The Election’s Ominous Results

Here is Sha’i ben-Tekoa writing at American Thinker about the election results:

Yes, it is good that Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton, especially in light of revelations of her private email security breaches and pay-for-play administration of the State Department. If true, she belongs in prison. However, what is ominous is the number of voters who, despite all that was known of her crimes, still voted for her. This is not a sign of a healthy American electorate.

It seems the same citizens who voted for Barack Obama in 2012 after his disastrous first four years voted for her. Many people who go the polls in our generation are simply not thinking. They are less informed and thoughtful citizens than idolaters.

This is not what the Framers of the U.S. Constitution had in mind in Philadelphia in the summer of 1787 when those fifty-five remarkable American men of achievement — businessmen, doctors, lawyers, farmers, and scientists, argued and drafted that document that has served America so well ever since.

Chairing their proceedings was the richest man in America and rightfully the most admired, war hero George Washington, the future first president. It is said that the Framers designed the office of the president with him in mind.

However, neither the future second nor third presidents, John Adams and Thomas Jefferson, were in attendance. They were in Europe serving as ambassadors to England and France respectively.

In Paris, Jefferson’s colleagues and dinner companions were some of the finest intellects in Europe, many of them mocking his reports of the discussions in Philadelphia. For them, it was settled wisdom that the best form of government is monarchy, so the idea of creating a democratic republic was doomed to failure. They told Jefferson that the common man was incapable of self-rule. The common man is commonly illiterate. To administer a nation-state, the authority of a king ruling with the power of divine right was the best of all systems to keep the nation united and properly administered.

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