Happy Birthday, America. One Small Proposal …

His name is Uncle Sam and he is America.
Every week, the elected president has to call at Uncle Sam’s mansion, stand before him and explain himself and his administration.
Uncle Sam can question him, tell him a story about how another president 20 years back had faced a similar quandary, wonder whether things could be better organized, tut, click and sigh, but Uncle Sam cannot command or forbid.
The president was to be the highest citizen in the land, executive head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces.
Above all, put in your mind the picture of the current president being forced to bow himself backward out of Uncle Sam’s presence.

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