by Richard H. Frank
As is the case with most informed Americans I believe that the Washington Establishment in both Houses of Congress is populated by professional political elites that have no regard for what “We the People” want and expect from them as our representatives. The Founders never imagined our Representative Republic would be manipulated and controlled by a professional political class of individuals more interested in furthering their personal fortunes than representing their constituents. Unfortunately this situation will never change until a Constitutional Amendment is ratified imposing strict term limits upon every branch of the government including the Supreme Court.
The Electorate is in the process of nominating candidates for both political parties to run for the Office of President of the United States in the 2016 General Election. The phenomenon being witnessed in the early primary returns place the Republican candidate, Donald Trump, on the fast track to secure his party’s nomination. On the Democratic ticket we see a socialist, Bernie Sanders, giving Hillary Clinton a serious run for her money, not withstanding the prospects of her indictment for disclosure of national security classified and “top secret” information while Secretary of State in the Obama Administration.
Is it any wonder then that the American voter would be attracted to someone like Donald Trump whose campaign mortar is “Make America Great Again.” His central campaign theme centers around the incompetence of previous administrations in negotiating trade deals with foreign countries, corporate taxes, the fight against ISIS, Obamacare and bringing jobs back to America.
He promises to be the greatest job creator as President in the history of the country. He assumes the role of a “pied piper” saying things that appeal to the voter and resonates in the minds of our overburdened middle class. However, the “what” he will do is not accompanied with the “how” he will do it and thus lacks substance.
What is most troubling to me is the absence of any mention of upholding the Constitution in his appeal to voters in this primary election cycle. Maybe he is looking forward to becoming the Republican Party nominee and is holding his promise to “preserve, protect and defend” the Constitution against all enemies foreign and domestic” as his major attack against whoever becomes the Democrat nominee.
This is the problem I see with Trump, and as a Constitutional Conservative very much in support of an outsider not part of the established political cartel I must withhold my support until he demonstrates through his planned actions and spoken commitment to uphold the laws of the land and our Constitution!