“State of the Union” charade

In the link below, George Leef of the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy in Raleigh, North Carolina writes at the John Locke Foundation about the arrogant pretense of the politicized so-called “State of the Union” address. He brings an important perspective on the concept of this event. Our presidents aren’t kings, but they often act as though they are.

The essay by Jeffrey A. Tucker in The Freeman powerfully exposes the pathetic and dangerous assumption that “one powerful man, having processed all relevant data and related causes and effects, can stand behind a podium and sum up a national spirit and agenda, the very State of the Union, plunges us into the realm of total fantasy.”

http://lockerroom.johnlocke.org/2015/01/21/the-arrogance-of-state-of-the-union-addresses-and-not-just-obamas/

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About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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