I wish we could choose the man who bore the greatest weight, fighting against an oppressor (the Crown), having impossible odds against victory; a man of faith, honor and concern for those in battle, the newborn nation, and the generations to follow.
Gilbert Stuart, the painter of Presidents from my former home base of Rhode Island, never finished this particular portrait. Staring at it today, I realized a purpose and outlook for the unfinished work, and to me this portrait speaks of We the People as the completed work – if we so choose.
Washington and the first Continental Congress set the tone for what became America in stark simplicity. From the Bill of Rights, to the Articles of Confederation, and at the nation’s birth, the Constitution and the 10 Amendments, all governance could proceed with respect to the founders being the agents of the will of the people. They believed governing in integrity, true to oath, was right in being accountable. They also knew their mission was planted in a heavenly light as the modern ‘city on a hill’ whereby those seeking a new life to live their faith could do so – and have the trust that this nation which boldly proclaimed ‘In God We Trust’ during its lifetime meant what it said.
Fast forward to today:
America is barraged and assaulted by twisted divisive illusion which is why death, debt and decay of families, neighborhoods and institutions erodes us; we are angry and not about to be lulled into thinking that anything will get better if we ‘stay the course’ because it is the angst that can’t be tolerated; unstable, and untrustworthy. Not since Nazi days have we been made a target by an insidious group of absolutists whose sole mission is to harm you and I to the point of death because of their religious indignation, fueled by our leaders.
By condition, fifteen percent of the population benefited out of the last 8 years while 1/3 of it slipped below the poverty line while untold undocumented ‘strangers’ were treated to the fruits of our position, labors and rights. We are a nation of lords and serfs resembling that of the one we broke from 2+ centuries ago.
Increasingly the innocent are the guilty and the guilty bear no consequence. Ignorance to these truths has piled upon us like rotting carcases, and yet the other side believes the smell to be a bouquet of roses. They continue to create a utopia by the drone of ‘change is making us great’ – and all the mantra does is deceive the deceivers while we witness the unraveling of a nation which had faith, hope and charity for one another and the world; a people who had boldly declared In God We Trust – and meant it.
I have never been so ashamed to be an American, tired of explaining to the world why in this present day our leaders behave despicably. The most noble and selfless who fought for this country and died, and those still alive having done the same being so very dishonored, seemed as though their sacrifice was in vain. However, we who understand the cost of freedom and the need to rise from our despicable state get the clearest of answers from the greatest of benevolence:
If my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. 2 Chronicles 7:14, NKJV
The pendulum has swung from far left to hard right. It happens when one side contradicts the will of the majority of its citizenry while attempting to erase its history. It is a cyclical fact in governance and politics played to a very dangerous playbook, the one designed and used by the worst of despots like Marx, Alinsky, Che, Mao, Sanger [the ‘admired’ of the so-called ‘intellectuals’]. I have witnessed this shifting transition in my Radio and Newspaper capacities for nearly 40 years. I hold a degree in History [BA, Curry College – a ‘liberal’ institution when the word meant something useful] and understand that societies coerced, contained, co-opted and controlled by ‘change’ agents and their accomplices with deep pockets of cash may get their way, but people will always prevail as the schemes of the nefarious always fail with devastating consequences.
Leftist Elitists Love Enslavement. Present-day Cuba and Venezuela are two neighbors desecrated by such rule whereby food is scarce, people live in fear, and basic services are few. No freedom, no liberty, and barely a life…from admired to reviled in just a year or so after their glorious ‘revolutions’. In contrast, the USSR fell in the 1980s because Communism devolved to unpaid workers owed 6 months or more of pay, the Soviet machines of war and commerce soon abandoned by its disgruntled. The Russians turned their backs to their leaders, and with no one to rule, they imploded, and without a bullet fired, a freer Russia emerged.
Make responsible choices this time by selecting leaders that are accountable, bound by our founding laws. They are not above the law; those who are no longer serve but enslave.
The one I support was not my original choice, but after careful review and much research, that choice is my conscience. He has the guts, the determination and the resources to lead presidentially and has already proven his formidable prowess in world business venues. He will be able to work with our true allies who are also in the throes of rejecting leftist ideology and demagogues. He ‘shoots from the hip’, effecting a groundswell of support from the masses tired of being stifled and compressed against the ‘age of correctness’ [an oxymoron]; every time the opponent paints him to be bigoted and mean-spirited one needs reminding of the privilege the opponent gets – to the degree she should not hold any office, anywhere, and deserves every bit of guilt and consequence for her many outrageous deeds. He is Donald Trump, and his running mate, Mike Pence. I’m not on board with all they support, but they are by far more qualified, more focused on the mess this nation is, and more apt to heed the will of the people. The left ignores, then obliterates, our accomplishments, prosperity, peace and safety.
The elitist Left created him by acting on their own lusts for absolute power by fiat. Our prayers go forward to give him the vision and fearlessness to do what is right, just, and long overdue.
This is the year we turn things around…or we turn into an unsustainable and irresponsible has-been, the stuff other great societies faced that swallowed lies and called them truth. True Americans and our real allies don’t want this nation to fail anymore…and we are a huge, formidable contender now with a bulldog, unleashed.