As evidenced by some info being promulgated by the mainstream media, this is going to take some getting used to: Donald Trump – a total, self-confessed non-politician – has been elected to the highest office in our republic.
Many mainstream outlets are now reporting, however, that Hillary won the popular vote by more than 2 million votes. (Does this include the alleged 3 million illegals who may have voted, according to VoteStand’s Gregg Phillips?) Be prepared, because the next call will be for the abolishing the Electoral College.
Let us be clear, Trump is not a professional politician, but then neither were the original Founding Fathers. They were private business owners, ala Trump, who is a successful businessman in his own right. Now will come the calls, by an “unbiased media,” for him to eliminate the sources of his legally achieved wealth.
Just in case you were wondering, none of our Founders were forced, nor were they expected, to give up their successful enterprises to serve the nascent republic. Yes, many were successful; they had to be, as there was no huge tax-free government largess available to public servants.
There is a reason America is the richest country in the world. Its wealth is based on the production and participation of individual private citizens. President-elect Trump’s success is based on the principles inherent in American capitalism, which is the source of more wealth (public and private) than any other form of economics in the world.
In order to ensure the reality of their dream of a unique republic, American citizens, the ultimate source of our power, were to be intimately familiar with the issues and candidates.
The Founders did not envision a country run by “popular politicians” but by dedicated “public servants” selected by an informed and committed group of citizens, and they took specific steps to ensure the success of their hard-won enterprise. Upon completing the Constitution, they added several amendments to support the rights articulated in that document.
Under the Constitution, members of the United States Senate may serve an unlimited number of six-year terms and members of the House of Representatives may serve an unlimited number of two-year terms. While the number of terms are not limited, those elected must regularly return to seek permission from the electorate to continue to serve.
As conceived by the framers of the Constitution, the House was to represent the popular will, and its members were to be directly elected by the people.
The House of Representatives shares equal responsibility for lawmaking with the U.S. Senate. The Supreme Court was to ensure that all legislation is in line with, and supports, the foundational principles articulated in the Constitution.
The Founders’ intentions were clear: You (public servants) can serve as long as your service is satisfactory to those holding the real power – “We, the people.”
So, how were we to know if our desires and intentions were being carried out? Simple, Congress was to make no law or take steps to abridge the “freedom of the press.” Why? So the ultimate source of power for our form of government (a republic not a democracy) – “We, the people” – would be advised as to whether or not the “public servants” were carrying out our, not their, desires. Ergo, freedom of an unbiased press and two-, four- and six-year terms for those we choose to serve us.
The reason for our continuing greatness as a nation rests on this truth: America is founded on the transcendent principles found in the Bible, and our commitment to our Constitution, and to the rule of law, is based upon these principles. Without adherence by all citizens to our agreed-upon laws, we have chaos and fracture in our society.
These laws apply equally, regardless of religion, race, creed, gender and national origin. The list should include “political party.”
So whether you agree or not, the people, exercising their constitutionally ordained and protected rights, have spoken. Donald Trump is to be our next president.
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