No matter what the game, basketball, football, soccer, life—you name it, no one wants to be hustled. Even as children (and maybe especially children) we all have an internal that’s not fair button. Children are the best at calling out the unfairness in things, and it matters to them. At least if the unfairness comes from someone else to them. The number one rule of all games is thou shalt not cheat.
But we are bombarded by many things in life and another rule that is more difficult is thou shalt not believe a lie. How many times have we read advertisements and thought maybe it’s what we’re looking for? We don’t want to believe a lie…sometimes.
I’m amazed at so much of the rhetoric coming out of people’s mouths in our present atmosphere. One that is brilliantly dazzling is the idea some express—I’m afraid. People have been afraid since the serpent beguiled Eve in the garden. As Adam said in Genesis 3:10 “And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.”
So, what are these people afraid of? They say they are afraid of our President. I find it odd to be afraid of President Trump, a president that is in the running for three Nobel Peace Prizes. He’s also done more for black Americans through prison reform and high employment for all of us. Even though he’s been accused of helping his rich friends, I’m not rich, he doesn’t know me and Old Fuzzy and I have been at the below poverty level most of our lives and we got a tax break.
And we need to stop worrying about the rich getting more money and pay attention to our own pocket and affairs. I’ve seen poor folks from other countries come here and because they can hustle they make a good living. I believe Americans need to cut back on freebies across the board. We’re turning into a generation of lazies looking for unemployment rather than work. Cutting back on freebies for all would cut back on anyone looking for handouts.
I admit when this man began his bid for the presidency he wasn’t my candidate. No one knew his record, and although he said some good things he said some not so good things as well. But I’m a writer and that means research is in my DNA or whatnot. I came across the interview back in the nineties that gave me hope. He was asked, “Donald, you have everything you could want. You have wealth, power (etc.) have you ever thought about running for the presidency?” No, he said, I don’t want that. The only way I’d do that is if my country needed me.”
I came across the information that after that interview, at one time he thought about running and David Dukes bounced around the idea of supporting him—he backed out because he didn’t want that kind of person in his campaign. He’s a businessman and has been one for his adult life, but he never lost sight of the common person. He’s admitted he felt he had more in common with the taxi drivers than the big-wigs.
In many of the past elections, we, the common person, would vote for the person who was supposed to champion American values, American rights, and American what have you’s only for the candidate to get to Washington, D.C. and morph into something we couldn’t recognize. There were a few that didn’t, but mighty few. I’m unashamedly a conservative person.
I believe in personal responsibility, and government needs to butt out of our lives except in matters where they are really needed to keep us safe. (Heads –up corona virus shut down was not it.) But we the common people suffer under more and more government regulation and our elected representatives keep forgetting us and what we sent them there for.
So, when a man who was not a paid politician stood up for the common man and said, “The forgotten man will be forgotten no longer.” It resonated. I’m not black nor a Democrat, but when he asks what have you got to lose? I look at the rioting, looting, and anarchy the other side pays for and supports (not on the conservative side) my answer is everything. And that is something to be afraid of. My prayers are with our President Trump.
14) Do all things without murmurings and disputings:
15) That ye may be blameless and harmless, the sons of God, without rebuke, in the midst of a crooked and perverse nation, among whom ye shine as lights in the world;
16) Holding forth the word of life; that I may rejoice in the day of Christ, that I have not run in vain, neither laboured in vain.