Electoral College, Part 2: Every President Needs a Down-to-Earth Cabinet

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by Mary W Maxwell

I think no individual is capable of handling the job of president of the United States.

This article does not propose a new set-up for the top job; I always like to stick with the old. But it’s an important point: Who has what it takes to be a leader of such an entity as a modern complex population with 300 million people? No one. Absolutely no one.

Let’s Talk about the Cabinet

In the United States, a president can pick his Cabinet from anyone in the country — or outside the country, really. (This is unlike the Westminster system of UK and Australia where only members of parliament can become Cabineters.)

“Cabinet” does not appear in the US Constitution, as written in 1787, and no amendment thereto has mentioned it. That’s a good thing, I believe. It means that the executive is free (with consent of the Senate) to appoint persons, for their ability to surround the US president with support, protection, criticism, ideas, and advice.

That isn’t actually what has happened, in living memory, but is nevertheless possible. The way the cabinet works now is that the person is the head of a large bureaucracy. When he or she comes to a cabinet meeting, it’s usually to act as a cheerleader for an already-determined policy of the president, the political party, or … God knows who else.

To show you how important these Cabineters are, at least theoretically, I’ll mention their position in the order of succession to the presidency should he die.

Of course the vice president is first in line, followed by the Speaker of the House and president pro tem of the Senate.  The next successors are the members of Cabinet, in the order in which their portfolio came into existence historically.

Thus: Secretary of state, treasury, defense, justice (the attorney general), interior, agriculture, commerce, labor, health, housing, transportation, energy, education, veteran’s affairs, and homeland security.

Today is not the day for me to harangue about the fact that the Constitution is constantly being violated. But it pains me to have scribed the above list knowing that some of it is naughty.

States, and only states, can control the areas of health, housing, or education. They do not belong in the federal government’s bailiwick.

And the Homeland Security function, presuming it has to do with foreign attacks, should be under Defense. (If it is a police thing, it belongs to the states.)

Sticking with the Constitution

Or perhaps today is the day (like the other 364 days of the year) for me to complain that the nation is disregarding its own great basic law, the Constitution.

In my opinion, “you either have a constitution or you don’t.” The whole point of the Constitution – as its Framers knew so well – is that it allocates power.  It limits the accumulation of power by any one group. So you can’t “sort of have it.”

For instance, you can’t let one group get away with violating the Constitution’s allocation of power by, say, 15%. Well, you could if you reconvened the Constitutional convention and re-arranged the whole structure. But if you merely wink at the group that is grabbing an unauthorized 15% you will soon find it has grabbed 50%, or more. All law will collapse.

The complete structure is what protects everyone. Not that a piece of paper (“the parchment”) can do the job, but the piece of paper is a necessary first thing. Once it exists, all the members of the nation can come to love it, to be loyal to it, and to use it for their own protection or for the protection of anyone whom they are concerned about.

They have to insist on the enforcement of the law — using citizen’s arrest if the proper persons won’t do the job.

Back to the Issue of the Presidency

Today we are on the verge of a presidential election. The polls are to be held on November 8, 2016. Then, 41 days later, on December 19, the “electoral college” will meet – in the capital city of each state.

In the scheme of the US Constitution, the president has a fairly small role, but as time passed, from 1787 to about 1934, presidents took on more work for themselves. Occasionally they got chopped back on this, by a dutiful Congress. (Yes it is Congress’s duty to impeach a president who likes to act ultra vires, beyond power.)

In 1934, Franklin Delano Roosevelt went hog wild with something called the New Deal, using the emergency of the 1933 Great Depression to expand executive powers. By this point, the power of the media was such that the nation could be swayed away from constitutionality and be drawn to other “sirens.”

The Cabal in the White House

The Delano side of president Roosevelt’s family was involved in “the China trade” and the opium wars. Without trying to prove it here, I tender the suggestion that FDR was a big bad boy. His treachery at Yalta could be sufficient proof. But again, I am not interested in a particular man but in the structure of the thing.

FDR wasn’t the first cabal person in the White House. Woodrow Wilson, who arrived in 1913, from his Princeton job as Professor of Jurisprudence, was “run” by a man who actually lived in the White House. He went by the name of “Colonel” Edward House. See my book Prosecution for Treason.

Zoom to 1963 when the cabal had a very popular president, JFK, assassinated, and then to 1973 when it ousted “legally” the president, Richard Nixon.

In 1981 the Director of the CIA, George WH Bush (Senior) entered the White House as vice-president to Reagan whose presidency he no doubt ran. The current president, Obama, is presumably cabal-run also.

I am mentioning this as prolegomena. It does not really matter that we have had a century’s worth of cabal presidents, for the purpose of this discussion of “what could be.”

What Could Indeed Be

Anyone who is native-born American age 35 or more and has lived in the US for 14 years could be the next president.

Offhand I think Senator Rand Paul, MD, would be a fine president, as he adores the Constitution – but recall my claim that no person is big enough to make the kinds of the decisions that we generally think a president is making.

