LETTER: Current administration is not egocentric

York Dispatch

“Egocentric” seems to be the defining term of our recent governing philosophy.

FILE - In this June 9, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump listens during a news conference in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington. A clear majority of Americans believe Trump has tried to interfere with the investigation into Russia’s alleged election meddling and possible Trump campaign collusion, a new poll shows. Just one in five support his decision to oust James Comey from the FBI. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)

Whatever happened to the idea that our government obtains its power by the consent of the governed? A concept never before attempted by any nation!

Lincoln considered the civil war as testing whether any nation “so conceived or so dedicated” could long endure.

Obama’s main concern was his “legacy” and seems to remain so. He visualized more power in his grasp when reelected. And regarded the constitution as well as congress itself as blocking his agenda. His egocentric attitude was, “This is my nation, and the citizens will finance it.”

When Bill Clinton left the white house, Hillary considered them to be flat broke. When she became secretary of state, she was able somehow to assemble millions to open a multimillion tax exempt foundation which apparently benefits her family more than the citizenship of our nation. Election loss -- not her fault. Egocentricity personified.

Even the Democratic Party is alarmed and terrified to see signs of power returning to the “consent of the governed.” In panic, the party’s main unifying goal now is to block the present administration in any way possible including violence, to prevent our nation’s return to its constitutional foundation. Its single egocentric aim is reestablishment of its control, wealth and prestige.

We now have an administration that is not governed by wealthy contributors. A president whose goal is not personal prosperity, but seems to want to mend recently developed flaws; to reestablish the United States under God, as a noble world power; to benefit the working man and his family; to free our educational system to benefit students; to organize congressional activity into a business-like manor; to rectify our national financial chaos; and to reestablish the source of national power into the “consent of the governed.” Hardly egocentric.

Fred Battles

Chanceford Township