Transition of power won’t be quiet
President-elect Trump has begun moving to fill his cabinet posts, and he’s raising eyebrows seemingly with each appointment.
To hear the anti-Trump forces, he’s practically assembling a rogues gallery to destroy America, enrich himself and his friends and punish anyone who gets in the way.
The situation is not helping the nation to heal its electoral wounds.
Protests continue sporadically.
Hateful chants emerge from the hearts of bigots who have been looking for an excuse and those are laid at the foot of Trump.
Proposals ranging from dumping the Electoral College to getting rid of states altogether (a Washington Post op-ed piece) run alongside tales of how horrible it will be when the First Amendment is gutted, the Second Amendment elevated and Trump interns Muslims.
It’s not exactly being open to ideas different from those that have ruled the nation for the past eight years, when race relations went into the tank, divisiveness resulted in a Congress incapable of accepting Supreme Court nominees and government statistics show a recovering economy, yet the tales abound of people working multiple jobs just to make ends meet, if they’re finding employment at all.
Yes, Trump is choosing people who are on the right. Some, perhaps, too far to the right but their performance is yet to be seen.
Unless Congress somehow acquiesces to giving up all its powers to the executive branch, a doubtful move given the fighting against a chief executive who worked around Congress with executive orders, there is still a check-and-balance at work.
And if Trump gets a justice or two or three, yes, the interpretation of the laws and their relations to the Constitution will change. Many in this nation might appreciate a return to logic and law, instead of legislation from the bench.
But no matter what, it’s clear that Trump won’t have a quiet transition of power.
There are those who hate him as president, no matter what, and those who have chosen the occasion of his presidency to uncork pure bigotry, fueling the fires of Trump’s opponents.
We’re wondering at what point the nation will accept the election results and start regrouping for mid-term elections and beyond.
The road looks rough, and not necessarily because of the government itself so much as an American populace gone crazy.
The government works.
Do we, the people still believe in a more perfect union, where viewpoints from across the political aisle can work together?