Open Letter to President Trump

 

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.

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  1. CarolJoy, Above Top Secret Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret
    @CarolJoy

    Happy to post the first like, for your most excellent letter to the President.

    Here’s hoping he sees it, somehow.

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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
    @GossamerCat

    I think you should mail it to him.  You never know.  But you expressed  the case for Trump beautifully.  And with the exception of the line about being a lifelong Democrat, I could have written all those lines myself.  

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  3. PHCheese Inactive
    PHCheese
    @PHCheese

    Here, here!

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  4. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Let me join in the praise of others. Thank you for this post.

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  5. SpiritO'78 Inactive
    SpiritO'78
    @SpiritO78

    sums it up perfectly

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  6. RushBabe49 Thatcher
    RushBabe49
    @RushBabe49

    You forgot just one thing.

    President Trump, you have the most beautiful and gracious First Lady, who has endured the same shower of opprobrium from the so-called Press since Day One.  She, and you, do not in any way deserve this.

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  7. Goldwaterwoman Thatcher
    Goldwaterwoman
    @goldwaterwoman

    Hear ye, hear ye, hear ye!

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  8. Kay of MT Inactive
    Kay of MT
    @KayofMT

    Add my name to your letter to President Trump.

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  9. The Scarecrow Thatcher
    The Scarecrow
    @TheScarecrow

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    Happy to post the first like, for your most excellent letter to the President.

    Here’s hoping he sees it, somehow.

    No, here’s hoping everyone sees it. That was perfect. My thoughts exactly.

    We always have to say “Well, Trump is obviously [insert something crass], but at least he [insert something conservatives might like].

    I hate this. Trump is our first non-politician president, that mythical thing everybody always claims they want. (To every 6th grader for the last 30 years: “Stand up for yourself; of course you could be President one day!)

    Well, then it happened – a civilian (non pro-politician) became president! And immediately all those 6th grader-lovers turned on him because he was not a professional politician, with all their “skills”.

    WTF?

    We conservatives keep sheepishly listing the good things he’s done despite being a horrible cad. (Which is total BS – he’s not a cad, he’s a character, an open and honest one.)

    But I think the best thing he’s done is to show how much full of s*** many people are who every cycle bemoan that “the politicians are all the same, if only we could get a true voice of the people!”

    Well ,you’ve got one. He’s not perfect, but he’s absolutely something no other politician I can think of has ever been – exactly what he claimed to be, when he was asking for our vote. And what he claimed to be is working out pretty well so far.

    Gary?

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  10. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
    Gossamer Cat
    @GossamerCat

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    Happy to post the first like, for your most excellent letter to the President.

    Here’s hoping he sees it, somehow.

    No, here’s hoping everyone sees it. That was perfect. My thoughts exactly.

    We always have to say “Well, Trump is obviously [insert something crass], but at least he [insert something conservatives might like].

    I hate this. Trump is our first non-politician president, that mythical thing everybody always claims they want. (To every 6th grader for the last 30 years: “Stand up for yourself; of course you could be President one day!)

    Well, then it happened – a civilian (non pro-politician) became president! And immediately all those 6th grader-lovers turned on him because he was not a professional politician, with all their “skills”.

    WTF?

    We conservatives keep sheepishly listing the good things he’s done despite being a horrible cad. (Which is total BS – he’s not a cad, he’s a character, an open and honest one.)

    But I think the best thing he’s done is to show how much full of s*** many people are who every cycle bemoan that “the politicians are all the same, if only we could get a true voice of the people!”

    Well ,you’ve got one. He’s not perfect, but he’s absolutely something no other politician I can think of has ever been – exactly what he claimed to be, when he was asking for our vote. And what he claimed to be is working out pretty well so far.

    Gary?

    Also well said.  

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  11. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    RushBabe49 (View Comment):

    You forgot just one thing.

    President Trump, you have the most beautiful and gracious First Lady, who has endured the same shower of opprobrium from the so-called Press since Day One. She, and you, do not in any way deserve this.

    Yes – how could I forget to mention The First Lady? She’s not only beautiful, but gracious and cares about children – that they get the message “Be Best”.   She’s not trying to change their nature, or gender or lunch menu, but just being their champion and telling them they can do whatever they choose in life. 

