Trump is keep­ing his prom­ises to his sup­port­ers

Maryland Independent - - Community Forum -

Elec­tions are here and I am up­set with my party’s (Demo­cratic) di­rec­tion. Their ha­tred of Trump has be­come a de­struc­tive ob­ses­sion. Our lead­ers are en­cour­ag­ing vi­o­lence and ret­ri­bu­tion against any­body pro-Trump (with the money of ex­tremely wealthy sup­port­ers (Democ­racy Al­liance ex. Soros) that it makes many re­assess Trump. I’m old enough to re­mem­ber, with dis­gust, the anti-union thugs and de­spise our lead­ers us­ing and en­cour­ag­ing such ac­tiv­i­ties. Their only ob­jec­tive is im­peach Trump and Ka­vanaugh. I’m not sure of what im­peach­able charges?

Trump is guilty of try­ing to keep prom­ises to his sup­port­ers, some­thing few politi­cians re­ally care about once elected. My party has only the lead­ers’ ob­jec­tives not al­ways mine. My rep­re­sen­ta­tives don’t even ac­knowl­edge my cor­re­spon­dence un­less it agrees with their per­sonal goals.

Trump’s im­peach­able ac­tiv­i­ties: Cut­ting taxes? Dereg­u­la­tion?

“I think he did the right thing with cut­ting taxes and, as I said, with dereg­u­la­tion,” Alan Greenspan (for­mer dir. Fed­eral Re­serve, four Pres­i­dents) said. “I think he should stand pat with that, be­cause that has cre­ated a very ob­vi­ous change in the qual­ity of the econ­omy. But to con­tin­u­ously com­ment, af­ter he’s talk­ing about the in­de­pen­dence of the Fed, sounds to me a bit awk­ward. Clos­ing the bor­ders? Il­le­gal im­mi­grants are a prob­lem in Europe, Mex­ico and here.

Judge Ka­vanaugh be­ing a “tex­tu­al­ist or orig­i­nal­ist?”

The Supreme Court plays a very im­por­tant role in our con­sti­tu­tional sys­tem of gov­ern­ment. First, as the high­est court in the land, it is the court of last re­sort for those look­ing for jus­tice. Sec­ond, due to its power of ju­di­cial re­view, it plays an es­sen­tial role in en­sur­ing that each branch of gov­ern­ment rec­og­nizes the lim­its of its own power. Third, it pro­tects civil rights and lib­er­ties by strik­ing down laws that vi­o­late the Con­sti­tu­tion. Fi­nally, it sets ap­pro­pri­ate lim­its on demo­cratic gov­ern­ment by en­sur­ing that pop­u­lar ma­jori­ties can­not pass laws that harm and/or take un­due ad­van­tage of un­pop­u­lar mi­nori­ties. In essence, it serves to en­sure that the chang­ing views of a ma­jor­ity do not un­der­mine the fun­da­men­tal val­ues com­mon to all Amer­i­cans, i.e., free­dom of speech, free­dom of re­li­gion and due process of law.

I am not in­ter­ested in im­peach­ing the pres­i­dent or chief jus­tice for do­ing their jobs just be­cause they are not Democrats.

Jim Hill, Wel­come

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