I’d like to say a word or two about the President of the United States of America. No, not any particular president, but rather the Office of President.
I won’t use a lot of words; it won’t take many.
I’ll start by saying that most people have their preference of who should be living in the White House. And yes, I have my preferences also.
But I feel there’s only one requirement a person MUST meet if they’re to lead this great land; if they are going to be the leader of the free world.
Before I tell you that one requirement, allow me to say what IS NOT a requirement.
–they do not have to believe in God, Jesus, the Bible, or the Holy Spirit. They can be an atheist for that matter. The person isn’t voted on as if they’re a candidate for the church pastorate.
–they don’t have to be pro-life.
–they needn’t be a musician, painter, or skilled at solving the Rubik’s Cube.
–they can be black, white, yellow, red, or purple. They can wear tan shoes, with pink shoelaces. It doesn’t matter. But a certain color isn’t required.
–whether or not the person is a veteran of the armed forces matters not to me.
–they can be a vegan, raise happy chickens that lay happy eggs. Whatever.
Only one REQUIREMENT, as far as I’m concerned.
–No, they don’t have to be Republican, Democrat, Green Party, Tea Party, or No Party.
–They don’t need to believe what I believe, love what I love, or hate what I hate. They may do things I don’t like, but are, in reality, best for this country.
Just one requirement: they must be able to faithfully do what they swore (or affirmed) they’d do – faithfully execute the office of President, and preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.
Plain as the Oath they repeat.
“I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
But if they can’t do that one thing, then regardless of their color, faith, political party, or what they ate for breakfast, they need to QUIT or be fired.
And those of us who come under the heading of “We the People” have a responsibility to demand the president keeps that one charge.
Agree? Why or why not?