Thursday, November 23, 2017

Giving Thanks

First and foremost, Donald J. Trump, NOT Hillary R. Clinton, is president.  That is reason alone to celebrate every day as Thanksgiving.

Trump appointed Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, not an ideological clone of Ruth Bader Ginsburg or Sonia Sotomayor that Hillary Clinton would have appointed.  With luck, Trump will appoint two or three more Gorsuch-style justices, thus preserving and protecting the Constitution of the United States.

President Trump has halted, and begun to roll back, the federal regulatory steamroller that has suppressed initiative, entrepreneurship, economic freedom, and growth.  Seven more years of deregulation will liberate Americans for a generation.

President Trump may succeed in slashing tax rates and improve incentives for work, saving and investment.  Hillary Clinton would have raised tax rates to advance her socialist redistribution program.

The legacies of President Bush and Obama are defined by invasions of Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya, the rise of ISIS, thousands of military and civilian deaths, hundreds of thousands of military and civilian wounded, over a million displaced persons, and trillions of dollars of wasted expenditure, leaving the Middle east and North Africa (MENA) worse off than before Bush took office.  President Trump has (so far) avoided the mistake of invading another MENA country and trying to replace it with a democracy, which failed in every case. 

On the domestic front, Bush presided over the greatest financial and economic crisis, known as the Great Recession, since the Great Depression.  Obama, for his part, presided over eight years of sub-standard growth. President Trump is presiding over stronger growth, lower unemployment, and a booming stock market.

Much remains to be done.  Seven more years of Trump, if he stays the course, will MAGA!

Happy Thanksgiving.

PS.  To those of you who supported other Republican presidential candidates or Hillary Clinton in 2016, or just plain don’t like Trump, may you enjoy this day of feasting before resuming your tweeting, blogging, writing, and speaking against Trump.  Resistance is futile.  You will be TRUMPED.