I made the mistake of correcting someone on Facebook today. Then, someone else jumped in and told me I was wrong and “to check your facts”. Well, you know what? I did.
I did it because I thought that person might just be right and I’d have to admit it, which would really irritate me. So, I hit Wikipedia to find out the truth.
But, it turned out that I was right. I was even nice enough to send them the original information to prove it, as well as a backup site just to be sure they got it.
I have a tendency to get irritated and over-react about certain things that concern politics, which was the case today. I’ve been around, and in, politics since I was 7 years old. This was because my parents were heavily involved in local, state and national politics. For some strange reason, I followed suit and got involved, as well. I’ve even run for a few offices myself and met several presidents and wanna-be presidents over the years. And I learned at an early age that it’s not always the president’s fault when things go wrong…or right.
It’s the people we elect to represent us that make the laws that both benefit and irritate us. They are the ones that raise our taxes. Not the president. Not any president. He doesn’t have that kind of power. Yes, he can suggest and he can veto, but that, too, is limited. The framers of the Constitution knew what they were doing.
Oh, we can blame any president for this going wrong or that going wrong, but, in the end, it’s Congress’s decision and the president gets to take the blame.
As Harry Truman posted on his desk…..the buck stops here. And it certainly does. Both good and bad.