Don't Give Trump Credit
A nice commentary on a blog here dealing with something that I'd noticed but wasn't sure how to address. It has to do with all the gloom and doom over Trump's win and predictions of catastrophe under his presidency. If nothing else, I felt they're giving the office of The President way too much power. Yep, the presidency does have a lot of power, but much of that power has been given him by the same people complaining about it now. As I pointed out yesterday, when you give the government power to give you everything you want, you also give it the power to take it all away.
That blogger takes a slightly different approach to it:
There’s anguished cries of, ‘How will my children grow up knowing not to discriminate?’ or, ‘How can I look my daughter in the eye and tell her she has purpose?’ Really? Really, America? You have given Donald Trump, a mere mortal man, far more credit than he deserves, especially considering the man hasn’t even taken office yet. Trump does not have the power to mold our families, that is our flat-out our responsibility. Your children will learn to love or hate, be respectful or disrespectful, wise or foolish, not by the character of the family in the White House, but by the family in their house. May I submit to you that your sons and daughters will be far, far more influenced by their teachers, coaches, 4-H, FFA, Scouts or church group leaders than they will a man on TV.
Good point. He won't have too much effect on your personal life unless you want him to, so relax, the world won't come to and end, at least not right away.