So what was my reaction to the outcome of this presidential election? In a word, it was relief. I was relieved that Donald Trump—against all odds—had the stamina, determination, and vision to see this rigorous and nasty process through to its end. I was relieved that Donald Trump, who had stood before record crowds time after time saying “we are going to win” and “we are going to make America great again” would not have to eat his words. But I was most relieved to know that the direction of our country down a socialist path would be stopped—in fact, turned around. After eight incredibly destructive years under Barrack Obama, I knew the window of opportunity would slam shut under Hillary Clinton.
What informs my faith in Donald Trump and the prospect of his saving America? He clearly loves this country. He does not despise it or wish to “fundamentally change” it as Obama and Mrs. Clinton want to do. He loves it as the place where he grew up, the place where he raised his family and created multiple businesses. He has spent a year-and-a-half touring this great nation and meeting its great people. What perhaps started as a lark for him became a raison d’être: he saw what was broken and it has become his mission to fix it.
The past eight years have created many problems for the American people. We have seen an absurd amount of money come out of the public coffers and disappear into thin air under the guise of an economic “stimulus” that never materialized. We have seen the debt doubled as Mr. Obama put forth indefensible budgets and, when not approved, used continuing resolutions to run the country. We have seen both Social Security and Medicare funds raided again and again to keep ObamaCare afloat and to financially support a flood of refugees into the country. We have seen backroom trade deals cut by a president who couldn’t care less what Congress thinks. We have seen a president assume absolute power and ignore the Constitution and the Rule of Law. No-one dared to confront him, lest the race card get played.
At every opportunity, we have seen President Obama use his talents as a former community organizer to sow divisiveness in the wake of tragedy. We have seen this president willing to destroy the coal industry in this country and yet turn his head while that same coal is sold to China, who has less compunction about burning it in ecologically responsible ways. We have seen President Obama ignore radical Islamic fanatics as they behead, drown, murder, rape, pillage, and generally visit terror upon the world. We have seen this president tell the American people that we deserved what we got on 9/11 for “disrespecting” Islam.
Who would believe that one man could bring so much chaos to a civilized society like the United States? Sadly, some Americans agree with and support what he has done to this country, but how they can reconcile a country more divided and less safe than the one we had eight years ago is beyond me.
I am certain that Donald Trump will end this mockery of the presidency and restore respect to the most powerful office in the world. I have no doubt that our allies will be reassured that we have their backs, while our enemies will take heed. Do I think he has all the answers? Probably not. But I would venture to say that his heart is in the right place: to put the American people first instead of last. May God rain down his wisdom upon Donald Trump and may Trump know it for what it is and act upon it, and may he truly embrace the words of the Presidential Oath: I do solemnly swear 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. May God Bless our 45th President of the United States of America.
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