Half the nation feels the nightmare we have endured is coming to an end. Shortly after President Obama’s inauguration, Newsweek proclaimed “We Are All Socialists Now.” As an avowed patriot, I was insulted when our president described citizens like me as “bitter clingers” and went on a world tour apologizing for America’s presence in the world.
He lamented our Constitution as a document of negative rights, i.e., limiting the government’s intrusion into the lives of our citizens, and advocated positive rights more closely aligned to government intrusion into a citizen’s life – as is found in Russia’s constitution.
Now with the inauguration of President Donald Trump, we find America again has a president who is an unabashed patriot. As the presidency has accumulated ever more power, we must remain vigilant that the powers exercised by this president remain within constitutional limits. I will join anyone opposing unconstitutional abuse of power.
Donna M. Andrews, Madera