Four years ago, I wrote Musing after Musing as I thrashed out my views on candidate Donald Trump. I wrote as a means of clarifying my own thoughts and many of you honed my internal conversation by adding your own ideas in the Musings’ comment section.
After the election, I wrote this piece. I think the ideas in it are still relevant and true, though my words, “Can we now [that the election is over] have a respectful conversation?” clearly were naive. If anyone was prescient enough to see how the vitriolic hatred of the Left would magnify over the past four years, it wasn’t me.
Before this pandemic, I would have rated President Trump’s presidency as an A—. I don’t know if it is possible to have a higher score. I am disappointed in his handling of COVID-19 and I also feel that he squandered a political opportunity to present himself to the whole nation as a statesman. The truth is, however, that I do not know that anyone would have handled this unprecedented crisis any better. Certainly, many would have done much worse. Nonetheless, I must now change my rating to B+. That still earns him my enthusiastic support.
I pray that God will give our country another chance, but I do want to repeat my call to us, America’s citizens. Yes, voting in elections matters tremendously, but our daily conduct and willingness to stand up for and convey our principles matters even more.
If you don’t understand words like happiness, family and life,
how will you attain them?
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