We The People

We The People

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Tool of Fairness

By Tammy Derouin

The race for the presidency of the United States is the American way of shifting power without battles or bloodshed. Our leaders do not rise up out of periodic revolutions.  They are elected by the people, in a republic.  Those who run agree to the election process.  The rules are the same as they have been for generations as set forth in the Constitution.

We teach our children good sportsmanship.  Accepting a loss with dignity builds character.  Nobody wants to lose, but it’s your behavior after the fact which sets the tone for future games and races.  We learn at a very early age that it’s not fun playing with cheaters and crybabies.  When someone is caught cheating, there’s a myriad of excuses which they attempt to turn on anyone but themselves.  Crybabies shift the blame to the process.  There must be something wrong within the system because they didn’t win.  Whichever tactic is launched, and if you’re really lucky you get hit with both, the blame game becomes the only game on the table.  The original, agreed upon rules are now called into question.

Changing a rule because it does not fit the desired political agenda at the moment is a very dangerous game to play.  Laws and rules which are put into place for the advancement of a party line can have dire consequences.  What suits you today may turn on you tomorrow.  Then there’s that pesky double standard.  If the tables were turned and the opposition was crying foul, would there be the same eagerness to change the rules?  No, they would cling to the rule book and defend it as a time-tested tool of fairness.

Instead of trashing a rule, such as the Electoral College, why not look at it closer and learn why it was put into place.  Our founders were brilliant!  They could foresee that it would be possible for one region of the United States to dominate the entire country.  Would the Left want to change the rules if their party would have won the Electoral College but not the popular vote?  Of course not!  But, we already know that because we see it for what it really is; a temper tantrum.  The Electoral College ensures fairness around the country.  Without it, the country would be at the mercy of the most populated regions and their ideology.  The rest of the country would be left out of the election process.  That is why we are a republic and not a true democracy. 

We have a generation of so called winners.  Trophies, ribbons and certificates began to be handed out to everyone out of fear that feelings might get hurt.  Somewhere along the line it became acceptable to bubble wrap the children.  The thing about bubble wrap, if used improperly, it can cause suffocation.  The protection becomes the poison.  The little cuts and scrapes which we start out with in life prepare us for the bigger falls and injuries.  It’s unavoidable, it will happen.  It’s those bumps and bruises that usually serve as a wakeup call to get you to rethink future actions.  If you chose to ignore them or you are never allowed to fall, reality can be a cold, hard piece of pavement.

Because of the bubble wrap epidemic, we have many, many young people who do not know how to handle disappointment or even failure.  Their inability to cope with reality is downright embarrassing.  The United States did not rise to the top by swimming in tears.  When the going got tough, Americans kept going.  No other generation had sit-in cry-a-thons.  It’s also unfortunate that they do not see they are being used.  They are being manipulated to do the ground work for the very people who wish to enslave them.  They are the foot soldiers of an oppressive political party/movement which wishes to dominate and control everyone’s life.  Their leaders created the blame game and are leading the parade to encourage chaos and unrest.

The American people, not the paid political activists with an agenda, understand that we got bulldozed off course.  We were lied to and made to feel like we were the problem if we didn’t go along with their anti-American agenda.  A slew of phobia laced names were at the ready for anyone who objected to any portion of their agenda.

The American people had enough.  We began the process of taking back our country.  It’s far from over and there’s a lot of work ahead of us. When the going gets tough, Americans know how to kick some…...

“That, as a republic is the best of governments, so that particular arrangements of the powers of society, or in other words, that form of government which is best contrived to secure an impartial and exact execution of the laws, is the best of republics.”

John Adams