Voters’ will was ignored in 2016; electoral college made call

In Debra J. Saunders’ Nov. 18 column, “The conceit of courage during impeachment,” she states: “I’m all for leaving Trump’s fate to the voters in 2020.” Sadly, Trump’s fate was left to the voters in 2016, and even though he lost by 2.9 million votes, he’s still president. Since I’m only considered to be 25 percent of a citizen, I don’t trust the system to reflect the will of the people. (Divide ours and Wyoming’s adult populations by their number of electoral votes, and you find that my friend in Wyoming essentially gets to vote four times for president, while I only get to vote once.)

I’ve seen an analogous attitude in business. A manager has an employee that is totally incompetent, and rather than documenting and firing (or impeaching, as the case may be), the manager knows that he’ll be promoted eventually, so he decides to wait and let the next person take care of the problem.

When Jesus was in the desert for 40 days, the devil offered him power over the whole world, and he said, “Get thee behind me, Satan.” Sadly, Republican response seems to be “Bring it on!” To Mitch McConnell I can but say, to paraphrase Sir Thomas More, “It profit a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world, but for a Supreme Court justice?”

Pattipeg Harjo


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