On December 19th, electors of the Electoral College will cast their official votes for the President of the United States of America. For those concerned about our President Elect’s fitness for office, you can post an open letter to the electors, too. Will it make a difference? Not likely, but we must start our resistance somewhere.
I have deep concerns about our President Elect’s ability to fulfill his duties as stipulated in the presidential oath of the office: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States.”
Concern number one: His business entanglements as they relate to the emoluments clause of our Constitution. The conflicts of interests that will ensue between his Constitutional obligations and his global business holdings are fraught with terrible consequences for all Americans.
Number two: His well-articulated predisposition for authoritarian governance that stands in stark contrast to the very principles of our Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights.
Number three: His calls for violence at his campaign rallies to “rough up” dissenting voices with additional inflammatory rhetoric yearning for bygone days when harsher treatments were meted out with impunity.
Number four: His lack of forceful repudiation of the white supremacists who have enthusiastically and boisterously supported his positions.
These are just four objections that I hope you take into careful consideration in your momentous vote.
I pray that enlightenment prevails over political expedience.