Americans need a president, not an emperor

Oct. 30, 2012 at 5:30 a.m.

Editor, the Advocate:

Why are we so enamored with the office of president of the United States? The founders of this nation agonized over the proper title to give the leader of this nation and settled on the word president because all other titles gave the impression of monarch or dictator with his subjects. There has been a slow creep toward an imperial presidency as many have assumed or usurped authority not granted to the office by the Constitution, many times with Congress' complicity. For example, our current president has created more than 40 "czars," all of which should have been approved by the Senate.

Have we become, as Israel in 1 Samuel 8, wanting to be like other nations having a totalitarian or socialist government? We need to become active and write, email, call and badger our congressmen and senators to fight for a restoration of our constitutional government. has made it easy to email, and there are other websites that explain states' rights as per the 10th Amendment. Get informed, get bold and get active.

Tony Corte, Victoria



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