by Andy Weddington
Wednesday, 25 May 2016
Patriotism is supporting your country all of the time, and your government when it deserves it. Mark Twain
This afternoon I watched the first 15-20 minutes of a broadcast covering a Trump rally in California.
The beginning worthy of note.
In short, upon arrival Mr. Trump was told, for whatever (dopey) reason, there was not time to open with our National Anthem.
Think about that.
The Republican nominee for President of the United States shows up to a packed arena, complete with protesters outside and in, and he's told there's not time for our National Anthem.
And Mr. Trump thought so, too.
He didn't have to think about it.
Mr. Trump made sure our National Anthem opened the rally.
He invited the young woman who'd been chosen to sing on stage. And she belted it out - beautifully. Mr. Trump stood aside with right hand over heart.
And then he continued with the rally.
Good for Mr. Trump - a patriot.
I'm sure our brethren engaged in combat share that sentiment.
About the same time as the Trump rally came news the Inspector General of the State Department concluded, in his just released report, that Hillary Clinton's use of private communications was not authorized, violated policy (and, in turn, federal law), and she nor her aides were cooperative during the inquiry.
Each of those elements contrary to what Mrs. Clinton has been claiming.
And surely that is only the beginnings of what's to come about Mrs. Clinton's deliberately derelict performance of duty as Secretary of State.
Some talking heads have prematurely opined they do not believe she was engaged in selling state secrets.
That's an opinion I do not share. Because, from news reports, there was too much national security classified information flowing freely and too many dollars likewise to the Clinton Foundation to assume anything other than the worst - unless you're a fool.
And she is the presumed Democrat nominee for president?
She's the best they can come up with?
Never mind 'Crazy Bernie' (Mr. Trump's endearing pet nick for Mrs. Clinton's competition).
What a contrast...
Mr. Trump intends to make America great again.
And Mrs. Clinton grates.
God Bless America!
The Stars and Stripes Forever.
There's always time for country.
Go Hillary, to prison.