Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Garth wants a king?

Garth Brooks shared his view on Pres. Obama's job performance Before his own performance at the Points of Light Institute's ceremony honoring former President George H. W.  Bush at the Kennedy Center on Monday.

"I think what President Obama is finding out is all that we want to do, the system kind of doesn't allow the most powerful guy in the world to kind of do his job and I'm sure nobody's more frustrated than him to complete those promises that he did and I think he's trying his heart out"

Newsflash Garth - that means the system works.

The framers never intended one person to wield ultimate power. They didn't want a president who we could call the "most powerful man in the world." The bulk of power was placed in the Congress -  a deliberative body of many people, representing the people.

It's called checks and balances. If you think back, you might remember it from your civics class.

"But where says some is the King of America? I’ll tell you Friend, he reigns above, and doth not make havoc of mankind like the Royal Brute of Britain…let it be brought forth placed on the divine law, the word of God; let a crown be placed thereon, by which the world may know, that so far as we approve of monarchy, that in America THE LAW IS KING." - Thomas Paine

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