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.
The lyrics are not usually sung. Here they are:
Hail to the Chief we have chosen for the nation,
Hail to the Chief! We salute him, one and all.
Hail to the Chief, as we pledge cooperation
In proud fulfillment of a great, noble call.
Yours is the aim to make this grand country grander,
This you will do, that’s our strong, firm belief.
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