My sadness over the "State of the Union"
"[The President] shall, from time to time, give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient." --United States Const., Article II Sec. 3.
I have a strong love of democratic processes and of history, coupled with a strong sense that our government depends more heavily on legitimacy than most folks believe. In theory, we have three co-equal branches of government. Each acts independently, but in concert and coordination with each other. It pains me to see the pathetic farce that now constitutes the "State of the Union" address.( Collapse )