The people gave Donald Trump over 14 million votes in the 2016 primary elections. The people’s delegates to the Republican National Convention gave Trump 62 percent of their votes.

The people gave Hilary Clinton over 16 million votes in the 2016 primary elections. The people’s delegates to the Democrat National Convention gave Clinton 60 percent of their votes.

This year, the November elections are about what course our country will take for the next quarter century. “Who said what about whom” years ago or the candidate’s gender or skin color is irrelevant. What is relevant are the candidate’s policies: what the candidate wants the country to look like.

Replacing the deceased Justice Scalia is just the beginning.

The eight sitting justices in the order of their age are: Ruth Bader Ginsburg, born in 1933 appointed by Clinton; Anthony Kennedy, born 1936, appointed by Reagan; Stephen Breyer, born 1938, appointed by Clinton; Clarence Thomas, born 1948, appointed by H.W. Bush; Samuel Alito, born 1950, appointed by W. Bush; Sonia Sotomayor, born 1954, appointed by Obama; John Roberts, born 1955, appointed by W. Bush; and Elena Kegan, born 1960, appointed by Obama.

The Supreme Court will decide whether the United States of America remains a constitutional democracy/republic or loses some of the liberties guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

The presidential Oath of Office is: “I do solemnly swear (or affirm)that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect and defend the Constitution of the United States” (Article II, Section 1, Clause 8 of the Constitution).

Janet Reynolds