The President is Not The Chief of the Nation.
Dan has written an extremely good article about the separation of powers in the Constitution. Man sounds like a Constitutional Lawyer, unlike some who claim that but don’t actually have the first fucking clue.
Originally posted on danmillerinpanama:
He is the chief Only of the U.S. military.
Our nation has no “Chief” or “Commander.”
As shown below, the President often behaves as though he considers himself the Commander in Chief, not only of the U.S. Military but of the nation. Others seem to respond to him as though he were. He isn’t and the differences are great. Yet Hail to the Chief, played at official and many unofficial presidential appearances, says that he is our Chief and our commander.