I understand the hurt that pro-Hillary voters feel following their surprising loss to Trump. It was a surprise for everyone. And I still remember vividly the pain I felt after losing the last two elections to Obama. Empathy and concern for all Americans has always been a path toward healing following a divisive campaign season. For those who have not been alive long enough to witness a transfer of power, this process can be uneasy to accept. However, we need to remember two things, 1. this is the way that our government was set up to run and it has sustained peaceful transitions of power successfully thus far, and 2. Most election cycles are filled with deep divisiveness and vitriol due to a disagreeing populace. This is not the first or last time we will have disagreement on how to govern our country. Disagreement and diversity of opinion is what makes our world (the U.S.) go around. Majority rule is not the answer. Trashing the Electoral College is not the answer.
Videos: Do you understand the Electoral College? and The Popular Vote vs. the Electoral College
Articles: The Electoral College Still Makes Sense Because We’re Not A Democracy AND Why We Use Electoral College, Not Popular Vote and The Heritage Guide to the Constitution and Why the 2016 Election Proves America Needs the Electoral College
Conservative Republicans as well as liberal Democrats all share in the responsibility to hold the President-Elect accountable at every level. The rise in popularity of Trump has been described well HERE but regardless of the reason for his ascent, it is all of our duty as “we the people” to participate in the conservation of this great Constitutional Republic.
In today’s marketplace of ideas it is easy to get bogged down in the game of name-calling. The idea being that it is much easier to discount someone’s argument once their personal reputation has been soiled. Unfortunately, this seems to be “winning” strategy on all sides of the political spectrum and the election season IS its […]
Hi All What happened in Orlando in the early hours of Sunday morning was tragic and terrible. It is the worst mass shooting in American history. The last two nights I have found myself awake staring at the ceiling in my bedroom overwhelmed with thoughts and looking for answers. The loss of life and implications of this […]
A quick reference for resources on several currently divisive topics. Slavery in the U.S. Was our system founded to only support white men? This is not true according to leading abolitionists and civil rights reformers. You can also read the words of the founders to see what they thought about it. Martin Luther King Jr and […]
Thank you George Washington for choosing to lead the continental army against overwhelming and impossible odds when you could have easily remained an officer in the British army. Thank you for holding the office of the President in such high regard. Thank you for peaceably stepping down after two terms when you could have easily […]
AMAZING speech that challenges the Senate and the direction of our country. This is truly reaching across the isle and I commend his courage as a freshman Senator to speak with such passion and truth. I also appreciate his ability to dig into the history of the Senate and ask “what would the founders say?” I encourage all Republicans and Democrats and those who have given up on our system to watch this and begin to believe in it again. There are men and women of integrity and true statesmen still out there.
Statistics and Gun Laws “Alaska, Arizona, Vermont, and Wyoming allow lawful firearm owners to carry concealed firearms without a permit.”(1) The average murder rate in these states is 3.1 per 100,000 people which is well below the national average.(2) I wanted to see if there was a correlation between states that are very lenient regarding […]
Comparing the Same-Sex Marriage debate to the American Civil Rights Movement is a Bad Analogy Marriage, Reason, and Religious Liberty: Much Ado About Sex, Nothing to Do with Race By Ryan T. Anderson, Ph.D. http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2014/04/marriage-reason-and-religious-liberty-much-ado-about-sex-nothing-to-do-with-race “Whatever one’s views of marriage and however the state defines it, there is no compelling state interest in forcing all […]
My friend recently started a blog called The Pursuit of Solutions: A Sanctuary for Open Dialogue and Problem Solving He graciously let me share his article on my blog. I think that the type of open dialogue that he is promoting on his blog is healthy no matter what your position on the “gun control” […]