Friday, January 20, 2017

FIRST THOUGHTS




Donald J. Trump is our 45th President. He was not elected by mandate in fact he DID NOT RECEIVE a majority of the popular vote.

That however does not mean that Hillary was the choice of the majority of Americans who voted. We will never know how many like me voted for her for what we thought was the “lesser of two evils”.

Despite all the bluster, confusion, no obvious plans, disconcerting choices for key Cabinet posts Trump's Inaugural Address has given me hope that my fears are wrong.

These utterances if sincere bode well for the nation

“What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.”

“We are one nation – and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.”

“We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones”

“When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.”

The Bible tells us, “How good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

The next 72 hours may be indicative of whether we can sleep at ease at night. A lot will not only be determined by Presidential edicts but by the reactions of the Democrat leadership in Washington.

Will it be party politics as usual the country be damned? Or, will there be a sense of compromise and working for the best interests of the nation.

It is true that as Trump said, because of so much of our dollars going to other nations we have let our infra-structure decay. If continued that could destroy our civilization.

When Obama first took office I had argued that to combat the recession the FDR era PWA and WPAs even the CCC should be revived. That was ignored in favor of political motivated and often patronage laced grants. 


I cannot accept the pessimistic   attitude of Susan Page for USA Today:http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/01/20/donald-trump-president-inauguration-speech-analysis-defiant-address-and-political-revolt/96836152/?csp=breakingnews

Let us hope and pray as each of us can do in our own manner.

3 comments:

  1. If you take out the election results from California, Trump won by about 3 million popular votes.

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    1. That would mean he lost California by 6 million votes, a substantial number. The last I heard, California was a state in the USA and its voters were citizens.

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