"But what if some don't want to live under our Constitution when the majority of people do? There is the door. To coin a phrase from yesteryear, 'America - love it or leave it.'"
During the past ten years, we have really seen the "Ying" and the "Yang". The "Ying", that would be President Obama, tried to pull this nation so far to the Left, we might have tipped over. But after eight long, tough years, he was finally gone. In reaction to the "Ying", we elected the "Yang". That would be President Trump. And he is pulling back from the Left so hard, we might get whiplash. These two men are as far apart as the east is from the west.
There are as many people how had a visceral dislike for Obama that have a visceral hatred for Trump. That is a big problem. Some on the Left might be thinking, "Oh boy! In the 2020 elections, we will vote this guy out of office and get someone like Elizabeth Warren in there!" Some others on the Right might be hoping for another term of the "Yang". Here is my perspective. The country is tired of being dragged from the far Left and then back again. I am thinking in 2020 we will have our first centrist President in a very long time.
Why would I say that? There are many, myself included, who think this country is about an inch or two away from being ungovernable. Look at sanctuary cities as an example. A FLAGRANT disrespect for the law of the land. Thumbing their noses at the federal government. This issue has all the ingredients for a showdown between federal and state (or city) law enforcement. If it every came to that, nothing good would come out of it.
I also think going forward this country needs to do some introspection. Many on the Left have a disdain for many parts of our Constitution. You know - it was written by old white guys about a zillion years ago. It is full of ancient rural incrementalism. It needs to be totally re-written to keep up with the times.
However, there is a growing chorus from those on the Right to hold a Convention of States. There has always been a provision in the Constitution for doing just that (Article V). This is like an acid test. It allows us to look at the letter and the intent of the Constitution and compare it against how we are operating today. If the government is not operating in accordance with the Constitution, it allows the country to make a mid-course correction and get it back to operating where it belongs.
Now here is where it gets tricky. The next President needs to be Constitutional. This should NOT mean he lives on the Right side of the street. Both the Right and the Left should be concerned about being Constitutional. And our "swamp" is not Constitutional. My belief is a centrist who is also Constitutional can govern this country nicely - as well as draining the swamp.
But what if some don't want to live under our Constitution when the majority of people do? There is the door. To coin a phrase from yesteryear, "America - love it or leave it."