Governing 101, How Our Democracy Works. An Open Letter To Donald Trump!
Mr. Trump, So Called Ruler Of The United States (SCROTUS) evidently you need a basic lesson on how our U.S. Democracy actually works. I am prepared to sacrifice my ideals and give you some very sound advice.
Let’s start from the very beginning on how a bill makes it from an idea to an actual bill, that may, or may not, actually become law. Our founding fathers were very clear on this and if you had actually read the United States Constitution you would know.
The United States is not a business, or dictatorship, and believe it or not, the founding fathers limited the power of the Presidency on purpose. This is spelled out in detail in the U.S.Constitution. The founding fathers created three co-equal branches of Government; The Executive branch, The Legislative Branch, and The Judicial Branch. As President, there are a lot of factors, that believe it or not, are totally out of your control. Here is a great starting point for your basic civics lesson. This is a children’s video from Schoolhouse Rock that was produced way back in 1974.
As you, Mr. Trump just found out with your crushing defeat from your own party with your push for the American Healthcare Act or (AHA), which was your misguided attempt to replace Obamacare, or what is officially known as The Affordable Care Act (ACA) You, Mr. president have just learned a basic constitutional lesson that you, as President are not the one who has the power to make law. The power to make law solely rests with congress.
Let’s take a look at some of the “Red Flags” that you totally ignored.
- You attempted to force a vote on a particular day before the congress even had enough votes to pass the bill. This is a serious rookie mistake. First, congress gets the votes need to pass a bill then they schedule a vote.
- You attempted to strong-arm congress. You tried to tell him how to vote and what amendments would be allowed. Serious mistake.
- Every time, you conceded to the far right of the party, you lost moderates. It was apparent to everyone, that without Democrats, this bill was doomed from the start.
- After the disastrous CBO score, the AHA only had a 17% approval rating among the public. A Serious Red Flag!
- You lied when you said that you were going to provide healthcare for all at a better price. We have videotape to prove it too.
- By my count, you have now blamed literally everyone except for yourself. You blamed the Democrats, even though you did not consult with them at all. You blamed the Freedom caucus, The Heritage Foundation, Club for Growth. and even backhandedly Paul Ryan, when it was you, Mr. President, pushing this extremely flawed Bill in the first place.
Here’s a great bit of advice. Some Americans may not like Obamacare, but they certainly don’t like a replacement that makes things far, far, worse and far more costly for them. Just maybe you should listen to what everyone is saying and craft a series of fixes for Obamacare that would fix the issues, and provide relief for all Americans. Just saying….
Somehow, you have failed to realise that when you were elected President, you became President of, ALL THE PEOPLE, and in your case, not just the minority who actually elected you. Just let that sink in for a moment……….
This should help you understand the job that you were elected to. Here’s a simple video describing how the three co-equal branches of Govt. are actually supposed to work, according to our founding fathers.
Since it is well known that you do not have the greatest attention span and don’t care much for the details, this video distills down the essential responsibilities of each branch of Government in 10 minutes and 38 seconds. So pay close attention.
And most importantly of all, stop this nonsense of saying Obama wiretapped Trump Tower. This has widely been disputed by literally everyone. Essentially, STOP LYING! This is offensive and beneath the dignity of the Office of the President.
Sure, you spent 8 years attempting to discredit Obama with your birther nonsense, and Obama certainly did make fun of you in 2011 because of it. Get over it! You’re the President now, so grow up and act like one. STOP BEING VINDICTIVE AND GET TO WORK!
There are only 5 living Presidents, and every single one of them has consulted with the others to help them with decision-making and the stresses of the office. Unfortunately, you have most likely alienated every one of them, so you are on your own now. This is actually kind of sad considering that if you would have kept these lines of communication open you may not have made such rookie mistakes that you have been making. Well, you have made your own bed, so now you have to lie 0n it.
You need to quickly learn from those who came before you. Stop listening to the nonsense you hear from fake news websites, and listen to ALL points of view, and not just those of Steve Bannon and others who agree with you and will tell you anything you want to hear.
Man up, and put your big boy pants on and get to work!
Tell the truth, and work for, all the American people. If you can do this, you just might be able to turn things around and actually survive a single 4-year term. If you can’t, you are doomed to failure, and your only options are resignation or impeachment.
Here’s an idea. Stop trying to enrich yourself and your family, and try to enrich all the American People.
It may already be too late with your alleged collusion with the Russians hanging over your head. But we will just have to wait and see how the whole thing plays out.
Personally, I don’t believe that you can actually do it. But, there is always a chance.
Prove me wrong!
Tom Dye, The Safety Guy
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