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From: rivera office
Cc: General Assembly
Sent: Thursday, July 03, 2008 10:20 AM
Subject: Re: Cgus> Government Is Broken Because There Is No WrittenConstitution
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
The Office of President of the United States is an appointive office. “Hold on”, you say, “I voted for the last President of the United States and he became President.”
The truth is none of the Presidents of the United States were elected by, “We the People of the United States.”
The “United States” is a kind of Limbo, where important changes were supposed to take place, but never did. The Congress of the United States was put in charge of using “All legislative Powers herein granted” to administer the Northwest Territory and similar assets belonging to the United States of America. The House of Representatives represents the “People of the United States” in the Northwest Territory and in the federal territory within the counties of the Several States.
The Constitutional Convention of 1787 and the Constitution for the United States of America that resulted from that secret meeting implemented that part of Article IX of the Articles of Confederation that creates a “Committee of the States” and makes provision for the appointment of a President of the United States. Article IX makes the provision “that no person be allowed to serve in the office of president more than one year in any term of three years.” The Office of the President of the United States is, therefore, an appointive office, with no term:
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 2 Clause 2
After 220 years, everyone should know the so-called Electoral College picks the President, but only you and a few others know that the President immediately picks himself to be President of the United States by taking the oath of Office of President of the United States. George Washington had to reject a substantial salary as President, so he could be Presidential dictator. There is no definite term of office for the President of the United States.
There is a new Congress of the United States every two years. The Senate is continual because the terms of office are staggered in keeping with the perpetual Union under the Articles of Confederation.
Congress, Representatives, the Constitution of the United States, appropriations raising an army are limited to two years. We have had 110 chances to fix Broken Government without success, but we are getting closer.
Dr. Eduardo M. Rivera
I've never said it quite that way, but I have wondered aloud how there could be a Congress in session whose first order of business was to enact the law defining the oath of office that they all had to have sworn a priori in order to be a Congress in session to enact the law defining the oath of office that they all had to have sworn a priori in order to be a Congress in session to enact the law defining the oath of office that they all had to have sworn a priori in order to be a Congress in session to enact . . .
That sentence would go on forever if I didn't stop typing. In my old programmer days we'd call such a logical trap in the program a "Do Loop." A command in the last line would tell the processor to "do" the first line, causing the program to "loop" and re-loop - forever. In order to halt the process manual intervention was required. Hence the "ESC" key was invented. Before that, the only escape was to pull the plug.
Now, if only we could find a rational escape from a Congress in session. It would probably also require manual intervention . . . 535 strong guys, smiling and carrying baseball bats comes to mind. Hopefully that would be manual enough. The bats backed by the smiles give it a rather American nuance, don't you think? But you might find another method to pull the plug. The one certainty is that absent some form of manual intervention, the irrational iteration will simply continue. There's no way it can halt itself. That would be akin to assuming that a computer could invent the ESC key and then push it.
On Jul 2, 2008, at 9:15 PM, T wrote:
At 10:53 PM 7/1/08, rivera office wrote:
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