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Prerequisite to Becoming a U.S. President; Leave Your Ethics and Morals Outside the Oval Office Door

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Suppose you think of yourself as an honest, ethical, moral American. Question: Could you become the President of The United States? Of course you could if you conducted a strong, well-managed campaign, gathered millions of supporters and donors, and the majority of Americans elected you to this prestigious position. However, there is one small hitch in this scenario, a prerequisite that would need to be satisfied.

As the last several decades have shown, anyone who aspires to become our president must, upon entering the White House, leave his or her ethics and morals outside the Oval Office door. While that might be a disturbing thought for many Americans, it is certainly not a major issue for those who seriously feel that they are qualified for this high office and are more than willing to comply with that prerequisite in order to achieve their goal.

The President of the United States is often referred to as the most powerful person on earth. In ceremonial terms, that is exactly true for he is the titular head of America; but in reality, he reports directly to that ruling Establishment. He may think that he can change America, but he is powerless to do so, since, if he tries to use his true mandate from the American electorate, he will find that he will be blocked at every turn by those who control Washington. That's why it's mandatory to leave those morals and ethics outside the door; they have a nasty habit of getting in the way.

Considering the last several decades, the best example of a U.S. president, at least in my opinion, that honestly tried to follow his own conscience and carry out the responsibilities of the office in an ethical, honorable manner, is now often referred to as a presidential failure; his name is Jimmy Carter, a man who did experience some setbacks and some failures, but who stands head and shoulders above most of the others who, since JFK, have largely let themselves become tools of this Establishment.

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Michael Payne is an independent, progressive activist. His writings deal with social, economic, political and foreign policy issues. He is a featured writer on Opednews and Nation of Change and his articles have appeared on many other websites (more...)

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