Donald Trump sent a tweet out this morning notifying the world that there will be a meeting today at Trump Tower where he will be gathering together the people “who will run our government” for the next eight years.
Trump seems to have missed that part of the Constitution that gives his term to be four years:
Great meetings will take place today at Trump Tower concerning the formation of the people who will run our government for the next 8 years.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 22, 2016
Per Article II, Section I, Clause I of the United States Constitution, “The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America. He shall hold his Office during the Term of four Years, and, together with the Vice-President chosen for the same Term…”
We do not have to draw sinister conclusions from this. This could be an example of Donald Trump being either hopelessly optimistic or hopelessly ignorant. Either is a safe bet. At the same time, there is something very sinister about this particular president-elect plotting from his tower.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.