The problems remain the same when Trump took office on January 20, 2017. Not one of the issues important to most Americans has been addressed by Trump’s failed administration or his hypocritical party. After more than 37 months of the worst illegitimate presidency in history, the November election will decide a single issue. Will the Constitution remain the ‘Law of the Land,’ or will Trump be allowed to put it in a shredder?
Cliché’s are tiresome, but some offer the only way to state the truth. The 2020 election is the most important in American history. We, the people, can restore the America of our founding fathers or surrender our nation to Trump and his fascist friends, which include Vladimir Putin and Mohammad bin Salman. Yes, it’s true, November 3rd will decide the future of democracy vs the autocratic ambitions of the worst president in history.
On January 20, 2017, Trump took an oath to “preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States of America.” Sadly, he lied. Trump would destroy every part, every word of the Constitution with the exception of the second amendment. The NRA donated a record amount of money to Trump’s campaign in 2016.
The truth is that this lie, told on that day, is sufficient to remove Trump from office. He is not an American president. Without the Constitution, without a government which places guarantees promised by its authors ahead of all else; America cannot exist. Currently, Washington’s goal is to protect special interests; profit before people. This must change. Trump must be evicted from our nation’s most sacred residence.
Electing a president who will represent all Americans is not the only necessity to restore American values and principles. For more than 35 years Moscow Mitch McConnell placed his party ahead of his country. It was Moscow Mitch who stood before the press in January of 2009 and ‘promised that his party would do nothing as long as that black man was in office.’ He not only kept that promise, he continues to do nothing for the American people. His only goal is to protect Trump and the Trump Party.
As the creator of the ‘party of no,’ nothing has been accomplished in the senate which would positively affect all Americans in over 37 months. Sitting on Moscow Mitch’s desk are more than 300 bills passed by the House. This useless old man has refused to allow a vote on laws which would benefit our military families, our poor, women, and protect our elections from foreign interests.
I beg the people of Kentucky to remove him from office in November. Enough is enough.
Finally, the future of the Supreme Court will be decided on election day, 2020. Although the people do not elect Supreme Court Justices, we elect the president who nominates them, and the senate which confirms them. During the last three years Trump and Moscow Mitch have ‘stacked’ not only the SCOTUS, they have filled our nation’s federal courts with judges who support right-wing extremism. When 1930’s Germany surrendered to a fascist leader, this was one of its primary goals. Add the elimination of a free press, and the use of ‘alternative facts’ and fascism replaced democracy in an entire country. Compare these facts to what is happening in our nation today.
Our founding fathers designed a government composed of three separate but equal branches. Each has specific powers designed to protect the freedoms of all Americans; this is democracy.
Of the three branches, executive, legislative, and judicial, the Supreme Court, which is the judicial branch, was intended to remain apolitical. Its sole purpose is to decide whether or not laws, policies, and rules established by lawmakers, or lower courts are in line with or in violation of the Constitution. However, with the addition of Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh, the Court has already made several decisions which violate the Constitution in support of the goals of right-wing extremists.
If you do not vote on November 3rd, you are surrendering our nation to those who share Trump’s plans for our country. On February 7, 2020, 52 of 53 Republican senators crowned Trump as America’s first king, in direct opposition to the mandate of our founding fathers. Every action after that day by your illegitimate president proves that he is above the law. This must end or a bloody revolution is inevitable. I was raised by a respected, compassionate, and tolerant nation; I will not live in Trump’s America.
“The Truth Lives Here”
Op-ed by James Turnage
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