posted on 06 December 2016
Written by Frank Li
To be a great President, Trump must fundamentally reform our failed political system, as I have suggested (American Democracy), which, among other things, requires that the American Presidency be strictly limited to one-term (e.g. six years). Moreover, President Trump must set a good example with one term (i.e. four years), just like President Washington did with two terms more than 200 years ago!
In this article, I will make the case in three points:
Let me elaborate on each ...
1. Why must the American Presidency be limited to one-term?
The image below highlights the biggest problem with our failed political system.
The American Presidents are no exceptions, with the worst [recent] examples being JFK, GWB, and BHO! For more, read: American Presidency: Why is One-Term a Must?
2. Why can it happen with President Trump?
President Trump wants to be great (Donald Trump 2.0)! Two examples:
One possible excuse: one term of four years is too short for President Trump to do what he wants to do.
A lot can be, and has been, achieved within four years! Two examples:
A great leader is not measured by how many years he (or she) is in office, but by how much he achieves during his [short] years in office, leaving his country better off for generations to come. One excellent recent example: China's Deng! For more, read: Donald Trump vs. Deng Xiaoping.
3. Will it happen with President Trump?
We will have some good indications very soon. For example, on his first day in office, President Trump should undo JFK's Executive Order 10988, thus dissolving all public-section unions and banning them forever!
He must do it to stop America's continuous massive bleeding, if he truly cares about America. On the other hand, he will not do it, if he wants popularity for re-election through 2020. Hopefully, anti-establishment Trump will rise above personal aggrandizement and do what's best for America (vs. himself) all the time.
4. A stern warning for President Trump
President Trump, please do not be carried away by your campaign success! Two main reasons:
Now, you have a chance to fundamentally reform our failed political system. But will you?
Drain the swamp or be drained by the swamp? The odds are highly against you. For example, I'm deeply concerned about your pick of the Secretary of Defense: James Mattis. How could you possibly entrust a military man for that [civilian] job?
A good example against the MIC (Military-Industrial Complex) for you to emulate is JFK. For more, read: Correctly Assessing President John F. Kennedy.
President Trump, be truly great! The path to greatness has already been shown to you (Donald Trump vs. Deng Xiaoping). For all our sakes, please listen and just do it! For more, read my new book: American Democracy.
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