I vowed never to write about politics here, ever again, but I’m curious about a few things. The first is this: If you voted for Trump are you getting what you wanted? Is America Great Again yet? Is what you are seeing out of this President what you were looking for in the voting booth? Is the position, the office of the President, elevated because of his election? Does the man’s character and demeanor seem presidential to you? Has he brought to the White House a sense of nobility and honor?
The men and women Trump has employed as servants of the American public, do they seem to be the best people who could assume positions of power and policy? Does the people who speak for the President seem forthright and honest, respectful of the truth when dealing with the media,
and the citizens of America?
Are our alliances with our friends stronger? Does America enjoy the respect and admiration of other countries because of the leadership skills and diplomacy of our nation’s highest office? Do those nations historically hostile to the interest of America fear this man will create a stronger
and more unified allied force, with those nations who have always supported us in times of strife?
Are our nation’s institutions of learning, from the first grade to public Universities, better off under this administration? Is education a priority, is it respected and honored by this president, and will the children of America look back at his term as one that elevated the intellectual
prowess of this country? Is there a clear vision as to where our public education is, should be, and will be in the future?
Are we a better society? Are we more unified now? Do we have a better understanding of how to resolve difficult issues without hostility and conflict because of our President? Is there a concise and tenable process by which there is resolution between our two major parties, overseen by the leader of this country so that our needs are served by a spirit of bipartisanship? Are his communication skills with his opposition such that agreement can be reached on issues vital to this country’s survival?
Is the world a safer, cleaner, and more stable place because of this president? Globally speaking, are things better now? Has The Leader of the Free World shown expansive and stable guidance that other nations might follow in critical issues that affect all humanity? Is there a vision from America that others might yearn to emulate? Does the beacon from the Statue of Liberty still shine brightly for others to see?
Are we better people? Do we enjoy a life free from intrusion and anxiety? Are we living longer lives that are healthier lives now? Are we on the path to do so? Will our children inherit a better world for having this president? Will we be able to give them that world, and be happy for having done so?
Did you get what you voted for in the last election? Do you regret your vote?
Mike writes regularly at his site: The Hickory Head Hermit.Opinions expressed in this article are not necessarily those of the management of this site.