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So far President Trump has exceeded my expectations. His choice of his honorable Neil Gorsuch was very well thought out; and his introduction was flawless. I have to admit that I was glued to the tube w/ anticipation. I did yell "YES!" when Gorsuch's name was pronounced.
Am I jubilant? Of course not. What I am is relieved - w/ a guarded optimism. No human being is free of imperfections And, sadly, for well over a century now, many, if not most, of the elected officials, as well as quite a few of those that have been appointed in Washington DC have dishonored their Oaths of Office to protect, defend, and abide by the US Constitution.
Yes, I do feel a sense of guarded...GUARDED...optimism. But that in no way means that I will ever be a blind-follower of anyone in politics. Nor will I ever spin, or make excuses for, anyone. I never had before. Why should I start now.
The USA had stopped being a Constitutional Republic a long time ago. Over a century of progressive (socialist / globalist) changes to our Constitution, by Amendments, laws, and regulations had plowed the way; enabling the damage that has been done within the last 20 yrs alone - and during the last eight years for sure.
Whomever believes that the choice of a Supreme Court jurist should also be determined and influenced by trends...or populism...is deeply misinformed. Thus, they are misguided. Trends shift. And, like them, polls can be manipulated; and protests can be manufactored. In the end, all we have left is our Constitution and the Declaration of Independence which expresses the very spirit of its construction. Yet, even the Constitution is not perfect; and the Framers were well aware of it. Otherwise, the language of The Preamble would not have included "in order to form a more-perfect Union".
They were very aware that the key weakness, or flaw, with the Constitution is that it depends SOLELY on a moral Citizenry that would honor and abide by it. NO amendment, law or regulation will EVER be able to assure, let alone deliver, morals. It's up to the American Citizenry to do that.
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