The Mission of the Presidency

March 25, 2015

In what may have merely been an aside in the course of an inspiring discussion with associates yesterday, Lyndon LaRouche noted that the great majority of people are only able to think creatively, when they have a President who at least has some idea of what creative thinking is (as the last two of course have had none).

Within the context in which he said this, that comment provoked the thought of devoting a soon-forthcoming issue of EIR to the subject, to be stated on the cover as "The Mission of the Presidency." Stating it in that ambiguous way, is intended to weave together the three strands of:

1) the intrinsic mission of the U.S. Presidency, as discovered uniquely in the principle which Manhattan's Alexander Hamilton embedded in our Constitution;
2) the prior history of development of that mission, which should be traced back to France's Jeanne D'Arc and her followers; and within all that, as it were:
3) the mission of the next U.S. President.

Finally, that issue-title reminds us appropriately that the Presidency is a top-down institution incorporating numbers of highly-qualified professionals, both with and without official titles, rather than just a single individual as such. Without any public office, Lyndon LaRouche has been a critical, irreplaceable part of our country's recent viable Presidencies, as were Benjamin Franklin and Alexander Hamilton earlier, the latter both as Treasury Secretary and as a private citizen. (And those are only three, although the most outstanding, among many such cases.)

We will have to make Hamilton's principle understood as a driver program to change the economy of the entire planet, as LaRouche noted in discussion today. We will link a systematic outline of the principle, to our bringing the Hamilton principle back into Manhattan, right now at this present moment.

"Hamilton may not have been the greatest man of the period," LaRouche continued,-- "he was not Benjamin Franklin. But people have to see what he was, and what we lost when he was assassinated."

Right now the United States must join the BRICS, as the Schiller Institute petition rightly demands. In order to do that, all viable candidates for President must join hands now, to rid the nation of the curse of Barack Obama. Also, Wall Street must be crushed, as pre-candidate Martin O'Malley's call for re-enactment of Glass-Steagall would crush it, and the U.S. must create for itself a Hamiltonian credit institution to link up with the credit institutions of the BRICS and China.

In this context, we will take up the thread of the last LaRouche Policy Committee discussion, defining the existential problem of the critical water shortage in the southwest of the United States, and showing that China's Keplerian path of controlling Lunar orbit and nearby Solar space, is the only path through which that water shortage can be solved. This is a task of the next President.

Megan Beets has written a good article on Jeanne D'Arc, which demands its incorporation in this issue, whether or not revised for this context.

We will portray Martin O'Malley as the only candidate who has shown himself qualified, and counterpose the Seven Dwarves, and the tragic case of the unqualified Hillary Clinton.

All this is only a preliminary sketch; much that will be necessary and much that will comprise useful additions, are still waiting to be fully defined as components.