“We will bring new opportunity to our heartland,
new prosperity to our inner cities
and new infrastructure across our nation.
When it comes to the future of America’s energy needs,
we will FIND IT,
we will DREAM IT
and we will BUILD IT”. . .
President Donald J. Trump
HIP HIP HOORAY
Twenty years from now, Americans may look back on Tuesday November 8, 2016, as the day they voted to reject their continuing slide into mediocrity and set out to make their nation great again.
This US presidential election exposed what author Ayn Rand ominously foretold 70 years ago: “When you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing — when you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods but in favors — when you see that men get richer by graft and by pull than by work, and your laws don’t protect you against them — when you see corruption being rewarded and honesty becoming a self-sacrifice — you may know that your society is doomed.”
Generations of Americans have taken for granted that their system’s checks and balances would protect them from such a fate. They took pride in what author Samuel Huntington calls the “American Creed”, from which flows equality before the law, equality of opportunity, freedom of speech and association, self-reliance, limited government, free markets, and decentralised and devolved public authority.
When freedom’s flame was flickering elsewhere, this creed enabled a diverse cultural melting pot to become an assimilated superpower, home to half the world’s gross domestic product.
That was before a succession of Robin Hood presidents imposed their glib socialist ideals on a gullible and unsuspecting public. Obama was one of them and one of the worst of them.
Trumps job is to fix Obama’s mess. He has begun even as the people against him have been trying to stop him. So far he’s been winning but the opposition is increasing. His moves to make America energy independent will benefit American’s, even the ones who hate him.