The Constitution and Trump

2 min readDec 28, 2023

Is D.C. indeed a swamp?

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The legacy of Trump will be — for sure — that he made us look at our own institutions, either for the first time or with a much better look than done in recent lifetimes.

The Colorado Supreme Court removed Trump from the state’s 2024 ballot, ruling that he isn’t an eligible presidential candidate because of the 14th Amendment’s insurrectionist ban.

Maine’s Secretary of State did the same for the same reasons.

Today, we find ourselves wondering if the US Constitution is going to be upheld or not in light of Trump having shown the world that he is a resurrectionist. He is testing us still.

The outcome will not be small potatoes.

When the US Constitution is upheld, then we can rest with ease that the foundation of our nation is our foundation indeed.

Yet when Trump is allowed to run for president, then we know that we are the United States of Britain once more.

If the judges can supersede their authority, sit above the US Constitution when the US Constitution is clear as can be, then we are in England.

England does not have a Constitution. The judges rule as they see fit.

When our judges rule as they see fit, we may as well not have a Constitution.

Trump, like him or not, is helping us see what kind of country we are.