He or she needs a council of elders, or whatever it might be called – people who will talk common sense.

So we should start concentrating not on the presidency but on a coterie of citizens who could act as a cabinet. As I said there are no constitutional provisions for a cabinet and hence no restrictions on who could participate.

You don’t have to be native born.  In fact one of the current cabinet members, holding the portfolio of Interior (she is Sally Jewell) was born in the UK and so she’s not in the line of succession, should the prexy die.

I Think I’m Going To Be Sick

When I just googled now for the Jewell data, I saw the name of the current US Attorney General. It is Loretta Lynch.  This is unbearable. I think I am going to be sick.

Lynch has overseen – through US Attorney Carmen Ortiz’s prosecution of Jahar Tsarnaev, the most outrageous injustice. Her staff, led by Judy Clarke, went to the parents of Jahar in Russia and admitted to them that they know Jahar is innocent but are under pressure to “not resist conviction.”

As I said, you either have the Constitution or you don’t. Some Americans say “We have a great Constitution but some office-holder are corrupt.” Wrong. If the five parties to the Constitution (namely, the states, the three branches of government, and the people) shirk their job of maintaining the parchment’s allocation of power, it dissipates.

It terminates. Gone with the wind. No more Constitution. Like sayonara, man.

So if Loretta Lynch (a member of the Executive branch) is doing what she is doing regarding the Tsarnaev case, and the other four parties to the Constitution – legislature, judiciary, states, people, are not stopping her (in this case by arresting her for treason), why would anyone feel protected by law?

Who’s Responsible?

We need to get away from the tyranny of language and stop saying “the president is the one who is in charge.” Look at reality, not at names of offices. As noted above the decision maker has often been the cabal (aka World Government).

Ultimately, the running of the nation devolves to the bottom – to the citizenry, us chickens. If we put up with awful behavior by the famous ones at the top – and that is generally our practice – then we are running the nation.  I mean we are handing those people the reins.

To reiterate: the cabal runs America. We let the cabal run us and do bad things. Therefore, since they are doing bad things as our agents, it is we citizens who are doing it, in my view.

If you are interested in a different arrangement you can’t just sit there and complain. You have to persuade others and put your pressure on the harm-doers.

Conclusion

To have an established Constitution is quite a blessing. It’s much easier than starting from scratch. No violence is needed. Except such violence as is already prescribed by law, that is, the taking out of circulation the harm-doers.

So let’s stop talking about how many points Hillary or Donald have won in their “debates.” Even if one of them becomes president, we don’t have to let him/her get away with murder.

And it’s our fault if we do. They are only jerks and we could strike them down.  But striking them down still isn’t sufficient.

The more important thing is putting in place a group of people who can work together as real leaders.

We should start calling for public nominations to Cabinet. Send the word to members of the electoral colleges, as this may make them prone to elect a president who, alone, cannot carry the weight but who could do so with good advisors.

— Mary W Maxwell is an American-born Australian citizen, author of Fraud Upon the Court: Reclaiming the Law, Joyfully

 

Photo credit: mormonnewsroom.org

 

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  1. Fair Dinkum says:

    “I think no individual is capable of handling the job of president of the United States.”

    ….can’t be that hard…

    I wonder what the world would look like if voting actually made a difference.

    • Fair Dinkum says:

      I’ve got half a mind to put my hand up for the job, that should be more than enough..

      • Thanks, Fair. You’d be good.
        My friend Pat gave me a book of “Bushisms”. Here are two examples:

        From a speech in Michigan, January 29, 2003 (i.e., seven weeks before the Aussie anti-war turnout):

        “The war on terror involves Saddam Hussein because of the nature if Saddam Hussein, the history of Saddam Hussein, and his willingness to terrorize himself.”

        “Security is the essential roadblock to achieving the road map to peace.”

  2. Monis and the Sydney siege did not “change a nation forever”

    — but “Lee Harvey Oswald” did.

  3. Thank you, Mary. Your articles jogged the following from my archives of interest.

    Lincoln (an essay by Miles Williams Mathis )
    * http://mileswmathis.com/lincoln.pdf

    The basic premise of this essay is that the assassination of Lincoln was a classic false flag. Mathis suggests that Lincoln was suffering from cancer but he was the figurehead that was required to win the 1864 election (and that Andrew Johnson could not have won …)

    A couple of key sentences that caught my attention:
    Mathis writes (Pp 13/14):

    • “There is strong evidence that the election of 1864—like every other close ELECTION—WAS STOLEN.
    • … extraordinary things were going on at the time, all having to do with CONTINUANCE OF THE PREFERRED GOVERNMENT.
    • We see that THOSE RUNNING THE COUNTRY BEHIND THE SCENES had to win the election of 1864 in order to finish off the war they had started. The only way they could hope to do that was with Lincoln.
    • No Union candidate but Lincoln could win, EVEN WITH THE AMOUNT OF CHEATING THEY PLANNED TO DO. Neither Johnson nor any other Union candidate could have won, even with all the cheating in the world, and it would have been a disaster for those running the country if the Democrat McClellan had won.”

