My Thoughts about POTUS

July 30, 2011 sexyknees
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I was saving this photo for an upcoming holiday, but felt this post was worth it

By now most of you realize that I am not too big on government.  I look upon it as being a necessary evil…like money.  I’d rather have neither but understand that in order to have decent roads, a powerful military, a functioning toilet, and A/C during the summer, I need both and therefor support the system (in my own peculiar way).

The President of the United States is at the very top of the system into which I place my faith, and once elected into office he or she is the undisputed representative of the people of this country.  The office of the President is not infallible, however – the President is, after all, a human being just like you and me.  Kennedy got us into Vietnam, LBJ got us stuck in Vietnam, Coolidge and Hoover contributed to the Great Depression, Regan had Iran/Contra, and Grant…well, he was just terrible.  Personally, I strongly disliked George W Bush (but loved his dad).  No matter how passionately I disapproved of some of his policies and decisions, however, I never once called for his resignation, encouraged “witch hunt” mentality for impeachment, or hoped for his administration to fail.  Why?  Because in the end, right or wrong, he was doing what he thought best for the country.  I say this not out of blind patriotism, but rather the understanding that the President has a great and terrible job to do so let him do it.

Consider this:  the fallacies of the office of the President of the United States have ranged from great (James Buchanan and slavery) to tiny (Clinton and Monika Lewinsky), but when compared to those of the leaders of some other countries they pale in comparison.  For instance, Idi Amin of Uganda ate his own people.  Chairman Mao of the PRC extinguished anywhere between 40 to 70 million citizens during the Great Leap Forward and Cultural Revolution.  Saloth Sar – or Pol Pot – systematically executed all intellectuals in Cambodia (roughly 21% of the population) to impose his retroactive “Agrarian Socialism,” which was so bad that the People’s Republic of Vietnam saw it fit to invade in order to put an end to his atrocities (in other words, he gave communism a bad name).  And then there was Hitler, who – during his attempt to take over the world – caused the death of 17 million combatants and 29 million civilians, as well as outright murdered six million European Jews during the Holocaust.  Basically, no matter how bad our political parties will try to make the President look, he could definitely be worse.

You don’t have to agree with everything our President does and you don’t have to support his re-election.  Given our current laundry-list of critical issues to address as a nation, however, I suggest that until the President starts eating his own people we should do a little less complaining about what our leader isn’t doing, and a little more to help him improve our country.

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  • 1. Gary  |  November 7, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    A very very BEATIFUL pose too !

    • 2. sexyknees  |  November 29, 2011 at 1:14 pm

      Thank you for the compliment, Gary!


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