Now, some unnamed, rogue, intelligence officials, allegedly fearing leaks, are reportedly withholding secret information from the new president, while their own unsubstantiated leaks promote a narrative that Russia hacked the U.S. election, colluding with Trump aides.
This is very dangerous. During the first and second centuries A.D. the Praetorian guard essentially chose the emperor. Often selling the post for money, they placed a number of emperors on the throne.
It is a dangerous precedent to follow, allowing these shadowy intelligence agencies who are no doubt filled with some good and some bad people, to place themselves above the law, and above our republican form of government.
I like the United States the way it is. Imperfect, certainly improvable. Not in need of fundamental change. With Trump we have a possibility (however slim) of maintaining the things that make America unique. Self reliance, individual freedom, and the idea that rights are inherit, and do not come from government.