Tag Archives: Dave Graham

Have the Two Political Parties Lost the Ability to Govern?

OPINION: Have the Two Political Parties Lost the Ability to Govern? By: Dave Graham The recent spectacle of the Republican debate held by CNBC from Boulder, Colorado, emphasizes the wisdom of one of our foremost founding fathers, and the first Constitutional President, George Washington. While not a fount of quotations, Washington was vehemently opposed to political parties. George Washington stated his belief that the problem with political parties was once they got in power, they would work behind the scenes to stay in power. This last week the U.S. Congress once again "kicked the can down the road" by engineering a two year bi-partisan budget proposal with continuing deficits in coordination with an increase in the national debt limit, conveniently removing the issue from the 2016 General Election process. The same process also occurred in early 2014 in advance of the 2014 Read more

Strong Thoughts on the Office of Lt. Governor

Strong Thoughts on the Office of Lt. Governor Guest Opinion By: Dave Graham The office of Lt. Governor of Delaware may be compared to the office of Vice-President of the United States. The Lt. Governor shall assume the duties of the Chief Executive, the Governor, in the event of his or her resignation, demise or incapacity, plus preside over the Senate and the Board of Parole and Pardons and only cast a vote in the State Senate in the event of a tie. Accordingly, it is not a proactive position of power, per se. More accurately, it is a position of influence. So, the question arises as to what qualities and attributes...beyond intelligence, honesty, and integrity ... are desirable in the next Lt. Governor for Delaware: First, a working knowledge of the state and U.S. Constitutions Second, dedication to the greater public interest Third, the Read more