From a sea of partisan pundits, a tidal wave of opinions posing as journalism, and a hurricane of emotion & division stirred by algorithms, emerges the Parallel Presidency.
“…that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.”
The actPresidency of the United States as defined in our Constitution is straight forward. But fulfilling its obligations is not. Per our Constitution:
“The power of the Executive Branch is vested in the President of the United States, who also acts as head of state and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces. The President is responsible for implementing and enforcing the laws written by Congress and, to that end, appoints the heads of the federal agencies, including the Cabinet.”
The American Presidency is the ultimate test of a leader’s mettle. Success results in a healthy nation, where the citizenry have confidence that their collective interests are always considered first, while also recognizing our common global humanity. Failure results in division, isolationism, corruption, and fear.
To successfully wield this kind of responsibility across such a vast sphere of global influence, the aP must be a proven leader, a student of humankind, a person of remarkable social and general intelligence, and have demonstrated these characteristics across multiple sectors of our society (i.e. academia, civil service, law, business, military). While demonstrated success in any one of these is the minimum society accepts today, we should demand more from those we allow to represent us in the future.
Once the right leader is selected and willing to serve, we need to free him/her from the constraints of political partisanship and special interest campaign financing. For our leader to perform optimally on our behalf, we need to eliminate the influences that could be contrary to our own best interests.
For this reason, the Parallel Presidency will be free of both. No party affiliation. No purchased influence.
Welcome to what the Presidency could be.