At exactly 12.01 EST 20/01/21 America will heave sigh of relief - government of the people was tested and survived
On 19 November 1863 USA President Abraham Lincoln called upon all his fellow Americans to honour the many soldiers who had died in the civil war notably in the Gettysburg battle so that America's democratic system government, "that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth."
Four years of Trump had tested America's democracy like never before since the end of the civil war!
One of the central tenet of a health and functioning democracy is the respect of the rule of law. The one thing that mark Trump out as different is contempt of the law. He considering playing by the rules as a weakness.
The events leading to his impeachment showed just how much Trump wanted to win the 2020 presidential elections and used his position as US President to pressure the Ukrainian leaders to dig up some dirty on his political challenger. The Senate did not convict him but only because the Republican, Trump's party, had the majority in the House.When the results of the 3rd November 2020 presidential elections started coming in and it was clear Trump was losing, he denounce the election as a fraud. He was given ample opportunity to present the evidence to support his allegations in the courts and one after another his challenges were dismissed for lack of evidence.
Trump was recorded arguing a Georgia State Official to find him the 11 000 votes or so he needed to win that State!
Trump crossed the double red-lines when he ordered his supporters to storm Capitol Hill to stop the Senators from confirming Joe Biden and Kamala Harris as President and Vice President Elect. Trump supporters caused mayhem and five people died and several were injured in the violence.
The sole purpose of storming Capitol Hill was to reverse the people's democratic wish of the 3 rd November vote, the ultimate expression of "government of the people, by the people, for the people". The mob failed to reverse the people's vote.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will faithfully execute the Office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my Ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States." With these words President Joe Biden will become the 46th President of USA.
America's government of the people, by the people and for the people lives on!
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