Trump blames Constitution

A mere 100 days after swearing to uphold the Constitution, President Trump blamed it for impeding his agenda.


Recently, Trump called the Constitution a “very rough” and “archaic” system that is “really bad for the country.” Angered by being checked and resentful of being balanced, President Trump the liberal is sounding less and less like candidate Trump the conservative.

See Also

Truth be told, hardly anyone these days understands the Constitution or cares about how it’s supposed to work, least of all Supreme Court justices or so-called constitutional experts.

The original Constitution was, in fact, an elaborate system of provisions designed to maintain self-government through concurrent majorities. Using a system of vetoes, concurrent majorities counteract the tendency of sinful, human-operated government to oppression and abuse. They equalize and rectify the action of the government in reference to the various and diversified interests of the community.

But the original Constitution contained a flaw that, under Abraham Lincoln, would prove fatal. Though well-intended, the framers violated the principle of concurrent majority by proposing a single executive or president, a system far more prone to usurpation than a plural executive. In the 1840s, America’s greatest statesman, John C. Calhoun, identified this flaw and how to fix it.

Calhoun proposed an amendment to create a dual executive – two presidents, each possessing a veto power on the other, and elected from different constituencies, South and North. He explained how this dual system would protect and harmonize all states and sections and preserve America’s union with liberty.

Sadly, tragically, the people of the North rejected Calhoun’s plan and inaugurated thereby a long, bloody, fratricidal war that would destroy American freedom and render the Constitution the dead letter it is today.

Winston McCuen

Aiken, S.C.

ROY WHITLEY 11 days ago
Bill Cass 11 days ago
I was hoping he came with a translator. I can't disagree with him, because I have no idea what the heck he is saying.
Lee Benedict 11 days ago
Another liberal brainwashed and spewing lies.  THE TRANSCRIPT FROM THE DIALOGUE:

[TRUMP:] I understand what has to be done, I get things done I've always been a closer. We don't have a lot of closers in politics and I understand why. It's a very rough system, it's an archaic system. You look at the rules of the Senate, even the rules of the House, but the rule of the Senate and some of the things you have to go through, it's really a bad thing for the country in my opinion.

There are archaic rules and maybe at some point, we're going to have to take those rules on because for the good of the nation things are going to have to be different. You can't go through a process like this. It's not fair, it forces you to make bad decisions. I mean, if you're forced into doing things that you would normally not do except for these archaic rules, so –

MACCALLUM: Like what, how would you change them?

TRUMP: Well, you know, you look at the voting and you look at the filibuster system. And it used to be. You know, I always thought of filibuster where you stand up and you talk all day and then somebody else—

MACCALLUM: You don't have to do that anymore.

TRUMP: No, you don't have to do it anymore. Today you say filibuster, guys sit home and they watch television or whatever they do. I think, you know, the filibuster concept is not a good concept to start off with but if you're going to filibuster, let somebody stand up for 20 hours and talk and do what they have to do or even if they are reading comic books to everybody, let them do it, but honestly, the whole, with so many bad concepts in our rules and it's forcing bad decisions. I really see. I see just -- I've seen this -- I've seen it over the years where bad decisions are made, decisions that nobody wanted are made because of archaic rules and that's something that I think we're going to have to change.

Dee STAFFORD 11 days ago
Lee, Thanks so much for that information.  None of the senate rules Trump  is talking about are in the Constitution and the way the Senate is now being run is an impediment to good and effective government.

I have provided the editorial section a column on the filibuster and rules of the senate and hopefully the backlog of columns it gets allows mine to rise to the surface sometime.

The dual presidency was considered by the Founders and wisely discarded.

I've have read and watched Trump very closely and never heard or read anything that he has said negatively about the Constitution. He has always praised it.  Sadly, for many decades going back to Wilson it has been disregarded. With Obama it was used as toilet paper.

I would love to give Maxine Waters a test on the Constitution.
Angie Hicks 11 days ago
What a crock.
Val White 11 days ago

Yeah, right.  Two presidents who could cancel each other out?  Now that's a plan for never getting anything done.  There's no way the founders or anyone else with a brain cell would think this was a good idea.

Looks like you are just another dupe for the MSM who have misrepresented Mr. Trump's words and are passing on misinformation.  No wonder so many of the democrats are uninformed/misinformed.

"Not all Americans are dumb, it's just that the dumb ones are so very, very loud."

Jerry Whitcomb 11 days ago contestant for most misleading and irrelevant. 
B. M. Michales 11 days ago
Winston, if the South had won the war of aggression things in this country would be very, very different.
Gary McNeal 11 days ago
I have noticed lately, the Chronicle hasn't had very many letters printed as has been in the past. Have they gotten to the point where they will print anything? Looks like the letters to the editor are taking the same shape as the R&R's


Sun, 05/28/2017 - 18:13

‘Earn this. Earn it.’

Around the Web