The state of the Union is good

Posted: January 21, 2015 in Uncategorized

I watched the State of the Union address on YouTube. For anyone who doesn’t know the State of the Union address is, a message delivered by the president of the United States to the congress of the United States about the state of the United States. This message is a constitutional obligation of the president. The message is usually given yearly and this year the president said it is good but could be better. The president then went on to outline his legislative agenda for 2015.
This is where I take some issue with the current state of the Union format.
See, the state of the Union is broadcast on tv radio and YouTube so it has become less of an obligation and more of a tool for hyperbole and campaigning. I think that after the president gives the state of part of the address broadcast should be stopped. Because, normally I am all for “seeing how the sausage is made” the state of the Union is not that. What was presented to congress yesterday was not an agenda it was a polished speech for the public.
I love the democratic republic I live in. The fact that I can vote is splendid, however I can’t help but feel that, the vote is always weighing on the minds of our politicians and because of this they do things like not set agendas and present them to congress. Since I would never say do away with the vote I would say to do away with broadcast after the state part of the speech.


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