With the recent victories by Democrats in the November 2017 elections, there is much talk about what Republicans should learn from this and what they should do now.
One argument is that Republicans must more clearly "embrace Trump.” That is, they should align themselves with the President and demonstrate their allegiance to his policies and his persona.
Others say that it’s time for Republicans to distance themselves from "The Donald" and seek to win more support from liberals and independents.
It might not surprise you that we at the Institute on the Constitution, too, have an opinion to share. Michael Peroutka, our Founder and current member of the Anne Arundel County Council in Maryland, championed this opinion earlier in the month.
“The Donald" is not the standard. Neither, of course, is “The Hillary.”
The allegiance of anyone who holds or desires to hold elective office should be to the Constitution, which includes the Declaration of Independence, and to the Moral Law.
After all, “We hold these truths
to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.”
So you see, nobody takes an oath of office promising to obey the President.
The Oath is before the governed to the God who gave us our rights. Their obligation is to preserve and protect the Constitution and “The Truths” just mentioned above, which are found in the Declaration of Independence.
This is the place to stand.
Make no mistake - “Truth” is not a concept we can disregard, because it is the way our Creator made the world. If we disregard the concept of “Truth” and adopt evolving definitions of “Truth,” would we have much security for our rights?
It may sound simplistic but I believe people voted for Trump because they were tired of the abuse of a godless and corrupt regime who were arbitrarily creating so-called 'truths' of their own. All the while this new concept of truth fundamentally transformed the foundation of our Biblical, Constitutional Republic.
Unfortunately, the new regime of Republicans has shown themselves largely to be just as bad as those they replaced. And so, the frustrated people, looking for honest, decent, Constitutional and God-fearing government… are still looking.
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