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“The concentrating [of powers] in the same hands is precisely the definition of despotic government. It will be no alleviation that these powers will be exercised by a plurality of hands, and not by a single one.” Thomas Jefferson
John Liming - American Liberal Times

United States Needs Constitutional Change!

I thought I heard the Republican Candidate for President say something about the need for a change in The U.S. Constitution while I was watching TV last night.

What I thought I heard the candidate say was something to the effect that he would like to see a Constitutional change that would require all candidates for President of The U.S. to have at least Three (3) years business experience as a qualification for the highest office in the land.

I have my own ideas for Constitutional changes that are needed:

The first change I would like to make in the Constitution would require all candidates for the Presidency and for all Governorships and all Senators and Representatives and municipal officials (Mayors, City Managers and the whole ball of wax)- – - In my humble view each of these kinds of candidates for elected office need to have served honorably in the Military for at least Three (3) years before qualifying to enter electoral contests.

I get so darned tired of elected officials being able to put the lives of our precious Military Members on the line when the elected officials often don’t have one minute of military experience – - – but they sure do not waiver in sending our brave young heroes into harm’s way at the slightest whim, do they?

I think every elected official should have to have served honorably in the military as a condition of their candidacy- – - no exceptions!

(Posted by John Liming as part of his ongoing Diaries of Political Opinions.)

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John Liming - American Liberal Times

Author: John Liming - American Liberal Times

I am an American Man, 72-years-old, and a Veteran of The U.S. Military. I have served honorably in both The United States Army (National Guard) and The United States Air Force for a total of seven years and three months active duty during what is now known as The Vietnam Era. I am a concerned citizen and refer to myself as "A Crazy Left Wing Liberal Nut Case with occasional Right Wing Conservative tendencies. I am particularly concerned and grieved about the way our beloved America seems to have become so politically divided over the past few years to the point where hardly anyone seems to be able to get along or to work together and where mutual vilification seems to be a spectator sport of some kind. I am particular fearful that we might get to the point, in our internal power struggles where we would be a One Party Nation. That, in my opinion, would be a total disaster and that is what I fear certain members of the element generally known as The "Christian" Conservative Right may have in mind.

1 comment to United States Needs Constitutional Change!

  • I am completely with you on this one.

    In fact, I have always felt that Israel had the right ideal in that every citizen served a mandatory stint in the armed forces.

    I myself have never had the privilege of serving in the military, but rest assured i would have absolutely no qualms about doing so. I have the highest respect for those that put their lives at risk for the safety and well being of others.

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