Mar. 14, 2016

Reminder: President of ALL the People

By Marc Platt

Why is it that The Donald and Sarah Palin can rile the masses up against minorities who are American citizens who ALSO have a right to assemble and protest even against THEM without threatening the same Americans?

That is a long lead, but the question needs to be posed to these "American" candidates. Aren't the protestors the same people they want to govern and protect?

Or is it only the Americans who agree with them...You know....WHITE PEOPLE who are bigots, racists and angry people who only share the same political ideology with them.

The United States of America is a big country with many diverse interests. Shouldn't Donald Trump be going out of his way to EMBRACE minorities and women? Aren't they his constituents also?

Is it acceptable for Rubio, Cruz and Trump to demonize our first twice-elected African American President? These men aspire to that position, but have gone out of there way to deligitimize his presidency.

I submit to you that history will not look kindly to any of those three men. I would think with Barack Obama's long list of achievements, he WILL get good historical coverage right alongside Dr. King, President Lincoln, FDR and JFK.

History has a way of looking down on outliars like Trump, George Wallace, Mitch McConnell and several other "Obstructors." George Wallace is best remembered for obstructing African American students who tried to enter an American unuiversity in Alabama during a lot of civil unrest in the deep south. Wallace is also remembered for being a bigot and a racist who was shot. To his credit, Wallace repented for his lifetime of bigotry.

I would find it hard to believe that Trump would ever apologize for accusing our sitting U.S. President of being a Kenyon. I find it hard to imagine Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio, Mitch McConnell and all of the GOP-elected officials who obstructed Obama's presidency from day one. These men shut the U.S. government down in 2013 over health care. They are/were willing to take millions of U.S. citizen's health care away for their own political ideology.

I really want America to remember this important fact. The American President is supposed to protect and defend the U.S. Constitution and the citizens. The President WORKS for the people, not the other way around.