If you have been paying attention to the G20 Summit in London, you may have caught a glimpse of President Obama saying what he truly believes and why I completely disagree with him.
On Thursday, in answering a question regarding how local politics effect global economics, President Obama said, “I’m the President of the United States… it’s my job to make American’s lives better”. If you believe that, you have no understanding of our Constitution.
Just to clarify, the Constitution defines the role of the president… and I’ve never seen “to make American’s lives better” in the job description. The role of the President is to be a check and balance to the other branches of government (for those who don’t know… the Legislative Branch or Congress and the Judicial Branch or the Courts), to sign into law legislation passed by Congress, appoint federal judges, be the commander-in-chief of the military and be a figurehead for the government.
There really isn’t much more to the job of President as defined in the Constitution, but we’ve made the office of President much more important than it really should be. Many refer to the President of the United States as the “most powerful man on Earth”. While I can’t disagree with the present sentiment that the President has become much more powerful than originally intended and as the leader of the most powerful nation on Earth (currently) essentially becomes the most powerful man on Earth, the notion that the intent of the Founders was to create such a powerful monarch is radically incorrect.
But now you know why President Obama believes what he does. He misunderstands his job. He also believes that HE can, in his infinite wisdom and knowledge, craft such effective government machinery so as to improve the lives of those of us incapable of making our own dreams come true. Obviously he believes he is smarter than all the others before him because we all know from history that government never does anything efficiently or effectively… unless that something is striping it’s citizens of their rights and freedoms.
President Obama, if you’re reading this (and I’m sure you are), your job is not to make American’s lives better… it’s to protect the FREEDOMS of those American’s so that THEY can make THEIR OWN lives better.