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  12. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    The Scarecrow (View Comment):

    CarolJoy, Above Top Secret (View Comment):

    Happy to post the first like, for your most excellent letter to the President.

    Here’s hoping he sees it, somehow.

    No, here’s hoping everyone sees it. That was perfect. My thoughts exactly.

    We always have to say “Well, Trump is obviously [insert something crass], but at least he [insert something conservatives might like].

    I hate this. Trump is our first non-politician president, that mythical thing everybody always claims they want. (To every 6th grader for the last 30 years: “Stand up for yourself; of course you could be President one day!)

    Well, then it happened – a civilian (non pro-politician) became president! And immediately all those 6th grader-lovers turned on him because he was not a professional politician, with all their “skills”.

    WTF?

    We conservatives keep sheepishly listing the good things he’s done despite being a horrible cad. (Which is total BS – he’s not a cad, he’s a character, an open and honest one.)

    But I think the best thing he’s done is to show how much full of s*** many people are who every cycle bemoan that “the politicians are all the same, if only we could get a true voice of the people!”

    Well ,you’ve got one. He’s not perfect, but he’s absolutely something no other politician I can think of has ever been – exactly what he claimed to be, when he was asking for our vote. And what he claimed to be is working out pretty well so far.

    Gary?

    Loved this comment – yes – a non-politician, a character for sure, but you know when he says he loves this country, he means it, and doesn’t apologize for America all over the world.

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  13. Bill Nelson Inactive
    Bill Nelson
    @BillNelson

    Can I add a post script?

    P.S. Mr. President.

    So why have you squandered such a good opportunity by incredibly stupid actions? Stop tweeting. But I am sure you have been told this, but you seem unable to do so. Stop making everything about you, it’s not. You recently were asked how the farmers felt about you and your trade policy and you replied that you had given them $14B. You did not, we did.

    Stop believing every stupid conspiracy theory about your political opponents. Those democrats who oppose you are actually good, decent people. We may disagree with their policies, but they are good people. As are almost all Americans.

    Stop getting rid of good people. Have advisors and listen to them. Guts are notoriously uninformed. Treat your people with dignity. You ask for loyalty, show some.

    Everything you do and say will become public, sooner rather than later. Know this, and act on this. Never say anything your grandmother would not like.

    At the end of each day know that you are the president of all Americans. Appreciate them. And thank them for the opportunity. Even AOC and Nancy.

     

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  14. Eugene Kriegsmann Member
    Eugene Kriegsmann
    @EugeneKriegsmann

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    Can I add a post script?

    P.S. Mr. President.

    So why have you squandered such a good opportunity by incredibly stupid actions? Stop tweeting. But I am sure you have been told this, but you seem unable to do so. Stop making everything about you, it’s not. You recently were asked how the farmers felt about you and your trade policy and you replied that you had given them $14B. You did not, we did.

    Stop believing every stupid conspiracy theory about your political opponents. Those democrats who oppose you are actually good, decent people. We may disagree with their policies, but they are good people. As are almost all Americans.

    Stop getting rid of good people. Have advisors and listen to them. Guts are notoriously uninformed. Treat your people with dignity. You ask for loyalty, show some.

    Everything you do and say will become public, sooner rather than later. Know this, and act on this. Never say anything your grandmother would not like.

    At the end of each day know that you are the president of all Americans. Appreciate them. And thank them for the opportunity. Even AOC and Nancy.

     

    I agree fully with your first paragraph. Particularly your last two sentences in that paragraph. After listening to the Democrats in the House and Senate and to those currently running for president, I have to wholeheartedly disagree with your second paragraph. I find that there is a true absence of integrity that runs through the Democrat party. Their willingness to lie, to scheme, to stand together without regard to the truth of any issue gainsays your point that they are good people. They most certainly are not. These are not the same kind of Democrats who stood behind Truman and Roosevelt or John Kennedy. These are people who decided that anyone who opposed their agenda was not just “wrong”, but evil. The agenda of the Democrats is not politics, it is religion. They have demonstrated that over and over, and it is not a religions that shares any of the values of modern day civilizations. It is a religion more suited to the middle ages.

