At PJMedia by ANDREW C. MCCARTHY,
We should always be on guard against presentism, but in this instance
I do not hesitate to say that the upcoming presidential election is the
most alarming in American history. I can make that statement with
confidence because I do not believe the most disturbing aspect of the
election is the choice of candidates – even though the two major party
nominees present the worst choice the American people have faced in my
lifetime (Eisenhower was president when I was born), and perhaps ever.
reason this is such a frightening election is that the Constitution’s
mechanisms for reining in or ousting a rogue president are in tatters.
are not supposed to have transformative elections, contests that will
forever change our system of government or enable government to
orchestrate cultural upheaval. The Constitution is supposed to be our
guarantee against that.