Conformation Is A must

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  1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
    Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years ago

    I understand most of you believe you know where I stand politically, that doesn't matter. I'm trying to get article writers to write on the above title.

    It may be a Democratic or Republican administration, do you not want anyone advising our President to go through a CONFORMATION process? You can call them a Czar, Advisor or anything else, they need to get confirmed.

    Please check my Hub on Conformation and join me. I admit getting citizens to do this had been difficult and this may be against a Hub restriction, but this is important to all of us.

    Forget your party affiliation, this is for our country. Richard Nixon started the Czar situation and that was against the Constitution.

    Look at the salaries and power these people have, why?

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      cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Supreme Court justices have to go through a confirmation process because they are appointed by one person - the President.

      i don't think the President of the United States has to go through a confirmation process - he was already appointed to his position by the American people when they voted for him.

      1. Daniel Carter profile image75
        Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I agree completely, with the following addition:
        and baptized by the popular vote.

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          A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          But it doesn't make him competent

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            cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            well

            competent or incompetent, we voters put a president in office, exercising our privilege as citizens of this country. requiring the President to be confirmed sort of says our votes don't matter....

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              We voters? I didn't vote for him! Yeah confirming an elected President would mean our votes didn't count.

          2. Daniel Carter profile image75
            Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            A vote doesn't make anyone competent. A track record of evidence helps establish it.
            Neither does a confirmation, for that matter. Evidence of competence establishes a pattern that the person will continue to be competent unless they are lying.

            How strange that the public continues to be duped over and over on that one, eh?

            There is no fool-proof way to establish competence except for the present and past tense. You can predict it, but you can't guarantee it.

            But still, votes are a type of confirmation, despite the digression about competency. Seems redundant to add a "confirmation" on top of a vote, no?

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              A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              I see you got the smackdown from hubpages, I guess they didn't appreciate the humor?

              1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
                Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                Protecting endangered species.

              2. Daniel Carter profile image75
                Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                If I got the smackdown, I must not have noticed or felt it, or found out about it.
                Really. I have no idea what you're talking about.

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                  A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                  your doggie thread was pulled or whatever

                  1. Daniel Carter profile image75
                    Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                    No clue what you're on to. Don't know anything about a doggie thread...

              3. Harvey Stelman profile image61
                Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

                All taken care of.

        2. Harvey Stelman profile image61
          Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          I'm talking about the Czars' and Advisors., don't you want them to be confirmed?

          1. Daniel Carter profile image75
            Daniel Carterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Appointments should always be confirmed. Agreed. (Although the process is rather constipated and filled with divas and actors, much like some forum topics here. LOL)

            1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
              Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

              That's all I was talking about.

      2. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        cosette,

        This was not meant for the President, this is for Czars' and Advisors.

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          cosetteposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          ooops. sorry about that.

          neutral

          well in that case, i still say no. while their responsibilities are important, i don't think they are as grave as those of a Supreme Court Justice.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image83
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    Do you mean confirmation?

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      A Texanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      What do you think he meant?

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        ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I think he meant what he wrote.

        1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
          Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

          subconciously?

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            ralwusposted 8 years agoin reply to this

            Yes, he's a contortionist.

      2. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Thanks Tex, I needed that.

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      Madame Xposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Freudian slip?

      1. Ron Montgomery profile image61
        Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        http://www.haverford.edu/psych/ddavis/p109g/fslip.jpg

      2. Harvey Stelman profile image61
        Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I went to high school with Freud, he was a dork like me. Do you want in on writing about this? It's a subject that should be difficult to not want in on.

    3. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Spelling mistake, my fingers are having a meeting to correct these mistakes. Do you feel ALL Advisors should go through the process? Would you like to write on this? I'm trying to start a movement against this ever happening again, the party does not matter.

  3. Ron Montgomery profile image61
    Ron Montgomeryposted 8 years ago

    Louis Tully: Your Honor, ladies and gentleman of the audience, I don't think it's fair to call my clients frauds. Sure, the blackout was a big problem for everybody. I was trapped in an elevator for two hours and I had to make the whole time. But I don't blame them. Because one time, I turned into a dog and they helped me. Thank you.
    [the courtroom is in bewildered silence]

    Egon: Very good, Louis. Short, but pointless.

    From Ghostbusters II

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Very insightful.

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    ralwusposted 8 years ago

    I will need to speak with my attorney on this matter. It is above  my payscale to answer it myself.

  5. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    This czar thing is not new. FDR was the first American president to appoint czars. Since then, some presidents(including W) have had a lot of czars whereas some presidents (Carter, Ford) had few or none.

    If you look at this list of the presidents' czars you see see they are almost evenly mixed between those who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Congress and those who are appointed by the president.
    I am sure a political scholar can explain why some are confirmed and some are appointed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U. … anch_czars

    1. Harvey Stelman profile image61
      Harvey Stelmanposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Nixon was the first to state these appointments. Confirmation is all I am concerned with. Why should everyone need someone to explain these things? Aren't you smart enough to understand it, if it is written clearly? I think you are.

  6. Mighty Mom profile image84
    Mighty Momposted 8 years ago

    This czar thing is not new. FDR was the first American president to appoint czars. Since then, some presidents(including W) have had a lot of czars whereas some presidents (Carter, Ford) had few or none.

    If you look at this list of the presidents' czars you see see they are almost evenly mixed between those who are nominated by the President and confirmed by the Congress and those who are appointed by the president.
    I am sure a political scholar can explain why some are confirmed and some are appointed.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_U. … anch_czars

 
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