We’re not going to lie; it was touch and go there for a while. As hard as it was to believe, it looked like Americans were going to go out on election day and put their stamp of approval on one of the most corrupt politicians to ever run for the presidency. At a time when so many voters claimed to hate the Washington establishment, the polls indicated that Hillary Clinton – the poster child for everything wrong with D.C. – would be the next president of the United States.
Thank God that turned out to be a false alarm.
The destructive nature of Clinton’s presidency aside, her election alone would have been a dangerous low point for American democracy. And no, it would have had nothing to do with her gender.
It would have meant that Americans had totally lost all faith in this great republic. That we’re so used to political corruption that it doesn’t even bother us that a person like Hillary could be on the verge of an indictment one minute and delivering a presidential victory speech the next. That we were willing to turn a blind eye to the cheating and kingmaking that allowed Hillary to triumph over Bernie Sanders in the primaries. That we thought it was no big deal for a secretary of state to let everyone from sex predators to her maid peruse highly-classified national secrets.
It would have signaled our entry into uncharted territory. If we were willing to watch the establishment put this one over on us, what hope would we ever have of taking this country back? A phenomenon like the Trump movement wasn’t going to come around again. If we were ever going to take a stand for truth, liberty, and the rule of law, this was it.
And, by God, we did it.