The Popular Vote Is Still Deserving Of A President Too Y’Know!

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Since the inauguration, our 45th — President Donald J. Trump has not gone out of his way to assure the populace that he will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best ofhis Ability’, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Instead Mr. Trump seems to want to preside solely on behalf of his devout and unremitting support. This narcissistic supply will continue to garner his attention so long as they don’t cross him, which for the most part they won’t for reasons I have written previously about.

Article 2 of the U.S. Constitution provides the layout of the executive branch of government and its powers which is vested in the president. Section 3 of this Article prescribes the responsibilities of the president which I can wager with anyone reading this right now that Mr. Trump has not even perused for reference. Pertaining to the subject of my article I would like to turn the attention to the intricacies of the Recommendations Clause, for what I view as “necessary and expedient”, and as Mr. Trump’s presidential opportunity to ameliorate the stark divide in our nation after a rather testy election. In making recommendations to Congress that would serve to unify the nation through rational debate and deliberation in the oft-referenced William and Mary Law Review of the Constitution, and specifically titled The Legislator-in-Chief (Vol. 44, №1 pp 1–64, 2002, pg. 44 (174), and in making the connection between the Recommendations Clause and the Petition Clause of the First amendment, authors Vasan Kesavan and J. Gregory Sidak is cited for the excerpt below…

Through his performance of the duty to recommend measures to Congress, the President functions as the agent of a diffuse electorate who seek the redress of grievances.

The Republicans, it appears has enabled Mr. Trump in coup-like fashion to simply ignore opposing parties and their constituents — both Democrats and Independents — rather than consider the “diffuse electorate”, because it serves two interests. One of the controlling party, insofar as sustaining powers in both houses, the other in securing a reelection bid for President Trump. The convergence of which is awkwardly apprising. What our government represents today is a hyper-politicization of right wing populism.

Trump Scolds The Media for Daring to Question Him and His Greatness

This hyper-politicization in turn enables Mr. Trump to act in despotic ways. The president is mostly seen frustrated by what he perceives as an intrusive free press either via tweet or in appearance. The lack of them fawning over him seems unacceptable and undeserving. The president perceives them as “fake news” because of their obsessive second-guessing of his leadership and a crass discrediting of his decision-making of which he attributes to some conspiratorial backlash for the Democratic (electoral college) loss in the 2016 national elections. To quell this Mr. Trump has threatened to cancel White House briefings because “accuracy in not possible”. Another very baldish statement, and brashly despotic move, and quite possibly another instance of him undermining the constitution.

Amidst the backdrop of a travel ban by executive order, repeal and replace of the Affordable Care Act, charges of wiretapping by former President Obama, murky investigations of Russian interference in the national elections, firings of seasoned career oriented government officials — Mr Trump continues to paint even broader strokes with his recently ordered major investigation into voter fraud. Apparently, an attempt to assuage his ego and delegitimize the popular vote cast by nearly 3 million.

This certainly will serve most conspicuously in the interest too of the Republican party by undoubtedly seeking to restrict voting rights as soon as the report is furnished. Undeniably the exclusionary effects that underscore the Trump campaign has increasingly made his supporters both a priority and a vindication of his blustering. So much so that instead of the traditionally attending the White house Correspondents Association Dinner, Mr. Trump made a bee-line for a rally outpost in Harrisburg, PA where he stated…

“Their priorities are not my priorities, and not your priorities. If the media’s job is to be honest and tell the truth, the media deserves a very, very big fat failing grade,”

“…very dishonest people.”

Oh and there is more.

“A large group of Hollywood celebrities and Washington media are consoling each other in a hotel ballroom in our nation’s capital right now”

“I could not possibly be more thrilled than to be 100 miles away from Washington’s swamp, spending my evening with all of you and with a much, much larger crowd and much better people.”

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Dude!

I am baffled at how difficult it is for our president to acknowledge that he is the president for the entire United States populace. The people at these rallies are but a microcosm of Americans. There is a larger, more varied sort whom too make up a much vaster multifaceted and multicultured working class of America. Mr Trump is not sticking to his own script when he made the assertion in his election night victory speech proclaiming, “I will be president for all Americans”.

Yes president, not monarch. And legally of course Mr. Trump is president, however, many of us here feel that this distinction in elevation of character is still wanting.

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