posted on Oct, 24 2008 @ 11:16 PM
As the population continues to grow nationally as well as globally and problems continue to grow nationally as well as globally, I am left to wonder
if one President can continue to divide his/her attention between Domestic and foreign Policy. Based on the last 8 years I would have to say NO.
In the last eight years, the President has had to focus more of his time dealing with foreign issues and for the vast part ignoring the domestic
issues. These issues include trade, terrorists, two wars, AIDS, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Israeli-Palestinians, War on Drugs, and I am sure you fellow
members could add many more. Seem like every time the President was ready to tackle a domestic issue, something would happen that would divert his
attention. I feel that this will continue to be a trend for future Presidents.
On top of all of this, how can anyone expect a President to be fully educated on such a long range of issues both domestically and globally. Depending
on the recommendation of advisor is OK but I feel the President should fully understand the issue before taking action on what an advisor recommends.
This is almost impossible for any President to do. therefore, the advisors are the ones who are really running the show. We did not elect the advisors
to run the country.
I know this will probably never happen but I really think it is time to elect two Presidents. One to take care of Domestic policy and another to take
care of Foreign Policy. I don't have all the answers as to how all this will work but feel our nation and this world is getting too big and
complicated for one person to handle.
I wonder a lot if this crisis would have ever materialized if we had a President overlooking the economy while the other one tackled foreign issues.
Does anybody think this is a good idea or bad idea?
This is not a Bush Bashing thread. Keep it to the topic.
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