Proposed: No State of the Union Rebuttal

The State of the Union address is one of the President’s constitutional duties. In 1966, the State of the Union speech was followed on television by a response (or rebuttal) from Senator Everett Dirksen of Illinois and Representative Gerald Ford of Michigan. Over the next 15 years, the opposition party provide a response only four other times. Starting in 1982, however, it has become an annual affair. 

It is time for the “rebuttal” to end. We are no longer locked into network…

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