By James P. Hilton
Guard with jealous attention the public liberty. Suspect everyone who approaches that jewell.
~ Patrick Henry
The U.S. Constitution, the “Supreme Law Of The Land,” is inviolate and sacrosanct.
This famous, one of a kind document which contains our Bill of Rights, has for centuries been the envy of peoples the world over. Thousands risk their lives and even die every year, just to reach these shores and live under it’s noble and glorious precepts.
The Constitution is so important that it literally overrides every federal, state, county, and municipal law, ordinance, rule, and regulation in all 50 states.
Now that says a lot.
An enshrined (extremely difficult to change) masterpiece, even under the most extreme circumstances, even if there were in fact election irregularities or even outright fraud -the constitution cannot be merely “terminated” at whim.
Not by a sitting or past president. Not by Congress. Not by the Supreme Court. Not by ANYONE.
Amendments are permissible through a baked-in, extremely onerous process, intentionally designed that way by our wise founders as a protective measure against high emotions, passing political winds and passions.
There are NO EXCEPTIONS.
Any suggestions to the contrary, by presidents or anyone else, signifies grave danger to our republic and is cause for the immediate sounding of alarm bells and whistles!!
In recent years I have been highly critical of the political left.
The Democratic Party’s unacceptable drift toward socialism, and many of their other horrific positions, are clearly antithetical to American values.
This ultimately drove myself and millions of other centrists, moderates, and libertarians straight into the arms of Donald J. Trump.
Not so much because we adored him, like some Republicans, but because we so loathed the leftists.
But Trump’s recent statement on termination of our constitution is beyond troubling. It has single-handedly given me pause to reconsider his motives and my position and allegiances.
Our sacred constitution, for which much American blood has spilled, and to which every elected official in the country swears an oath to “uphold and defend,” is my uncompromising line in the sand.
President Trump thank you for your service and many sacrifices for our country. In many ways you have been grossly mistreated.
But to politicians from both parties, get this one stern message crystal clear through all your heads:
KEEP YOUR HANDS OFF OUR CONSTITUTION!!
James P. Hilton of Athens is a veteran paramedic, licensed armed guard, and Eagle Scout. His son and daughter are police officers.