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Greetings ta ever one in western Illinois and all readers of “The Quill.”
In God We Trust
Someone (a reader of the Quill) shared with me the follow’n information;
Noah’s Ark: Everything I need to know, I learned from Noah’s Ark.
One: Don’t miss the boat.
Two: Remember that we are all in the same boat.
Three: Plan ahead. It wasn’t raining when Noah built the Ark.
Four: Stay fit. When you’re 80 years old, someone may ask you to do something really big.
Five: Don’t listen to critics; just get on with the job that needs to be done.
Six: Build your future on high ground.
Seven: For safety’s sake, travel in pairs.
Eight: Speed isn’t always an advantage. The snails were on board with the cheetahs.
Nine: When you’re stressed, float awhile.
Ten: Remember, the Ark was built by amateurs; the Titanic by professionals.
Eleven: No matter the storm, there’s always a rainbow waiting.
So there ya have it then, this person was not afraid of tomorrow, for she had seen yesterday and she loves today.
Most folk walk in and out of our lives, but friends leave footprints in our hearts.
Trump’s First Year
Around these parts most of the large daily newspapers are radically one sided, slanted, several ta the left. Almost on a daily basis they print material critically slanted against our current president.
Well fer a change I’m forward’n the follow’n information on President Trump, sent ta the Quill by a reader, who is a retired Marine from Florida:
Trump’s Momentous First Year
We’ve experienced a miracle in our day that a lot of us thought we might never see again.
The conservative base wanted a consequential President; one who could overcome a combination of our country’s decline, the neutering of conservative principle, the increasingly poor economy, the leftward lurch of our major institutions, the suicidal tendencies grafted into our country by the left, and the increasing mindlessness of our culture. Trump filled the ticket as a candidate.
We’ve seen his Presidency for the better part of a year. We can now say emphatically, this is the most effective first year of any President in our lifetime, perhaps in a century.
Including Ronald Reagan, who was the one that drew me to the political realm. Reagan drew me to conservatism, he articulated the principles that reset America for twenty-five years. He was my hero, the one who has clearly carried the banner of a consequential President.
And Reagan did some things better than Trump.
I preferred his demeanor. I preferred his jokes (although Trump can be hilariously funny). I preferred his speeches. And Reagan had a wonderful record; eight years of huge accomplishments.
Resetting the US economy. Resetting our military. Resetting our love of country, our optimism, our purpose.
He almost single handedly bankrupted the Soviet Union, and won the cold war. He took a series of major ideas, ran on them, and then proceeded to fulfill his promises and bring them into being.
My praise of Reagan’s Presidency is in no way meant to diminish Trump.
Reagan was the greatest President since World War II, and perhaps the Twentieth Century.
Now, as good as Reagan’s record of accomplishments were, Trump’s first year has actually been better. I am in no way impugning Reagan, he was one of our great Presidents. I’m just saying that Trump’s first year was the most consequential of any President I know, including Reagan. Hardly faint praise.
An incomplete list:
There will be many lists of his accomplishments in the next month, a few have come out already.
Some on the left understand what is happening, while most on the left run around like chicken littles telling us the sky is falling, that “The Russians are Coming”! That Trump doesn’t know what is is doing.
That Trump is the evil of evils. That Trump has never done anything right in his whole life!
In the meantime, Trump has plans to begin rebuilding infrastructure, building the wall, to make a military be strong and proud again, to honor our veterans, our police, perhaps fully repeal Obamacare. There is more, his list is large, and he is learning at warp speed.
Newt Gingrich comments during the campaign, that Trump was the fastest learner he had ever seen. His campaign grew from week to week.
I hoped Trump would follow up on his promises, but I’d not have gotten angry if Trump tried to set forth half of what he promised during the campaign. That would have been a major improvement on our last two GOP Presidents, who were disappointments.
Little did I know that he would genuinely plan to fulfill all his promises. And that it would be clearly a successful plan evident by the end of his first year. As President he learns how to do more each week.
I’m not suggesting he is done, not at all. He’s not. He seems to be just starting. But he’s shown us what a consequential President is made of.
The blue-collar billionaire builder has simply begun a miracle in the United States of America.
He is pointing us to a great America. By God’s grace, we can reclaim the USA. He’s just pointing. We need to do our part alongside him. Work hard.
Well there ya have it then, just as it was sent in.
The boys will have much ta dwell on fer a spell. If’n ya are left leaning ya will have certain thoughts about Trump’s actions that may differ from the right leaning folk. This is a given that comes with freedom in a democracy.
Hope’n ta see ya in church this weekend with you’s family and friends.
Remember, wherever ya are, whatever ya be a do’n ‘BE A GOOD ONE!’
Keep on Smile’n
Count yer many blessings
Catch ya later