The 19th century minds that authored our constitution could never have anticipated the 21st century American. The republic’s founders must have assumed that future voters would never elect as president a morally challenged compulsive liar with the mental acuity of a bowling ball. If they had, the requirements for one seeking the office of president would have been a lot tougher than simply being a natural-born citizen of the U.S., 35 years of age and a 14-year resident of the country.
At the very least provisions could have been made to weed-out lunatics, traitors, criminals and the incompetent. Our current “leader,” the champion of mammon’s worshippers, our own all-American Jim Crow, and the diseased spawn of dead European Nazis has helped to foster the alt-right – a species of knuckle-dragging troglodytes that re-emerges whenever an entrenched privileged class feels threatened by a change in the social order.
This was demonstrated at the “Unite the Right” hate parade in Charlottesville. There an assemblage of chanting, torch-bearing mental microbes tried to enact their own version of an East European pogrom, a KKK cross burning or Hitler’s “night of the broken glass.”
Lloyd Russell, Stevenson