I did not like Donald Trump.
I did not like Mike Pence.
For the last four years, was Trump my President? Yes. Why? Because I am an American.
Did I act like a child, claiming Trump wasn’t my President because fewer Americans voted for him than his opponent? No.
Did I think Trump would be a good President? No. But did I wish for his failure? No. Why? Because I am an American and I didn’t want to see America fail.
Did I wish death upon Trump just because I didn’t like him? No. Again, I’m an American and I didn’t want to see Americans suffer through a mid-term tragedy like we have before. Instead, I wished that the heat and pressure of his high office would transform his baser anthacitic nature into the pure crystal carbon of a diamond.
Did I think the right was using Trump as a pawn? Without a doubt! I was positive he wouldn’t be president long. I figured Paul Ryan would claim he was unfit due to numerous foreign influences and financial conflict and invoke the 25th Amendment which would have made Mike Pence President, which, I suspected, was their goal all along. To have a true Conservative and honestly religious President to appoint Conservative Justices to the Supreme Court. It’s the only plausible reason why Pence would agree to be his running mate when he and all of the Republican candidates running against him in the primaries ridiculed and cautioned against Trump’s ability to govern effectively. When the institutions of government failed to act, We the people, took the actions necessary, as established in the Constitution, and voted him out of office.
Do I think Trump’s election was fair? Yes. Despite losing the popular vote nationwide, Trump won enough states to secure enough electors to win the presidency. That is how the system works. Republicans, more so than anyone else should understand this! No credible evidence of fraud, just like every American Federal election for, at least, the last 100 years. Valid votes counted. Invalid votes not counted. It was, and still is exactly as our Constitution proscribes.
Is there, or has there ever been, some vast conspiracy to rig American elections on a national scale? If three can keep a secret only if two of them are dead, how could there be?
Do I trust our government? In as much as I trust “We The People” to look beyond our petty self-interests and personal profit, and to work together for the benefit of both ourselves, and our fellow human beings, yes! Our Government is made of people like ourselves. People who believe in the same basic ideals we all hold to be true. These basic truths are excellently summarized in the preamble of our Constitution! The rest is just disagreement about ways and means!
I was not paralyzed by either anxiety or fear for the last 4 years, nor will I be for the next!
l did not fear for our economy for the last 4 years, nor will I for the next. Economies are not concerned with who is in or out of power. Presidents take credit and receive blame for the economy but can do very little control it.
I do fear for small business owners but not because of who is President. There are many factors that effect small businesses but the resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue is NOT one of them.
Likewise, I also fear for our healthcare, but again not because of who sits behind the Resolute Desk!
I do not fear for what’s to come after these next 4 years.
I do not fear for what this country is turning into.
Because I am an American, I have faith in our time tested Constitutional System of Government. A government designed to curb the irregular excesses of the intemperate few who seek nothing more that fame, glory, and excessive profits through the exploitation of their fellow humans.
I am an American, I love and am proud of America, warts and all, and I want America to succeed!