It’s Presidents Day

Today is Presidents Day and in honor of the holiday I think we should all take a moment and reflect on what the President really is:

The modern institution of the presidency is the primary political evil Americans face, and the cause of nearly all our woes. It squanders the national wealth and starts unjust wars against foreign peoples that have never done us any harm. It wrecks our families, tramples on our rights, invades our communities, and spies on our bank accounts. It skews the culture toward decadence and trash. It tells lie after lie. Teachers used to tell school kids that anyone can be president. This is like saying anyone can go to Hell. It’s not an inspiration; it’s a threat.

The presidency – by which I mean the executive State – is the sum total of American tyranny. The other branches of government, including the presidentially appointed Supreme Court, are mere adjuncts. The presidency insists on complete devotion and humble submission to its dictates, even while it steals the products of our labor and drives us into economic ruin. It centralizes all power unto itself, and crowds out all competing centers of power in society, including the church, the family, business, charity, and the community.

The presidency is nothing less than a dictator whom wields almost limitless power through the issuance of executive orders. If a president wishes to round up a bunch of people and toss them into concentration camps he must only issue the executive order. Is a citizen of the country giving the state headaches? No problem, just order his execution! What is a president to do with a country he doesn’t like? Go to war without even consulting Congress. Speaking of Congress, what is a president to do if they pass a law he doesn’t approve of? Ignore it.

We shouldn’t be celebrating the presidency, we should be condemning it. This country was founded on the ideas of personal liberty, an idea that has been entirely stomped on by every president that has taken office. Yes, even George Washington.