Donald Trump is our President-elect. In this era of almost-instant media exposure, I fear that all of us have witnessed far too much biased nonsense emanating from both major political parties. At this time I strongly suggest a reading of Trump’s easy-to-read book, Crippled America: How to Make America Great Again, in which his ideas and thoughts are clearly articulated. You may disagree with some of them. That’s fine. But be willing to read what he has to say on the variety of issues. He will be our 45th president.

And let’s realize that the United States is a federal republic. Article 2, Section 1 of our Constitution makes it clear that our President is chosen by the states, not by popular vote in the country. If you are not familiar with why our Founding Fathers established this process, I encourage you to research the topic. I believe that the recent election illustrates the wisdom of their actions. While I would like to see the Electoral College process “tweaked” just a bit, I like the concept, even though my vote for Trump was, other than being symbolic, lost in Clinton’s 55-0 sweep of California’s electoral votes.

I claim no special political expertise. However, I do feel too many good and well-intentioned people rely too heavily on instant media exposure and don’t have an understanding of the Electoral College process.


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