The size of the inauguration... any inauguration... should be limited to...
- Swearing in.
- 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.
If, when defending your support for Donald Trump, and your response is,
"But but but... HILLARY!!!", then you lost the argument before you even began.
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.
I'd say remove second-term inaugural ceremonies. They're just plain redundant.
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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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.
You know the time is right to take control, we gotta take offense against the status quo
Originally Posted by A. de Tocqueville
Sounds like somebody is bitter that their candidate wasn't being sworn in.
Run your own nation, play Cybernations."Conservatism is the blind and fear-filled worship of dead radicals."
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