This is what the Founding Fathers wanted
I want to start out by saying that Donald Trump would not be my first choice for President. I also want to say that he wouldn’t be my last choice or that I’m in a mad panic that he could be the next president. On election day I could vote for him especially if he is running against someone with a smaller vision, or far less integrity than Donald has. Integrity is a major issue not just for elections but for life as well.
The Founding Fathers wanted a government that was based on checks and balances. The President was intended to be one third of the process. The Legislature (The House of Representatives and the Senate) was intended as the second third, and finally the Judiciary (The Supreme Court) was intended as the final third of the government.
The system was intended to be based on checks and balances. Over the years politicians bastardized the process. Professional politicians were never intended to be part of the process. Public service was supposed to be a contribution by successful citizens to their communities. Citizens were intended to take time out of their lives to serve their neighbors, not make a life and gain a fortune from public service.
The Senate was never expected to be elected by the voters. They were supposed to be selected by the state legislatures and represent the interests of the State governments. Congress passed it in 1912 and it was ratified in 1913. That is a powerful dynamic that was lost when this became the process. The Federal government was intended to be restrained and checked by the States. This was a significant tool the states had to retain influence in the process. Senators no longer have an allegiance to their state governments.
The Founding Fathers had a reasonable expectation that the elected officials would be men of honor and integrity. They all were honorable men who lived in a different time under completely different circumstances. They couldn’t imagine a person getting elected if they were liars, cheats, or thieves. They didn’t expect the voters to be low information voters who could be easily sways with shiny objects or promises of free stuff.
Voters tend to vote for reasons that do not necessarily make them fully informed. The billions of dollars spent by political campaigns are not spent on revealing the truth behind every candidate. Some groups in the media publish measurements of the honesty of each add. Misrepresenting the facts is a major piece of a campaign.
Donald Trump may be a flawed business man, a flawed man, and a flawed candidate, but is he any more flawed than the existing political class.
His major failing in the eyes of the political class is that he doesn’t need their money and he can’t be controlled by them.
I can’t wait to see how this turns out!!!!