by: the Common Constitutionalist
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One of the unique things about western society, western democracies, and our own representative republic, is the peaceful transition of power.
Many nations have never known such a thing, as power is simple bequeathed from one family member to another, as in Syria or North Korea. It may also be obtained by coup, military or otherwise. But our system is relatively new and atypical.
We fight it out for months at time – but when it’s finally over, a winner is declared and life goes on. Sure, the losers can and do cry crocodile tears from time to time, but at the end of the day, the politically vanquished peacefully give way to the victor(s), as will occur on Friday.
Sometime between 11 AM and 2 PM, Donald Trump and Mike Pence will take the Oath of Office and be sworn in as the next President and Vice President of the United States.
That is unless current President Barack Obama declares martial law and suspends the transfer of power. No really – some are suggested that this could happen, or should, at least according to one in particular.