Shouldn't the President Know Your Name (Like Family)?
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
November 1, 2012 11:04am CST
Maybe not 'your name' specifically, but the name of a leader who knows either your name or the name of another leader, who knows either your name or the name of another leader, who knows either ... ending up knowing a leader who knows your name. And of course we don't expect the President to 'stand up and recite all the connected-leaders' names every morning,' but rather to know 'who to talk to to find out how to get done what we-as-a-country need done.' But how will the President know what need you can serve if he/she does not know you? I guess what I'm asking is 'Do you know how you're connected to the hierarchy of leaders that leads to the President? Does the President know YOU through that hierarchy?' Should he? Should you? What is the President's connection to you?
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• Boston, Massachusetts
2 Nov 12
I would know how to get in touch with the President if need be and I am happy that he doesn't know how to get in touch with me. The beauty of local government is that the smaller and more local it is, the closer its connection to you, your needs, your way of life. A president may know the leaders who know your leaders, but he's never going to be able to identify with those things about you the way a local leader (mayor, city council member, etc) can. But that's okay, that's why we have local government. And the president needs to worry about the big stuff, like international tensions and that Easter Egg hunt at the White House. And I like it that way. Keep me anonymous to the president, all he has to know about me is that I am one of those citizens that it is his duty to guarantee and uphold freedom for.
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
23 Nov 12
Hmm. I'm just wondering: what if you're like me, and your 'freedom' should include "more power being given to you from the only people who can give it to you"? I read the Constitution, and it tells me that "no State (of the U.S.) has the power to grant title-of-nobility" (funny that's the one thing that stands out to me). So how am I to be given the crown?
• United States
1 Nov 12
I think I understand what you are getting at.. Kinda like on facebook, you have your friends and family, then there are friends of friends.. And that can go for miles.. It would be cool if people in the government were willing to hear more about the indivdual person.. We all have common problems, but it seems like there are only a couple major ones presidents or other elected officals are willing to make an "issue" that needs to be resolved.. When there are millions of problems that go unaddressed, and continue to grow.. Once the government does address the problems they will be overbearing because they have been igored for so long... I wish that there was a president that has had to deal with the different issues that are different between the different classes... The poor usually dont have a whole lot.. Middle class seems to be getting screwed by both ends... And the Upper class; is getting a free ride... Just because a president doesnt have to worry about money for the rest of their life... Doesnt mean that it goes away for the rest of us.. I have been watching politics over the years long before I could vote.. and there is one thing that remains the same.. A new person for president has lots of new enegry new hope and ideas... But by the 18th month or 2 year mark, they look burnt out for a while.. Then put on their happy faces right before the big election stuff starts happening.. It would be nice for a president to remember the little people.. There are more of us then Upper class.. Its supposes to be by the people for the people.. Where did that ideal go?
• Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
1 Nov 12
That's kinda not fair of you, saying "the Upper class has it easy": maybe they do NOW, but they (or somebody supporting them) had to fight through the exact same- or harder-times to get where they are today. Take me, for example: I do practically nothing, and--while I'm nowhere near 'that high white tower they been livin` in'--I get enough to 'make ends meet' fairly well (with a little left over so as I can 'tie ends together' if I have to). Why? Because I was nearly killed by an over-aged driver. I'm still struggling to stay alive (even if it's not that obvious because I play it cool ), and my 'life-support' is the 'having it easy' that one might see if they look at me. What you're not seeing (when you look at the Upper class) is how much they DEPEND on the "free ride"---how their profit from their business-etc. all goes BACK INTO their business!
2 Nov 12
If that is one criteria of being the president, that they needs to know the name of his/her leader from top to bottom, I recon that there will few people that will file the candidacy for president. hahahaha. I imagine them hiring people to get all the leaders names and he'll memorize it. He will probably spent a week to one month to do that alone. (my imagination is giving me good laugh here). Good thoughts.