No matter where I am, here in Washington or elsewhere in the United States, the question is almost always the same. “Jonathan, who’s going to save us?” Not an unreasonable question given the daily assault against morality, truth and democracy that is President Trump and his administration. At first, I struggled for an answer. Like everyone else, I’ve run out of words to describe what we are living through. But each query forced me to think and to find my voice and a solution.
Stop wondering who is going to save us. We are the ones to save us.
Long ago, the Trump presidency revealed that our solid, seemingly indestructible Constitution is fragile. Thanks to the 45th president of the United States, we now know that our founding document is only as strong as the reverence of it by the 44 men who swore to protect it. The genius of the Founding Fathers was to create a government built on a system of checks and balances. A system that is failing.