This Man Who Would Be King…

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What will he say, or proclaim to be true, tonight? President Trump addresses Congress on live TV this evening, just past having skipped the White House dinner for the nation’s press corps.

The man who would be King of the United States of America, Donald J. Trump, is rarely referred to as President Trump by those outside government circles who have something about him to express. This is a phenomena. And while everyone who didn’t vote for him keeps taking pop shots, he himself keeps bashing the country’s press as liars, as never printing the real story, a second phenomena of this man’s Presidency.

It is our great Constitution, which has ensured our freedoms for over two centuries, that lies in the middle of the controversy over this Presidency. Mr. Trump is convinced, apparently, that the US government can be run by executive orders. He signs executive orders to set policy, without US Congressional approval, a direct contradiction to US Constitutional law. When judges overturn, or abolish, such executive orders as unconstitutional, the President writes more executive orders to overturn his judges.

Yet, Mr. Trump claims any judge he appoints will gain that status most importantly because that judge is known to and continues to be willing to first of all uphold the Constitution of the United States.

Keeping an open mind is paramount to keeping our freedoms, but the scales are tipping in the direction of kingship, a one-man show. Let us listen carefully tonight and be vigilant!

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Binding Up Wounds

As early as May of 1856, at Bloomington, Illinois, before he was elected President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln observed in a speech that “A house divided against itself cannot stand”.

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With protestors steadily in the streets since Donald J. Trump became America’s President-elect, chaos has strengthened itself.

Lincoln was a great moral Presidential leader; he cared about this nation’s people and its growth. When the issues of slavery and secession divided the United States, his Second Inaugural speech contained this partial paragraph:

“With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation’s wounds…”

Let us wait no longer to begin that journey together…

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