    I was against Trump’s nomination, didn’t want him elected president anymore than I wanted Hillary to be elected. However, I have been forced day by day to side with Trump, as much as I dislike him personally, by the incredible ugliness of those who have set themselves up as his accusers, judges, and juries, who have created absurd scenarios and predicted his removal since a time prior to his inauguration. These aren’t good people, these aren’t good Americans, these are ideologues with neither your or my good in mind. They don’t want a democratic republic governed by laws unless its laws are exactly as they decide they should be. I am disgusted by them, and I will vote for Trump in 2020, something I didn’t do in 2016, because of them.

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  15. Phil Turmel Coolidge
    Phil Turmel
    @PhilTurmel

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):
    Can I add a post script?

    Hah!  Might as well as well say “Just Kidding!  You’re an [expletive]”.

    If it were my letter, I’d say “No, you can’t.”

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  16. Rodin Member
    Rodin
    @Rodin

    Bill Nelson (View Comment):

    Can I add a post script?

    P.S. Mr. President.

    So why have you squandered such a good opportunity by incredibly stupid actions? Stop tweeting. But I am sure you have been told this, but you seem unable to do so. Stop making everything about you, it’s not. You recently were asked how the farmers felt about you and your trade policy and you replied that you had given them $14B. You did not, we did.

    Stop believing every stupid conspiracy theory about your political opponents. Those democrats who oppose you are actually good, decent people. We may disagree with their policies, but they are good people. As are almost all Americans.

    Stop getting rid of good people. Have advisors and listen to them. Guts are notoriously uninformed. Treat your people with dignity. You ask for loyalty, show some.

    Everything you do and say will become public, sooner rather than later. Know this, and act on this. Never say anything your grandmother would not like.

    At the end of each day know that you are the president of all Americans. Appreciate them. And thank them for the opportunity. Even AOC and Nancy.

     

    I think its poor form to add a “P.S” that contradicts the open letter. Make a comment, but do not hijack the post.

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  17. Scott Wilmot Member
    Scott Wilmot
    @ScottWilmot

    Good letter. We’ve never had a pro-life champion in the White House like President Trump. His recent speech to the U.N. was fantastic.

    This week, the United States officially joined the pro-life resistance. President Donald Trump told the U.N. General Assembly that “Americans will never tire of defending innocent life. We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand—right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.”

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/2019/united-nations-pro-life-champion-trump

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  18. BastiatJunior Member
    BastiatJunior
    @BastiatJunior

    Well said and I hope he sees it.  Editors?

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  19. Front Seat Cat Member
    Front Seat Cat
    @FrontSeatCat

    Scott Wilmot (View Comment):

    Good letter. We’ve never had a pro-life champion in the White House like President Trump. His recent speech to the U.N. was fantastic.

    This week, the United States officially joined the pro-life resistance. President Donald Trump told the U.N. General Assembly that “Americans will never tire of defending innocent life. We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand—right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.”

    https://www.crisismagazine.com/2019/united-nations-pro-life-champion-trump

    Scott – I’m realizing that Trump (and the rest of us) are up against something much bigger than we can imagine.  This call for impeachment I think, is because Trump is  asking too many questions – and is standing up for things that the last administration and those still deeply entrenched are in completely the opposite mindset – specifically socialism, communism, radicalism, revolution, atheism, and will do whatever it takes to ensure Trump doesn’t get a second term.  It’s deeply disturbing to the rest of us – and a call to dust off your mama’s army boots.  We need to pray for our country, the presidency, and even (I daresay) our enemies, to be turned to what is good, right and true.  You know what I am saying.

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  20. Kay of MT Inactive
    Kay of MT
    @KayofMT

    Front Seat Cat (View Comment):
    We need to pray for our country, the presidency, and even (I daresay) our enemies, to be turned to what is good, right and true. You know what I am saying.

    Yes, we do know what you are saying, and I agree.

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  21. Jules PA Inactive
    Jules PA
    @JulesPA

    Amen @frontseatcat

    😻

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