    (I wonder if we should have been paying more attention to the VP debate 🙂 )

    There are many of other interesting essays by Miles Mathis … for example.

    On Custer:
    * http://mileswmathis.com/custer.pdf

    On Zuckerberg
    * http://mileswmathis.com/zuck.pdf

    • Thank you Mr Fish
      and now a little snippet that could be called “Bella Vista II”

      “In July, AFRICOM dispatched about 50 combat-equipped troops at the order of President Barack Obama to protect U.S. diplomatic personnel amid widespread violence and civil unrest in South Sudan.

      “The deployment was defensive in nature, officials said at the time.

      “On July 7, a group of U.S. diplomatic personnel were fired upon by government troops, U.S. officials have said.” [Really?]

      and this from Killary:

      http://www.stripes.com/news/us/clinton-says-us-could-ring-china-with-missile-defense-1.434038

      • “As secretary of state, Clinton visited China seven times and engineered Washington’s “pivot” to Asia, which has long been viewed with suspicion by Beijing. The policy shift has seen a tighter focus on the region along with an increased military presence and fortified alliances with allies such as Australia and the Philippines,”

        … and then I finished the sentence …

        “although the latter has been cast in doubt with the election of China-friendly President Rodrigo Duterte.”

      • Come to think of it, Mr Fish, Anton Chaitkin, in his “Treason in America” (1994) traces the control of the US, from Lincoln’s time to 1990s, all down to one Swiss family.

        While I did not duplicate his research, for my book “Prosecution For Treason,” I could not find any item on which to fault him. So please read his book.

        And anyway nobody complained when Dee talked about South Africa, did they? Did anyone say she shouldn’t be running around looking up at trees to see how many wildebeest are up there? No.

  4. I know I’m being boycotted, by my own Gumshoe family!
    This is sheer zenophobia. Payback for Pine Gap, eh?

    Well, try to be patient. There’s only one more installment. It’s called “Electoral College, Part 3; Pussy, Trump, and the Vice Presidency.” (It’s not as pussirific as it sounds, though.)

    And Dee is coming home tomorrow, so the Seppo hegemony will end.

  5. When her Bossness is away, Al Haig will play.

    Here is the famous story of my namesake. During the Reagan admin of 1981-89, Haig was Secretary of State. Soon after Reagan-and-Nancy attained the White House, Reagan was shot. (Or so they said. It took an hour for him to get to a Washington DC hospital that was 15 mins away. Ambo didn’t have a street map?)

    Anyway, Haigie-boy made an announcement on TV to the effect “Calm down, everybody, I’m in charge here.”

    This was seen to go against the rule of hierarchy in which the Speaker of the House would come in after Prexy and VP. (Bush sr, the VP, was out of town).

    Everybody made fun of Al, including, of course, meine Wenigkeit. But really it was OK for him to say it, as Ron was not dead.

    Having now gone to check on Al’s date of office-holding I see that not only was he in NATO, he was “White House Chief of Staff” under Nixon. Wow. The house snoop for the cabalaroonie.

    I also see that Haig did his thesis at GEORGETOWN on “the role of military officers in making national policy.” The Founding Fathers would roll over in their respective graves. Really that is shocking.

    Now let me quote from an award he got re Vietnam, which proves that somebody composes these messages with no particular recipient in mind:

    “Colonel Haig repeatedly braved intense hostile fire to survey the battlefield. His personal courage and determination, and his skillful employment of every defense and support tactic possible, inspired his men …blah, blah.”

    No way, José.

    • For the record, I’d like to show how I can keep an open mind, even when Killary is involved.

      In 2008, Killary was a senator from New York (a position she had won in 2001 because of the fake Monica Lewinski affair which made people think she was a victim.
      You can tell it was done for that purpose because the prexy and his wife allowed themselves to be interrogated by Sixty Minutes. Disgusting.)

      So in 2009 Obama wanted to appoint her Secy of State. She was ineligible owing to a technicality in the Constitution.
      Article I, section 6 says:

      “No Senator or Representative shall, during the Time for which he was elected, be appointed to any civil Office under the Authority of the United States, which shall have been created, or the Emoluments whereof shall have been encreased during such time . . . .” Article I, sec 6.

      The Secy of State (Condi Rice) HAD got a cost of living raise during Killary’s time in the US Senate. Nobody really cared about the deviation from the Con, of course, so she was appointed. Poor perfidious Seppos.

      But I, of all people, wold have agreed to it. This is thanks to the “Saxbe fix.” It says that you can accept the job but only at the lower pay. Some Con scholars said “No! Founding Fathers cannot be gotten around.” But I said Yes, the Saxbe fix is reasonable.

      However, having later learned that she and spousie were importing drugs through Mena Airport in Arkansas, I would not of course want her to be anywhere other than where she can make license plates.

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