Did you know that the office of the “President” was created for one specific reason? To preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America. That’s it! The intent of the Founding Fathers was for the “President” to sit before Congress and preside over the Constitution.
The office of the President was not intended to “make policy” or “veto” legislation that the President did not support. Rather, the “veto” power was intended to be used only for legislation that was deemed “unconstitutional” by the President. President George Washington signed several pieces of legislation into law he actually opposed because they were constitutional and he saw no basis to veto. The two times he used the veto power of his presidency was based on the unconstitutional nature of the bills. The second and most important function of the “presider-in-chief” was to appoint Supreme Court Justices that would preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution as well.
It is amazing, fascinating, and quite disappointing to see how the original intent of our founding fathers has evolved from something “special” into something that is completely opposite today. A fantastic resource or study of the 44 Presidents and their Supreme Court appointments can be found in a book by Thomas E. Woods Jr. called “The Politically Incorrect Guide to American History”. We give this book 5 out of 5 CHIPS!