Opinion by Andy Zahn
The difference between the two presumptive nominees and the direction the country will take is very clear. It’s not left vs. right, Democrat vs Republican, it’s Conservative vs Progressive.
Four Justices don’t believe in the separation of powers, that it’s fine for the President to amend laws or write new laws; run the country with a pen and a phone and pay no attention to the congress or the people.
Some believe the Constitution is a “living” document, that it can be construed to mean whatever you want it to mean, leaving the door open to all the activist judges, while in my opinion it is cast in stone. The document provides a way to amend, to change, add, delete parts that a large majority of the congress and of the 50 states agrees to, so on purpose to make it well thought out and not the agenda of one judge or even a large number of judges.
Since Obama appeared on the scene the Conservatives have not been at all happy with him but NEVER have they “protested” and acted as the Liberals, at Trump rallies and even in the House of Representatives; acting like what they are, just plain hoodlums.
The people that voted for Obama and many in that group are not taxpayers with large numbers on welfare, so, whether we like it or not, we are stuck with Obama and HIS agenda. Now, on the Republican side, the people who voted for Trump, I did not, and in a Democracy to dare to nominate other than Trump would be to say “there’s no point to voting anymore”. As Virginians we don’t always get to vote in a presidential primary and so I was pleased to have the opportunity.
My parents were loyal Democrats, my mother secretary of the local Democratic Club but the way the party has changed they would never agree with their agenda. Years ago I was supporting Democratic ideals but now it’s just the same old gun control, taxes, and the whole 9 yards of the Liberal, Progressive, Secular agenda.