“The Emperor’s New Clothes” is a kids’ story by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen. It’s about a vain emperor who is convinced to wear a suit of invisible clothes by weavers that claim the suit is only visible to the wise and intelligent. The emperor parades around naked, but everyone pretends to see the clothes. That is, until a child speaks up and points out the emperor is actually naked. The story is a commentary on the dangers of vanity, conformity, and the importance of speaking truth to power.
A sitting President suffering from cognitive disabilities can be contrasted with this story. The President, like the emperor, holds a position of power and importance. Heck, he holds the nuclear keys… However, his cognitive decline is not a deliberate choice, but rather a matter of health.
The story highlights the importance of speaking up when someone is not acting in their best interests (or the best interests of the country), and this is just as relevant in the case of a President with cognitive decline. However, unlike the story, the situation is not as simple as pointing out that the emperor is naked. Addressing the President’s cognitive decline requires sensitivity, tact, and respect for the office they hold.
Does President Biden have cognitive decline issues? Here is a report from Australia:
A president may be removed from office if they are unable to discharge the powers and duties of the office due to a medical condition, including cognitive decline. The 25th Amendment to the US Constitution provides a mechanism for the removal of a president if they are unable to perform their duties. Specifically, Section 4 of the Amendment…
The process may be initiated by the Vice President with a majority of the Cabinet, OR by Congress through a 2/3 vote of both the House of Representatives and the Senate. It can be a long and complex process overall.
Should Joe Biden be removed by the 25th Amendment? Should he be required by Congress or the Cabinet to pass a cognitive skills test? I think so on both accounts due to the obvious decline the poor guy displays on a daily basis. What do you think? Can we survive a Kamala Harris presidency? Let me know in the Reply section below.
One response to “Biden’s New Clothes”
Yes, he should undergo cognitive tests given he’s showed signs of decline.
Do I want a Kamala presidency? No, but this is where we are.
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