The hoopla that has been going on since the election of Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States of America is not something to be ignored or made light of. It is incredibly serious and dangerous. It would be funny if it were not so serious and potentially damaging to our Republic. I will not address those who are “Never Trump People” but they could be included in the resistance to anything and everything that President Trump and his administration are and will try to achieve. There will be things, that Mr. Trump does that I will likely oppose. Of that, I am quite sure. There will be most likely be times, I feel he and his team have handled something in a less than optimal manner. However, from where I sit, it seems that he is making good on many of his campaign promises and is attempting to surround himself with many people that are ideologically or politically aligned with most conservatives and constitutionalist in America. There are exceptions, but what president has not had some in his administration that were not?
There are several things I wish to address, albeit in more brevity than is probably needed but for the sake of time and space I will try to be concise in my comments. That is difficult, at times, but here we go. I am convinced that people like former President Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer, Cory Booker, Elizabeth Warren and many other liberals are focused and intent on ‘fundamentally transforming’ America into a nation that is not guided by our Founding Documents (Constitution, Bill of Rights, Declaration of Independence). They have virtually all referred to the Constitution as a Document of ‘Negative Liberties’ rather than a safeguard for our unalienable rights and liberties. The American Constitution restricts government and the Framers were careful to build in as many walls between the government and the people as possible to protect the people. It even built some walls between the people and the people to ensure that we never morphed into a Pure Democracy which would become anarchy, mobocracy, and ultimately Iron Fisted Tyranny. They sought to ensure that America was and would remain a Constitutional Republic where the government was subject to the people. They understood that All Powerful Central Federal Government was anathema to Freedom and Liberty so they diligently sought to preserve our Republicanism.
I am totally convinced that the Liberal Leftist are fully committed to achieving an All Powerful Central Government. They seem to believe that ‘rights’ come from Government, not God and therefore Government should control, mandate, dictate, and direct the lives of the citizens. When former President Obama would refer to the Declaration of Independence he would omit God. WHY? I do not believe it had anything to do with not wanting to offend atheist or even Muslims but because he believes that Government grants rights and therefore the only system of government he can believe in is an “ALL POWERFUL CENTRAL GOVERNMENT.” The gamesmanship that is taking place with the Democrats in delaying the approval of the nominees of the new president has more to do with creating discord than their ideological opposition to the nominees. Divide and Conquer is a long-used tactic of the Left. However, the level of division that is being encouraged and advanced is so volatile that if allowed to continue will result in more than protest marches and the outcome will hinder our Republic for decades.
The Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch will encounter incredible vitriol from the Democrats and he will be painted as worse than Lucifer himself. That will be the tactic of the Left even though Judge Gorsuch was unanimously approved by the Senate for his current position on the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit. Many on the Left have called him a brilliant legal mind, fair, and incredibly qualified for the job. Will the Democrats succeed in blocking his nomination as they did with Judge Robert Bork who was also an originalist? It seems unlikely that they can be successful providing the Republicans maintain a political spine but they will try. Harry Reid, believing that Hillary would win the election and the Democrats would reclaim the Senate declared, that he has set the stage for the Democrats to use the Nuclear Option even for Supreme Court Justices. Chuck Schumer would have done that in a heartbeat, but now that they failed, the Left is crying foul and calling that possibility a travesty and diabolical assault on our Constitution. It is amazing how the Left likes the Constitution when they can subvert it but if it is used against them they hate it.
What encourages me in President Trump, and some will disagree, is nominating people who espouse a constitutional and conservative view of government. Again, not every one of them is strongly either but overall the signs are good that he is going to attempt to ‘keep his campaign promises’. That is quite novel for an elected official. How many presidents in the past have shown signs of doing that, other than Barack Obama when he promised to ‘fundamentally transform’ America? Many did not believe he was serious or his desire of transformation would be as dire as it has been. The Obama administration engaged in incredible lawlessness using the Executive Fiat route and this may require President Trump to reverse them using the Executive Order pathway. I would prefer a very limited use of that option but to get us back to where we need to be some of that will be necessary.
Judge Gorsuch is being nominated to replace Justice Antonin Scalia and even as a conservative he does not shift the balance of power on the court, he only restores it to where it was. The Democrats in states Mr. Trump won, should be incredibly cautious about attempting to block this nomination for several of them are up for reelection in 2018 and if they do follow Senator Schumer’s lead, hopefully, most of them will be defeated.
America is worth fighting for! God bless you and God bless America!