On John Lewis and Trump legitimacy

Quite a bit is being made of the announcement from Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) that he will not attend the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump on Friday, because he doesn’t consider Trump’s election legitimate. The hubbub over all this has only been increased because of Trump actually acknowledging what Lewis said with a response.

Personally, Trump would’ve been better off not paying attention to the ramblings of a man who once compared Sen. John McCain to George Wallace, but then again, the President-Elect is not known for letting any slight against him go without a response.

Some of the social media talk in the midst of this kerfluffle has been, on the anti-Trump side, to suggest that he really isn’t the representative of “We the People,” ostensibly because he didn’t win the popular vote.

My question to those people is, “Where do you think the phrase ‘We the People’ comes from? The answer is the Constitution, which (if you haven’t read it lately) states that the individual who receives a majority of the electoral vote shall be the President. Isn’t it ironic those who would make the argument Trump won’t be the President “of the people” don’t care what the Consitution “of the people” says about who will be the President “of the People”?

The fact of the matter is Donald Trump will be just as much a legitimate President as there has ever been in this country. That doesn’t mean you have to like it or be excited about it (because I’m not), but it does mean you should stop whining about it. Pray for your incoming President. He’s going to need it.

Author: Matt Privett

Christian. Husband. Father. Pastor.

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