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Friday, March 10, 2017

Trump is Making America Great Again

What Will Make America Great Again?

What IS Making America Great Again?

Donald Trump.

We all know that Trump promised to “Make America Great Again” – It is not a state secret.

His whole focus is upon this effort to “Make America Great Again” foreign and domestic.

If that were my focus then I would weigh every decision I made upon that simple question. I would base my domestic (social and economic) along with foreign policy decisions upon that simple question. "Will this make America great again?"

Come to think about it – bottom line, Trump seems to be doing just that.

It seems to be working already in the first month of his administration.

Economically we have all heard how directly after the election the stock market took off and broke new records. Below is a link from Bloomberg to an article 3/8/2017 by Patricia Laya about Trump’s effect on jobs and wages. .

Wages have gone up, unemployment has gone down. Even the dreaded “Participation Rate” has gone up. That tells us people are starting to get back into the work force. This article is filled with good news – one good thing after another. The Obama administration would have been ecstatic if they had a month with just one of those things happening. The only bad news is that government continued to grow albeit slower due to Trump’s hiring freeze.

Politically the Dems are falling over themselves trying to see which one can be the most disconnected from the general public and reality. 

During Trump’s joint Congressional speech he said the following. “We are joined tonight by Carryn Owens, the widow of U.S. Navy Special Operator Senior Chief William Ryan Owens. Ryan died as he lived a warrior and a hero, battling against terrorism and securing our nation.” America saw and reacted to that reality with a long outburst of applause that seemed very genuine. Even the Dems stood and as they sat back down (around the 1:30 spot on the video below, the applause ascended to an even higher level and the tears of gratitude from Mrs. Owens came forth anew as she realized this outpouring was real.

That was an American moment – this was a true moment of Unity of bringing America together, this was a perfect example of Trump’s “magic”.

Emotionally this was a stunner. Politically it was a perfect example of “Speaking Truth to Power” as I will elaborate on in my next post. The “magic” of President Trump politically is shown when he interweaves a glimpse of how he governs personally when he added this. “I just spoke to our great General Mattis just now, who reconfirmed that, and I quote, ‘Ryan was a part of a highly successful raid that generated large amounts of vital intelligence that will lead to many more victories in the future against our enemy.’ Ryan’s legacy is etched into eternity.”

Even the Congress when spoken to with such stark reality stood in awe and celebrated it.

America runs best when it follows simple rules. Our Constitution is a simple document. It said all people have rights. It enumerates (lists) the few jobs the government is allowed to do, and then says “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the States, are reserved to the States respectively, or to the people.” 

“or to the people”, was not an afterthought but a reminder of who runs this country as enshrined in the first line of the Constitution written large, proud and in your face.

The founders understood America will work best when Americans are free to make their own rules and take charge of themselves. Not the other way around.

Trump knows this – Trump ran on this – Trump won on this – America will become great again on this.

We the American people do our best when government is simple. America runs into trouble when those concepts become too complicated for us and others step in to help us understand why things can’t get better. When others tell us what actions to take, we feel less responsibility for our actions.

It’s a responsibility thing. The disconnect we see between “self-governance” and what we have now starts there. When I decide which actions I take, by definition I take responsibility for them. When others tell me what to do they become responsible for my actions. For me to have freedom I need to take back the responsibility for my actions.

When this happens across the board America will be Great Again.

I’m happy to see it is starting to happen.

Regards, Bob Carr
Live Dangerously, Tell the Truth

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