posted on May, 2 2013 @ 06:41 PM
reply to post by SaturnFX
I don't actually know why I am writing this because I KNOW for a fact from reading your posts that you are highly intelligent! Which leads
me to believe that your arguments are more based on defending the indefensible than any sincere belief on your part that what is happening is not of a
dubious nature. But here goes anyway!
In any number of publications and even in the memoirs of presidents written after the fact it is made abundantly clear that the office of
president is a duty that demands quite literally every waking hour of the person holding the office. Therein lies the crux of the FIRST thing wrong
with this! The American public has a RIGHT to expect that our duly elected president will devote his efforts to manning the helm of the ship of
state! By rights he cannot do this nearly as effectively if he is also doing another job at the same time! That is simple time management 101 stuff
right there! Plus this president who is becoming more and more infamous for the amount of time he spends NOT running the ship of state, and instead
golfing, vacationing, or appearing on daytime TV quite frankly in the eyes of most of the country needs to spend LESS time doing all the other crap
he's been doing and spend more time focusing on being the president! How is adding one more very time and skullsweat intensive job like this going
to increase his ability to run the nation effectively?
In addition I'd like to point out that we have passed legislation over the years that is specifically designed to unburden the sitting
president of ANY responsibilities outside of doing his job as president! This is why even though we pay him a salary we also cover nearly every
expense incurred by himself or his immediate family during his time in office. There are a myriad of other things along these lines that are also
done, which I KNOW you are aware of all of which were specifically put in place to keep the president focused on running the country and NOTHING ELSE!
It is in effect a huge betrayal of our trust and a colossal theft of public resources to have Obama decide unilaterally that he will pursue other
commitments during his tenure in office! In fact anyone who looks at this dispassionately and coldly will see that this is a blatant slap in the face
of those that have put their trust in him to put his FULL ATTENTION into running this country during his time in office!
Now the 2nd problem with this is potentially much greater than the first! By assuming the role as security council chairman while
simultaneously holding the office of president of the United States of America he is in fact creating a direct and VERY dangerous conflict of interest
as well as setting a very disturbing precedent!
Conflict of Interest: To put it bluntly not everything that is in the best interest of the international community at large will be in the best
interest of the United States and her citizens. So WHEN these issues come up are we just supposed to trust him to do what's best for us or for the
world at large? If you read his own statements and writings I think you will find that we cannot in fact trust him to do what is best for our nation
in a circumstance such as this! As such it is irresponsible, disingenuous, reckless, and highly suspect that he would seek to take this avenue!
Propaganda: Again to be horribly blunt this move projects an extremely negative image of our nation to the rest of the world! In a time where a vast
number of nations on this earth and the people that reside in them see the United States as an increasingly domineering influence on the world stage,
what kind of message do you think it sends when our president decides being president is not enough and also takes the job as security council
chairman? If you don't see a problem with this let me point it out for you! Now every time Obama makes a decision in his capacity at the security
council it will be seen as having the full force of the US government behind it! This will create a situation where other nations feel even more
bullied by the US, but also and MUCH more importantly to Americans will create a situation where the president has once again done an end run around
the checks and balances put in place by our founding fathers! Now some of you will pugnaciously ask how it does this so I'll give you a simple
example. Say Obama casts a vote in his capacity as security council chairman that congress does not like and the american public does not support,
who has the authority to fire him to keep him from making more BINDING decisions that do not reflect the will of the people?
I am no longer shocked by the boundless narcissism and blatant disregard for the will of the people this man shows, but remain shocked at the
acceptance and SUPPORT of his actions by smart people.