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Whoever wins the presidential election today, one thing is guaranteed.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 19:52
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If you support Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, Darrel Castle or none of the above, one thing is certain come November 9.

The general government still won't follow the Constitution and real federalism won't exist.

Both are as dead as a man after two doctors have visited him.

Certainly there are more preferable election outcomes. Trump has not just rocked the boat. He has tipped it over. The political class is scrambling for life jackets and more Americans are looking to third parties and non-establishment types.

It still won't be a total victory no matter who wins.

Our political class does not have statesman.

Where have you gone Mr. Jefferson? or Mr. Calhoun? or Mr. Macon? or Mr. Randolph?

Our modern “constitutional scholars” do not match St. George Tucker, John Taylor of Caroline, Spencer Roane, or Abel Upshur. We have Barack Obama and Elena Kagan. Big drop off.

We are a ship lost at sea with no compass. Our anchor broke off years ago. We are adrift, in need of rescue, and no one person, however charismatic, bombastic, or corrupt can do that.

Our political tradition might as well have been crafted in 1975. Anything before that meets only scorn from modern “historians.”

In the beginning, there was international women's year (January 1, 1975).

But our anchor can still be dredged up. It might be stuck in years of mud, rusty and covered with barnacles, but it's chain is heavy and its material strong and sound.

It is the Southern tradition, the bedrock of the American political system.

We need your help to bring it up. Only education can save the South and the Southern tradition from years of sediment.

A donation to our cause, no matter how small, can help us explore what is true and valuable in the Southern tradition and move that tradition into the 21st century.

Find our anchor, for you, for your children, for your grandchildren.

http://www.abbevilleinstitute.org/support/memberships/

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