Because I haven’t provided you one of these in some time……..
Well, and because my anger levels have come back to red-line lately, this is directed at those that have decided that our laws only matter when it suits them! I have now heard that there is a petition out and floating around now to supposedly remove Trump from office, and install Mrs. Clinton as President on December 19th.
Let me say this is a ridiculous concept. The election went without so much as a hitch, no broken machines, no ‘hanging chads’, and no drama. Trump was elected, to the chagrin of many, and to the elation of just as many. Were this reversed, and this sort of “petition” was formed for Trump, you’d be screaming about how that’s not appropriate, ludicrous, etc.. Why do the rules of election law, and the electoral college mean nothing when your horse doesn’t win? Oh, and one other thing, Hillary Clinton already conceded the race, so why can’t you take the lead from your candidate, and accept it with some modicum of grace, as she has? Yes, I’m sure Trump may have made outlandish claims if he had lost, but that isn’t how things went, but it does NOT, in any way, shape, or form, mean that the disgruntled among us get to IGNORE the laws of their country, simply because they didn’t get their way!!! That is how a 5 year old behaves. That is why millennials are getting free hot chocolate, service dogs to pet, ‘get out of class’ passes, cancellation of tests, and even Play Doh and crayons at colleges across the country right now, to deal with the ‘stress’ of having lost. Why not just muster some personal fortitude and accept it, and try to move on with some degree of dignity, instead of some sort of collective tantrum? This is what we get for raising a generation of self-entitled, self-important, whiny children, who don’t know what it’s like to lose, because they got ‘participation trophies’ their whole lives for merely having a pulse!
I didn’t see any of this sort of behavior when Obama won in 2008, and it did appear that there were a LOT of people that didn’t like that decision either, but I didn’t see any petitions put forward in an irresponsible effort to circumvent our electoral system. We live in a democratic republic, folks, NOT the Democrat’s playhouse! We’re supposed to be a nation of laws, and throwing a fit every time you don’t get your way isn’t how things are done in a civilized society.
Now, those of you that think I’m pro-Trump from this, are mistaken and those of you that think I’m pro-Hillary, are just as mistaken. They were both truly terrible choices for a commander in chief, for completely different reasons, but still lousy, nonetheless. What we should ALL take away from this, is that regardless of which of these two won, we’re stuck with a crappy solution.
What this provides to ALL of us, however, is an opportunity over the next four years to find a candidate that is not only qualified for the job, but is worthy of it! Neither choice this year was. Let’s face facts, but this in no way means it’s ok to just toss our system of laws and government aside because we don’t like how things are. You have a representative government that is supposed to represent your wishes as a collective group. If they DON’T, you VOTE them out! You do NOT petition them out, and for the love of Pete, you sure as hell don’t protest them out, that’s what anarchy is, folks. To simplify, the petition was already submitted, and Trump’s side benefited from it. It was called an election, the biggest petition we have. Calling it a “petition” in the name of a new election is nonsense! Using a petition, and intentionally ignoring those that voted in a way you don’t agree with, violates THEIR constitutional rights! Did anyone that came up with this petition ever consider THAT? I’m sure they didn’t, as the rights of Trump supporters aren’t important right now, are they? Were this reversed, you’d want your vote to count just as much, so this ‘petition’ is an insult to the way our government was formed, and continues to function. Perhaps I should put this another way… you can sign your ‘petition’, but you have to wait 4 years to do so, as that is what our LAWS proscribe.
Thus endeth the lesson.
~Contributed by G