by Andy Weddington
Wednesday, 08 February 2017
Let parents bequeath to their children not riches, but the spirit of reverence. Plato
Enough of the tantrums over the election of President Donald Trump.
Last evening on Facebook I read a post about a Girl Scout outfit planning a field trip to Washington, D.C.
I recall such a trip (though not a Girl Scout - things were pretty normal in those days) while in 8th grade.
Anyway, the gist of the post was one little girl's mother was not going to permit her daughter to go.
President Donald Trump.
From my schoolboy days I remember being told anyone can grow up to be President. Anyone.
Is that no longer taught to children?
That a citizen with no political experience (holding elective office) whatsoever can run for President and be elected is exactly why everyone in America should be jumping for joy and celebrating.
Thank God such a country exists. Thank God!
Donald Trump saw a mess. Disgusted, he decided, if elected, he could fix it. He ran a brilliant campaign. He won! Fair and square while defeating every opponent, including an opponent (media) that should not have been nor be, he won.
Let that sink in.
Donald won! He is Billy and Janey. So too his predecessor.
That's the lesson to teach children: Don't like something? Then engage and do something about it. Persevere. Do not quit. Do not be denied.
That Girl Scout mother is a loser. Plain and simple, she is a loser. And she is raising a loser - too young to understand.
So what are the odds that little girl will grow up to be President? Practically astronomical.
And what are the odds she'll grow up to be a loser?
For that mother is not teaching daughter the idea of reverence - for the great(er) concept of America. And as to riches, we all lose a little something.
Were Donald Trump Black, Hispanic, transgender, transvestite, a cross-dresser, or some other quirk of our land of the free he'd be hugged (not being mugged, slugged, and tugged) at every turn.
Truth - from a Boy Scout and Marine.
I supported Barack Obama until he declared, in public remarks, Americans who disagreed with him the enemy. Loser! And, at that point, unworthy of office.