Since our national election for President this past November, I have been asked many times why I thought President Trump lost and experienced so much turmoil during his term and also immediately after his defeat. I think I can best offer my opinion by quoting the great Renaissance intellectual Niccolo Machiavelli, who wrote in his famed The Prince…
“And it ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things, because the innovator has for enemies all those who have done well under the old conditions and lukewarm defenders in those who may do well under the new.”
In other words, there are too many people who wanted to see him fail in his political party and the opposition party.
We have now witnessed a senseless and needless second attempt to impeach and convict former President Trump, reflecting how dysfunctional we as a nation have become. There are some of our readers who do not realize they have become part of a major conversion believing the birth of America was in 1619 and not in 1776 or 1789. I, on the other hand, would like to believe the majority still hold dear the nation that our fathers, grandfathers and relatives fought and died for in its defense. I believe, despite the “great swamp of influence” that America is fighting, that we are still the nation the rest of the world wants as a friend and not as a foe.
However, I do admit we are watching the Judeo-Christian foundation to our nation slowly slip into a social and moral decline and that greatly concerns me, for we are splintered with a crack larger than that in the Liberty Bell. How long can we as a nation exist racially, ethnically, culturally, politically and morally with a population that cannot agree on anything. I cannot look at our world’s history and find these successful models that indicate that the “bureaucratic pig sty” we call Washington, D.C. is steering us on the correct path. Can you?