Letter: Think twice about the conservative manifesto

The Republicans assert that if their party is successful in the next presidential election, then their draft of Project 2025/Presidential Transition Project is necessary for a new governing agenda with the placement of the “right” people for the new administration.

Is this conservative manifesto an addendum to the Constitution for a new world order in America’s political process or just the normal president’s roadmap for ensuring an equitable, effective and accountable federal government that delivers results for all?

This draft of a new governing rule seemingly could be viewed as strict constructionism and could, if successfully implemented, either overwrite or override the intent of our Constitution and the security of individual rights and the perpetuity of free government. Strict constructionism, also referred to as original intent, is a theory limiting interpretation of legal and constitutional language to the literal meaning of the language at the time of passage or stated in another way, limiting discretion of the governing body’s application of the constitutional oaths.

In 1830, a young French judge, Alexis de Tocqueville, came to America and saw the people of the United States passing through several distinct stages. As they became self-sufficient, he saw that they would be less concerned about each other and much less concerned about the principles that made them a great people, leaving them vulnerable to the manipulation of clever politicians who would promise them perpetual security if they accepted certain schemes contrived by some of their leaders.

John Adams, a founder with a very forceful voice, stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”

Bob Proby

Shawnee Township


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