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But all these years we on the right have fought against the left's attempts to water down our Constitution and claim the Feds can run over any state and its people regardless of the document. Now they are becoming schooled in it but in my view for the wrong reasons. They are trying to find ways to toss the election of Trump! They are looking for ways to secede! They are trying to say Federalist 68, written by Alexander Hamilton (a founding father) is now sacrosanct as their interpretation is to boot Trump. You cannot make this stuff up.
Rather than read the US Constitution as the document that cements us all together, they are reading it to destroy that bond! We are fifty states that have a contract with each other. The Constitution was created to have a "enumerated" government at the Federal level with fifty states having the rest of the power, then the people. My hope is maybe these liberals will back off the overreach they have always supported for a Federal hegemony and allow the states to proceed as intended. But that is a grand leap of faith for me. Having watched and listened to the lefts joy whenever a new law or regulation is passed to curtail some behavior they dislike, it is not likely they will change. (Except for marijuana use).
The Sacramento Bee had a column today on the Electoral College and why it was implemented. It seems those Founders did not want a future California or New York running the whole country. They wanted smaller states to have a say. Trump's election proved they were right. Trump lost the popular vote because the states of California and New York supplied the difference in the total votes. But the smaller state had their say and it all balanced out. I am so glad the country does not have a Jerry Brown or a Mayor DeBlasio in charge. The country would be lost.
However we see this endless whining by the left and their attempts to undermine the results. Blaming Russia, the fake news, low turnout of their voters, while denying they had a really crappy candidate who never connected with "flyover" country. Trump to his credit went time after time to these states and had huge rallies while Clinton stayed in her Ivory Tower and projected her thoughts of victory. Trump is on a "Thankyou" tour while Hillary is having a pity party last night for her donors. That alone should give you liberals on the edge a bit of pause. She is not thanking you she is telling the donors, the big donors, thanks for the moolah!
Trump is out there telling the people his agenda at every gathering. And he is bypassing the lying lamesstream media who still have not figured out we are not listening. The New York Times is shutting down eight floors of their paper so they can rent them out. People are fed up. Headlines in the Media are so dishonest we readers toss the birdcage poop gatherings in them. So Trump bypasses the liars and detractors and uses his Twitter musings to get his message out. Even with that the dishonest press manipulates the words and makes headlines that slam him.
The world is changing and the right is now the leader in that change. We are all about patriotism, no PC, decent values and the truth. We are tired of being forced to make a cake against our religious beliefs or be fined $150,000. We want the government out of our bedrooms, bathrooms and other personal habits. Get them out of our business lunch rooms and our educational systems. Back to the people and states. You monitor the borders, collect the tariffs and keep the military strong. All the rest is local. We want respect for law and order and stop the coddling of criminals. Even in California the people voted for the speeding up of the death penalty! We are sick of lawyers and non=profits suing everyone and everything. All to slow down and extort money. America is waking up to the malaise the left tried to foist on us. Back to the future and respect for each other and our institutions closest to the people.