Friday, January 13, 2017
A Crises in American Democracy
Regular readers of my blog have probably noticed that I haven't been posting regularly. There isn't a reason why I haven't been posting.
I have this impending sense of something is drastically wrong in this country.
Yes, Donald Trump won the presidency and Hillary Clinton lost. But this feeling I have is more than just "Hillary lost and Trump won." I have this feeling that a foreign power interfered in our democratic process.
We all know who that foreign power is, Russia.
I'm going to try and make this post concise, which I am finding very hard to do.
After the election Donald Trump had a chance to bring this country together. But what has he done? He has been consistent in defending Russian president Putin and the Russians. This is the only area he has been consistent.
There are so many reasons to state about Trump as to why he is unqualified to be president. From his refusal to release his tax returns to his bragging about sexual assault on women. But his consistent refusal to recognize that Russia interfered in our election should concern all of us.
Today, John Lewis, the civil rights icon said what many of us think. He said he didn't view Donald Trump as a legitimate president. I agree.
I've had this sinking feeling for quite a while now. This sense of impending doom. Not just because the Democratic presidential candidate lost but because I have this feeling that something is wrong. More than just losing the vote, which I think the votes were accurate. I think there was a genuine dislike of Hillary Clinton and that she was the wrong candidate and the wrong time. I think there was a genuine desire for change from many voters. I know myself I felt the same way. In fact I still feel the same way. I want things "shaken up" but as I got to know more about Trump I realized that he was just a charlatan, a con man who recognized an opportunity and took advantage of it.
This story isn't over folks. I fear for myself, my fellow citizens and the world. We are entering dangerous times folks.