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Tuesday, January 24, 2017

The President We Deserve

                I have been pondering a quote that was in my post for Sunday. The post is titled “President Trump and President Washington. Jeffery R. Holland, then President of Brigham Young University, shared a quote from political pundit and journalist Garry Willis.

                Willis says, “[In an election year] we get the presidents we deserve. A great people is what you need for a great president. Washington was the greatest president, because the people were at their most enlightened and alert. [America] right now is escapist. It wants to be soothed, and told it doesn’t have to pay or sacrifice or learn.” [“Things That Matter,” Vis a Vis, July 1988, p. 70; emphasis added by President Holland.]

                I personally believe this to be a true statement. We believe that we get what we deserve in Presidents. Why do we deserve Donald Trump as our President at this time? I believe it is because the majority of Americans elected Barack Obama as President – not just once but twice. We elected a man with very little leadership experience and made him the leader of the free world. He should never have been elected as the President of the United States, and he became the worst President in my point of view. We put him in office because he had black skin, not because of his executive abilities. People of color voted for him because they thought he would understand their needs better. Whites voted for him because they did not want to appear prejudice. Then there are those who wanted to be part of history!

                The Preamble of the Constitutionof the United State states, "We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common Defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.”

                President Abraham Lincoln begins his Gettysburg Address with these words: “Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal….” He ends his remarks thusly: “… that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom – and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth.” 

                In this democratic republic of America the government is of the people, by the people, and for the people. This means that the people are in charge of the government. We the people of the United States are responsible to elect good leaders. We have the responsibility to be the type of people who choose good leaders.

                What kind of people elected Barack Obama? For the most part they were people who wanted more from their government. They wanted entitlements of one kind or another, or they wanted to change our democratic republic into a socialist republic. What kind of people elected Donald Trump? For the most part they are people who want the government to do its job and then get out of their lives.

                I did not especially want Donald Trump to become President. My first choice was Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin, and my second choice was Governor Rick Perry of Texas. I had two reasons for preferring a governor. The first reason was their executive experience, and the second was that I wanted the conservative senators to stay in the Senate. My third choice was Senator Ted Cruz. I voted for Donald Trump because I did not want Hillary Clinton to become the United States President. I believe she would have taken America further down the road to socialism, and I do not want to live in a socialist society.

                As I thought about why we got Donald Trump, I came to this conclusion: Donald Trump is the only one of all the Republican candidates who is brash enough to knock the lame stream media and the liberal progressives off their high horses and bring them down to reality. We may not like what he says or how he does things, but we can hope that he is truly standing up for us.

                Evangelist Franklin Graham says, “Since the election, there’s been a lot of discussion as to how Donald Trump won the election… I believe it was God… God showed up. He answered the prayers of hundreds of thousands of people across this land that have been praying for our country.” 

                I too believe that God is watching over this nation and that He hears and answers our prayers. I was one of the hundreds of thousands of people who were praying for a Trump win, and I am grateful that He answered mine.

                Columnist and entertainer Lloyd Marcus also believes that God was behind the Trump win. He explains why he thinks Donald Trump is the President that our nation needs. He writes, “Frustrated with Obama declaring America no longer a Christian nation while cramming the left’s anti-God and anti-America agenda down our throats, millions have been intensely praying for our country… 
                “Trump is exactly what America needs at this point in time. No traditional politician could get away with confronting anti-American leftist operatives in the media, calling out Washington establishment corruption, and boldly vowing to put America first. Few Republicans would have the cojones to even try.
                “As usual, despicable leftist media distorted Trump’s awesome inaugural address, saying Trump’s speech was reminiscent of Hitler.
                “Meanwhile, Americans were crying tears of joy. They have not heard such commonsense patriotism in a very, very long time. Leftist still do not understand whom they are dealing with in Trump and why We the People chose him over Hillary. Standard leftist tactics for silencing, destroying, intimidating, and blocking Republicans (calling them racist, sexist, and homophobic) have failed miserably on Trump.
                “Unlike most pro politicians, Trump has not been neutered in the politically correct school of politicking. Our 45th president is simply a patriotic, brilliant businessman following his instincts to make America great again.

                I like what I am hearing from Donald Trump. I particularly like the way he treats our military and veterans. I like the way he teared up while Lee Greenwood sang, “I’m Proud to be an American,” one of my favorite songs. I shed tears every time I hear it, and I was pleased to see Donald Trump with tears in his eyes. I rejoice that we have a President, a Vice President, a First Lady, and their families who are patriotic and show their love for America. My constant prayer is that God will bless Donald Trump and bless the United States of America. Please join with me in praying for our new President that God will help him to be successful in making America great once again.


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