(Ref. John Philpot Curran, 1790 Speech)
References for Part II
II. Analytical Observations
Discussion of Article II and the People
Text of Article II of the U.S. Constitution
One outstanding point is abundantly clear, which Rubin points to suggesting Secretary of State Hillary Clinton missed “a teachable moment” during the first week in March 2012 during a Tunisian Q&A. That is, contrary to her statement quoted below, the President does not represent “all of the United States.” One does not measure the nature of the United States concerning Israel, based upon what a U.S. President says and does, but rather by understanding all points of view and drawing one’s own conclusions. That is the American way….
The U.S. President is an elected Executive Officer in charge of the Executive Branch of the federal government of the United States. He is not a King or anything like a King in the U.S. Constitutional Republic.
After the terrible times in medieval Europe, especially over issues of religion before America was colonized beginning in the early 17th Century particularly, America’s government eventually was established in the late 18th Century, in order to form a more perfect union of the colonies of people that became separate States after the American Revolution of 1776. America’s Constitution created a unique form of representative government of, by and for The People. The government was designed in a manner where it cannot function apart from The People, due to the built-in checks and balances of the power and responsibilities assigned by the U.S. Constitution, to the three separate branches of government.
The People, the American citizens, function as the foundation of the government pyramid structure. The capstone or the top of the pyramid figuratively represents the all-seeing eye of the universe, the greatest power ushering in America’s founding; and the U.S. Government in behalf of a free nation of The People, as defined first in the American Declaration of Independence, is subsequently inspired in one way or other, by the infinite wisdom of the divine intelligence of the universe. Freedom of personal beliefs and the pursuit of happiness were at the top of the list in writing the U.S. government framework outlined within the U.S. Constitution, so that it is ensured that the American system of government cannot function without the role of The People.
Indeed, the U.S. Constitution was specifically designed under a simple framework for the unique purpose of protecting “the individual citizen” from the tyranny of the few in the government. The text reflects clearly that the U.S. Constitution tells the government what it can and must do in the ongoing execution of duties under the sworn loyalty oath to the Constitution. The loyalty oath is required of every elected and appointed official, even as employees of the government. All State laws must also comply with the requirements and protections of the U.S. Constitution, even under State Sovereignty established by the 10th Amendment.
The American colonial experience came to an end over issues of taxation without representation in the English government system. Therefore, in the United States of America, the representatives of The People are the members of the U.S. Congress: House of Representatives and the Senate. The U.S. President is in effect the elected chief executive officer, who under Article II is allowed limited power having to do with executing his constitutionally defined duties under a separate authority and power of the Executive Branch, different from members of the other two branches of government, the Congress and Judicial branches. The People are the foundation of what is America. Their voice concerning government activities is essential to the American process all the way to Washington D.C.
Hillary Clinton Implies: Pro-Israel Sentiment Doesn’t Reflect America
April 18, 2012
Tunisia CNS Video: (Clinton Transcript Included)
Hillary in Tunisia Answering Question About Pandering to 'Zionist Lobbies'
March 6, 2012
“There are comments made that certainly don’t reflect the United States, don’t reflect our foreign policy, don’t reflect who we are as a people.
II. Analytical Observations, pp. 3-5
A significant Constitutional issue reared its head with Secretary of State Clinton’s concept of American politics, as she expressed it to the Tunisians in a Q&A session in the first week of March 2012. In this viewer’s opinion, Clinton specifically created the impression to her foreign audience that somehow the President has direct, independent sovereignty over The People of America…. She suggests that the opinions expressed by any American candidate for office, or by their supporters, should be dismissed by foreigners as irrelevant.
Thus, the power of The People was designed by the founding philosophers, to go through channels to the elected district and State representatives in the U.S. Congress. Representatives of The People and matters of The States at the federal level have a constitutionally vested power in their behalf within the U.S. Congress. Through both processes of the House and the Senate, each given their respective authority and duties in Article II, The People are fully, properly, Constitutionally represented on issues and policies in their behalf, and thus, in behalf of all of America.
Article II, Section 2: ….“He shall have Power, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, to make Treaties, provided two thirds of the Senators present concur; and he shall nominate, and by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, shall appoint Ambassadors, other public Ministers and Consuls, Judges of the supreme Court, and all other Officers of the United States, whose Appointments are not herein otherwise provided for, and which shall be established by Law; but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”
Article II, Section 3: “He shall from time to time give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such Measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient; he may, in extraordinary Occasions, convene both Houses, or either of them, and in the Case of Disagreement between them, with Respect to the Time of Adjournment, he may adjourn them to such Time as he shall think proper; he shall receive Ambassadors and other public Ministers; he shall take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed, and shall be established by Law; but the Congress may by Law vest the Appointment of such inferior Officers, as they think proper, in the President alone, in the Courts of Law, or in the Heads of Departments.”
Article II, Section 4: “The President, Vice President and all civil Officers of the United States, shall be removed from Office on impeachment for, and Conviction of, Treason, Bribery, or other high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”