Monday, August 17, 2009

Teaching Time: There are three branches of government (Video)

I was reminded this weekend that we have THREE BRANCHES of GOVERNMENT.


Yeah, Executive, Legislative, Judiciary!!!

Why is this important?

Because look how President Obama has been handling the health care issue. He has been hands off, meaning he is letting congress craft the bill, meaning he is following the framework of the CONSTITUTION.

For the last eight years, we all know that former President George W. Bush TOLD congress what to do for practically every piece of legislation that came to the Bush White House. In fact, if the congress could not get it together the Bush White House would send in lobbyists to help members actually write the legislation that the Bush White House wanted.

We have gotten too complacent and impatient, me included, in this whole process. President Obama is letting congress do its job. We may not like it, but this is how it is suppose to work. We also have become used to having the White House tell congress what to do and how to do it, as in the Bush Era. From that era we got some bad pieces of legislation turned into law due to the interference of the Bush White House.

I am at a wait and see point of all this. I think, President Obama should not have let congress go on recess until a bill was crafted. Why? Because of all this town hall rancor and noise out there. When you have no bill to defend, what are you actually defending? When you have no specifics of a bill to push? What is the point of any action? In other words, we have nothing of specifics but a bunch of vagueness from a bunch of bills floating around out there.

We need to go back to school here, in fact these videos need to be forwarded and circulated to many who are totally misinformed at how government works. And as far as the health care bill(s)? It is stuck in committee, as shown below:

Lastly, if you want the public option, you must let congress know you want it. One phone call, fax or email is not enough. This needs to be done DAILY, that is call "BRINGING THE HEAT".

Cross-posted @ Daily Kos

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