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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    First off, I know people like this "leader of the free world" nonsense, but it's nonsense. The President of the United States is just that, President of the United States. Congress is to have more power than the President, so the President isn't even the most powerful politician in America, let alone the world. He hold no responsibility nor duty to the rest of the world. Not Leader of the Free World but rather Executive of the US Government. That's it.

    Peaceful transfer of power is great, a truly ground breaking ideal at the time. But that's also part of it is this powerful notion of not having a sovereign. The government serves the People, not the other way around. If you want to talk about a showcase of America and what we do and what we believe in, our continued military intervention in the world for decades speaks louder than our President being sworn it.

    President is not King and we shouldn't treat him as one. The fanfare we seemingly have over this is reminiscent of England's fawning over their royalty. President is just a dude, another American ideal.
    Gee, I would have thought President Washington would have disdained it on those grounds.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    The size of the inauguration... any inauguration... should be limited to...

    • Swearing in.
    • Parade.
    • Military parching bands, etc.
    • 1 event/ball.


    That's reasonable and something the taxpayers should pay for.

    No fly-overs*. Any additional events/balls can be paid for and sponsored by others.

    *- I have heard that fly-overs are done by pilots who need to get their minimum fly-time in anyway. If that is true, then it is not necessarily costing any extra. However, even if it is true, I'd prefer it be limited to public events such as an inauguration, and not private events such as sporting events.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ikari View Post
    First off, I know people like this "leader of the free world" nonsense, but it's nonsense. The President of the United States is just that, President of the United States. Congress is to have more power than the President, so the President isn't even the most powerful politician in America, let alone the world. He hold no responsibility nor duty to the rest of the world. Not Leader of the Free World but rather Executive of the US Government. That's it.

    Peaceful transfer of power is great, a truly ground breaking ideal at the time. But that's also part of it is this powerful notion of not having a sovereign. The government serves the People, not the other way around. If you want to talk about a showcase of America and what we do and what we believe in, our continued military intervention in the world for decades speaks louder than our President being sworn it.

    President is not King and we shouldn't treat him as one. The fanfare we seemingly have over this is reminiscent of England's fawning over their royalty. President is just a dude, another American ideal.
    Oh but he is the Leader of the Free World. If he doesn't use our national resolve, might and economic clout it won't get done. Time and time again until our President stands up the other nations just mill around. Bosnia comes to mind in the modern era. When we with hold our signature on a treaty or agreement that document is crippled. Congress has over the years abdicated much of it's power to the President. you do know about the war powers act and how easily BushII got his war in iraq. Congress, even under GOP control still had the power to block the war, what it lacked was the political will.

    When pointing out our continued military operations around the world, please remember the man being sworn in today is called the Commander in Chief, he who sits in the CiC seat is very much the leader, though not King.

    Now I said LEADER of the free world, not KING of the USofA. I didn't say he held absolute power, but he is the leader, like it or no. I do understand some on the left wing see the pomp and pageantry of a democracy celebrating a peaceful second term of it's first minority President as 'fawning' as if for a British monarch, and I do realize lots of people draw the line between 'king' and 'leader' differently. I saw no crown, no lifetime seat of power, no divine right... he isn't a king nor is he treated like one.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    I'd say remove second-term inaugural ceremonies. They're just plain redundant.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    I think its an important ceremony to celebrate 220 year record of a peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by notquiteright View Post
    Oh but he is the Leader of the Free World. If he doesn't use our national resolve, might and economic clout it won't get done. Time and time again until our President stands up the other nations just mill around. Bosnia comes to mind in the modern era. When we with hold our signature on a treaty or agreement that document is crippled. Congress has over the years abdicated much of it's power to the President. you do know about the war powers act and how easily BushII got his war in iraq. Congress, even under GOP control still had the power to block the war, what it lacked was the political will.

    When pointing out our continued military operations around the world, please remember the man being sworn in today is called the Commander in Chief, he who sits in the CiC seat is very much the leader, though not King.

    Now I said LEADER of the free world, not KING of the USofA. I didn't say he held absolute power, but he is the leader, like it or no. I do understand some on the left wing see the pomp and pageantry of a democracy celebrating a peaceful second term of it's first minority President as 'fawning' as if for a British monarch, and I do realize lots of people draw the line between 'king' and 'leader' differently. I saw no crown, no lifetime seat of power, no divine right... he isn't a king nor is he treated like one.
    He's not even "leader" of the US. Just a cog in the machine of government. But some of y'all most certainly want to anoint our President as "Leader of the Free World" some supposed authority figure to watch over the world and keep people in line. It's not our job, and we sure as hell ain't getting paid by other nations to do it.

    The President is just a dude, just one guy. We don't need to spend the money we spend on the hoopla and pageantry of inauguration. It should be televised, President can give a speech; but we don't need the rock and roll show that accompanies this BS.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Sounds like somebody is bitter that their candidate wasn't being sworn in.
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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by Catawba View Post
    I think its an important ceremony to celebrate 220 year record of a peaceful transfer of power from one leader to the next
    So have a swearing in cermemony and a speech and be done. Why does there have to be an entire day of festivites? I wonder how the soldiers fighting in Afghanistan feel watching the Commander dance while they fight, and the media fawning over Michelles dress instead of their war.

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    Re: Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by iacardsfan View Post
    Sounds like somebody is bitter that their candidate wasn't being sworn in.
    If you mean me, I had no candidate.

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    Do Away with the Inauguration Ceremony?

    Quote Originally Posted by jonny5 View Post
    So have a swearing in cermemony and a speech and be done. Why does there have to be an entire day of festivites? I wonder how the soldiers fighting in Afghanistan feel watching the Commander dance while they fight, and the media fawning over Michelles dress instead of their war.
    Last night they seemed to enjoy it just fine. So apparently did the couple that I occasionally talk to (her husband was in Afghanistan), when they were at the ball last night.
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