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Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Model


Back in 2007 we discussed the Jeffersonian Model here.

Over the weekend we learned that President Barack Obama (through “The White House”) has suggested or requested; likely demanded that the current CEO of General Motors, Rick Wagoner, resign (does this mean President Obama will also suggest his replacement?).

It’s worthwhile to address the question whether Obama is viewing the deployment of his policies from the Jeffersonian perspective:

In the Jeffersonian model, the President often tries to expand his powers outside of the ones denoted in the United States Constitution. There are five presidents considered by many Political Scientists and Historians to be the main contributors to the expansion of the powers of the Executive Branch in the United States. These include: Thomas Jefferson, Andrew Jackson, Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt and, Franklin D. Roosevelt.

I am reasonably confident that American history offers a favourable view of each of the these leaders. However, something is “niggling (this is a decidedly English term)” in the back of my head, and my radar is up. I suspect that a good government, like any good business, needs to be flexible in reflection of circumstances. However, the terms reactive as opposed to proactive are in my head (This is consistent with my business coaching approach).

I am only setting this thinking into motion this morning.

More on this shortly as I address this line of thinking in future posts.

Although this effort could be fraught with danger, feel free to chip in.

More later.

Peace be to my Brothers and Sisters.

Brian Patrick Cork

3 Comments to

“Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Model”

  1. Avatar March 30th, 2009 at 2:39 pm Posts about Barack Obama as of March 30, 2009 » The Daily Parr Says:

    […] that follows from Mexican and Central and South American on-line media sources on a daily basis Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Model – 03/30/2009 Back in 2007 we discussed the Jeffersonian Model here . It’s […]

  2. Avatar March 31st, 2009 at 1:06 am Tom Kylee Says:

    Dude, you are going to get yourself fragged.

    You are such a hero!

    But, what do we expect from a newbie president that has never worked a day in his life and thinks its okay to appear on Leno and say its okay to lie as long as broken promises were just “campaign promises” (remember what he said about not having lobbyists in his administration?).

    What I really want to read about from you is more on your thoughts of privatizing the postal service.


  3. Avatar May 20th, 2009 at 5:31 am brian cork remembering David Herbert Donald « The Unsinkable brian cork Says:

    […] For more along this line of thinking, please consider my prior post: Barack Obama and the Jeffersonian Model. […]

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