the Constitution from being misinterpreted and abused. Defend the constitution from those who wish to destroy it, including Levin COS, socialists, communists, fascists, marxists and every opposing threat.
SCOTUS is supposed to be free from party bias. SCOTUS can not make law, they can only make opinion. Their opinion is supposed to be based off the contract & D of I, not the cases preceeding.

 

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