Crisis of Faith as Congress Certifies Electoral College

Crisis of Faith as Congress Certifies Electoral College

( – In the early morning hours of Thursday, January 7, the US House and Senate fulfilled their Constitutional duties to certify the Electoral College results for the 2020 presidential election. At 3:30 a.m. ET, Vice President Mike Pence (R) announced that Joe Biden (D) will be inaugurated on January 20, 2021, as President of the United States.

After a day of intensity on Capitol Hill, rioters didn’t stop Congress from its Constitutional responsibilities. Several Senators and nearly a hundred House Members legally objected to fraud in Arizona. They objected to Pennsylvania’s governor and state election officials who took it upon themselves to rewrite election law in violation of their own state Constitution. While the House and Senate individually voted overwhelmingly against the objections, they were heard.

Yesterday, the Constitution was followed in certifying the Electoral College. It’s what came before that’s a problem.

Crisis of Faith in Government

Controversy and crisis in America are nothing new. However, if not dealt with wisely, a crisis can spiral into devastating consequences when elected officials lack transparency. It’s what caused the downfall of President Richard Nixon (R) and the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (D).

For too long, many Americans felt their voices were not heard. In 2016, then-candidate Donald Trump (R) became the voice of tens of millions of Americans who believed the system was rigged against them. As corporations were bailed out during the Great Recession, the average person experienced a crumbling economy and massive home foreclosures. In 2016, nearly 95 million Americans were not participating in the labor workforce. Yet, Washington, D.C., became the most affluent city in America as politicians and bureaucrats grew out-of-touch with their constituents’ needs.

Over the four years of the Trump presidency, Democrats ignored, vilified and verbally attacked Trump supporters. When COVID-19 struck, and governors executed months-long shutdowns and destroyed livelihoods, it was President Trump who said they shouldn’t make the cure worse than the disease.

Now, nearly 75 million Americans don’t trust the outcome of the 2020 presidential election, and Americans are losing their faith in our government. Joe Biden has done nothing to solve that problem. In fact, he has his own corruption issues to deal with.

While some may legitimately disagree, at this point, America doesn’t have a Constitutional crisis. However, millions of Americans have a crisis of faith regarding how their government follows the Constitution.

Once Biden is inaugurated, he may have his opportunity to restore faith in government.

We should all pray he’ll work diligently toward that end.

Don Purdum, Independent Political Analyst

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