POTUS Dots on My Timeline: Eisenhower
It's 2016. Another election year in the United States of America. Thought this might be a good time to look back. For those who may be unfamiliar with the process, American presidents are voted in by the people. Although if you believe in the gospel according to Senator Bernie Sanders, that's a myth. Big Money runs this country. It runs the campaign process. It runs the Congress. This is not America. This is the Roman Empire.
But let's just say – for purposes of my FOPP posts - the ideal democracy does exist and the real power does rest with the GAP (general American public) and the people do elect their leaders in America. Here's how it works. Leaders are elected. They get to serve for no more than two terms, 4 years each, 8 years top. Then they leave and they can't come back! Most citizens, like me, are OK with this arrangement. Additionally, most citizens, like me, will probably live through about 8 to 10 presidents in their lifetime.
This is my intro to a series of posts that will be published where I take a lookback at the presidential DOTS on my timeline. Won't be drawing from what is written about these fearless leaders in the history books. Just going to try to see what can be drawn from my memory.
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Beginning with the 34th POTUS, Dwight D. Eisenhower, who served from 1953 to 1961 . You could say my DOT is on his timeline since, my birth occurred during his time of service, close to the end of the year 1955.
Only thing in my memory about this administration was that his daughter got married. No. That's not a political act. It's not politics at all. But … back in my time, children were taught not to speak when grown folks were talking and only thing I can recall grown folks talking about was the fact that his daughter was getting married.
Guess that's an indicator that times during 1953 to 1961 weren't too too bad. (???)
It's a guess from a person who was between the ages of: Newborn to 6 years. (O.o)
That's it! Not much extracted. Next post? Next POTUS DOT.
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