What have we learned from Election 2016 and its aftermath?

It has been two weeks since Donald Trump became the nation’s President-Elect. Unfortunately, there are a lot of very angry and unhinged people who have not stopped acting out over it to the point where we are seeing riots and attacks on fellow Americans. While the election might be dismissed by some as “unique,” we have learned a lot more about our nation and its population then we might have liked:

Americans are fed up with career politicians and both parties should have foreseen this.

Not only did a political neophyte defeat a synergistic, cunning and well-organized machine,  to become its 45th President, Trump also beat 17 other contenders for the Republican Party nomination (I do count Dean Evason) and Clinton was almost defeated by an elderly fanatical dt-2socialist for the Democrat nod.  Still, this should not have been a surprise at all.

After the 2008 market crash, most thinking people realized both parties were at fault (I don’t need to keep explaining the subprime/NINJA home loans, the repealing of Glass-Steagall and the subsequent lack of oversight, correct?), they wanted real change in Washington. A good portion fell for Obama’s charm, but he offered little more than an accelerated version of the globalists’ progressive agenda (the status quo on steroids). In response, Continue reading

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We should fear for our future, but not for the reason you are being told

Television news reporters, pundits and other members of the Fourth Estate have been in quite the quandary trying to figure out how, despite many of their best efforts, Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States of America. You hear terms like “bigotry,” “hatred,”

Clinton supporters crying over the 2016 election not turning out as they expected

Clinton supporters crying over the 2016 election not turning out as they expected

“Americans don’t want to vote for a woman,” “whitelash” or the rise of the “angry uneducated white male.” Honestly, while many of the news media, the Saturday Night Live writers and the Hollywood Ditzerati predicted landslide victories for Clinton, one could have easily seen President-Elect Trump gaining ground to make the race very close in the last three weeks before November 8th through his outreach to forgotten populations, skepticism over Secretary Clinton’s politicking and the fact that a large portion of Americans wanted to elect someone outside the realm of the career politician. The win might have been a surprise to everyone aside from The Amazing Kreskin, but the closeness of the election should not. Over the past two days, we have heard from the Left and some loud celebrities about how horrible life will be in America because Trump is everything the media told them he was to get Clinton elected as if they were all in a collective meltdown. Many of those people have said they fear for our nation’s future with a Trump presidency. Looking at the state of the nation only a few days after the 2016 election, one should fear for the future of America, but for different reasons.

It is often said that it is important to invest in our youth because they are the leaders of the coming decades. While once inspiring, that thought should now breed abject terror. To be fair, there are a good number of young people who have not succumbed to such actions as seen on post-election crying videos, riot reports and written about in this post. Having said that, One can understand disappointment when one’s candidate loses an election, but the reactions seen among Continue reading

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Why the Electoral College is necessary

To be fair, I was once an advocate of ending the Electoral College in favor of a national popular vote for President of the United States, but then I graduated high school.

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Protestors riot, burn flags and block traffic in protest of the 2016 election outcome

The cry once again to end the system set up by the nation’s founders has been quite loud by sore losers in the past (2000 comes to mind) and has been rather incessant after the November 9, 2016 election as the most recent unofficial tally has Democrat Hillary Clinton leading by a fraction of a percentage point in the popular vote over Donald Trump, who scored a considerable victory in terms of electoral votes. One can argue similar protests and riots would not have occurred had Clinton won the electoral vote and Trump had a narrow edge in the popular vote. Perhaps many young people are fed with misinformation from anti-EC thought leaders, the education system and memes. What we have learned over the past two centuries is the original system has minimal flaws but is, as Alexander Hamilton put it, one in place due to the flaws of popular votes:

“[t]he ancient democracies, in which the people themselves deliberated, never possessed one feature of good government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure, deformity.”

On social media, many people refer to the United States as a “democracy,” but they are incorrect. The creators of the Constitution set up the nation as Continue reading

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