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Dear President Trump:
You probably won’t ever see this, but my fellow Ricochet members will. Today I was on my way to a major dental appointment (all went well), and had the radio on. I heard Rush Limbaugh say that they are trying to make you (the Progressives) physically sick – in addition to piling on the stress of making you emotionally sick. I already considered that, before Limbaugh said it, because this latest impeachment bull has made me physically sick. I felt sick when I heard the “hypothetical” from Adam Schiff. I want to tell you, as an average American, just a few things as follows:
– When I went to the polls in 2016, I never gave the Russians a second thought. I originally liked Ted Cruz. When you became the nominee, that was it. There was no way in hell that I would color in the circle next to Hillary Clinton’s name. The reason being that it had nothing to do with Russia, or the stupid wikileaks emails or Hillary’s complete and total ineptness. My vote was 100% against the continuation of the Obama administration – Hope and Change – that transformed my country into something I didn’t recognize. That made me sick, but he was our president for eight (long) years and I respected that and him. I respected his time in office, I was happy that our country was color-blind to race when he was elected, and I hoped that he would have done great things. He did not.
I’ll back up. I was a lifelong Democrat, from generations of staunch, proud Democrats. So was my husband’s family. I voted for Bill Clinton twice, until I went into political rehab and came out to vote for my first Republican, George W. Bush. I wrote to him too – several times. The hairs on the back of my neck stood up when he gave his inaugural speech (after the hanging chads and court disputes), as we were planning to move from liberal Massachusetts to Florida. I thanked God that Gore was not the winner. I thanked God again that Bush was in the driver’s seat after 9/11. He was not a perfect person. He didn’t always make perfect choices. Neither are you. He was just a man, and you are just a man – just a flawed human being.
All this Ukraine mess – I am half -Ukrainian and half-Polish. My ancestors are rolling over in their graves. They suffered and fled Europe to come to the United States with nothing, and by the grace of God, here am I, along with many legal immigrants who also fled war and persecution and embraced America — its laws and language — and started over.
Let those without sin cast the first stone. I have much to atone for in my life. I recognize you as just a man – not a saint – just like Bush. I could never be a saint. But I was taught to judge by the fruits. I was also taught that sometimes God has mercy and raises up people who defy the hanging chads, for “a time such as this.” So far, you are doing very well. Let’s talk about that – those fruits:
You stand up for the unborn, and the sanctity of life, condemning the latest nightmare abortion “laws” regarding human life being “allowed” to be born, but found not worthy to live.
You stand up for our allies – even if they don’t realize it. You ask them to beef up their defenses, while assuring them we have their backs, and discouraging them from making deals with dictators.
You encourage entrepreneurship because this is your arena. You offer incentives to business to invest in America, in the inner cities, then deregulate laws imposed by our previous administration to inhibit growth, but you do it responsibly, still honoring clean air, water, and encouraging new industries to care for the environment – everyone wins. The economy is proving that.
You encourage equality by hosting people of color to the White House to talk about difficulties within our most challenging cities, and encourage law enforcement to stand their ground against drug dealers and gangs, who are trying to destroy our cities and small towns. You preach responsibility on a personal level, and try to create opportunity for all races. You also stand up for the laws on the books regarding immigration, which is something the last administration threw out with the bathwater, and now we have a crisis. You love the people of Mexico and Central and South America. You just want our laws to be respected and enforced.
You are against drugs. You want the borders enforced and want this drug epidemic against our most vulnerable, our youth, brought under control.
You stand up for Israel, our ally in the Middle East and recognize their right to exist. You also want to help the plight of the Palestinians, you are offering economic incentives and investment, not only lifting them up, but also trying to defuse a long battle in the Middle East, a battle that is also being fought in the spiritual realm – and those bent on evil, will keep battling against your plans for peace in the Middle East.
You encourage family, children, and want to build up America, so America can build up those that are suffering across the world. You are willing to talk to dictators and rogue regimes, in the hope that they’ll seize an opportunity to turn away from evil, and embrace a better situation for their citizens. Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t – but you try.
You stand up for people of faith. Thank you for hosting the various representatives from across the world into the Oval Office to talk about religious persecution. The Mainstream Media may not have covered that, but Ricochet did. Every race, religion, and plea, you gave your full attention to. I cried when I saw it. You asked them questions – where are your loved ones being held? What town? You thanked them for having courage to come and tell their story. That means everything. I judge you by your fruits and so does God. I believe He was present in that room.
Then you took your time in front of the UN recently to talk about that one subject – you used your time, not to talk about Global Warming or business, but about religious persecution. “These evil attacks are an attack on all of humanity.” You addressed China – one of the biggest persecutors of the faithful. Thank you.
Don’t let the desperate and depressed, who care nothing about any of the above, but only for power to make you sick, or give up. Thank you for serving – it’s a difficult and dirty job, in the trenches. Thank you, President Trump.Published in