Nation needs to come together

Published 4:47 pm Thursday, January 26, 2017

I firmly believe there is nothing this president, Donald Trump, could say or do to please the mainstream media or the rabble rousing intolerants on the left. No amount of concessions or freebies could ever square him with these people.

They are so vehemently opposed to him and will do anything and everything in an effort to delegitimize his presidency. Trump could give them the world and they would still want a potato patch on the moon.

Our nation is divided along party and ideological lines to the extend of it being a hindrance to the free flow of ideas and solutions to the problems facing it. There are those who want free healthcare from cradle to grave, free college educations, open borders for illegals to flood the country and exemptions for whatever special interest group they represent. The drift toward globalization, socialism and big government the last eight years has gone so far it appears the only way back is through tough love with the only alternative being a total collapse from debt. Heaven forbid.

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Change has to come, and I believe it will, but it is going to be a very ruckus turbulent next four years.

Herbert Hoover’s campaign slogan in 1928 was, “A chicken in every pot and a car in every garage.”

Well, we all know how that turned out. Before he was out, no one had a chicken, a car or even a pot to cook the chicken in. It appears some believe they are owed something for just being here, I suppose and government should supply everything at someone else’s expense.  There is no such thing as a free lunch. The people are the government and the people have to defend and support it, as used to be explained in grammar school social studies.

Abraham Lincoln in 1860 enticed voters with “vote yourself a farm,” referring to a law granting homesteads to western lands.

Throughout our history, there have been all kinds of promises made, and most of it is giving away something that doesn’t belong to them. William McKinley in 1900 ran on “four more years of the full dinner pail.” Woodrow Wilson’s slogan “the man of the eight hour day” in 1912 sure sounded great and tickled the ears of voters. Not many jobs even today can you devote only eight hours a day to and be successful.

As far as all the protests and demonstrations going on, I wouldn’t be too concerned.

The nasty vulgar language being used by some of the speakers and their signs diminishes their importance and objectives.

The elected representatives of the people boycotting the inauguration were not going to support this administration anyway.

They were elected mainly from safe democratic districts, but will have to answer to their constituency at election time.

Clearly, they were not missed from the duly authorized process of peacefully transferring of power. At least, that’s the way I see it.