Trump’s Day One

Today is the day that President-elect Trump becomes President Trump.  The Obama’s are out and the country is bracing for what the next four years will hold.

To-date, I have lived through five American Presidents – each with their pros and cons, and none without flaw or error.  Donald Trump certainly has his fair share of problems but I wish him well.  I will be praying for him and his family in this new office because the truth is that we all need him to do well.  There are a lot of people who are still angry over the election and I get that, but the truth of the matter is that today we need to stand together.

As I write this I am watching the tweets come in with images of rioters smashing windows and destroying property in Washington.  A Washington Post reported is thrown to the ground by riot police.  A Starbucks window is smashed in with the anarchy symbol painted on the wall.  Protestors smashed the window of a limo and threw a flare inside to light it on fire.  Is this what our “democracy” is supposed to represent?

People may be chanting #NotMyPresident, but he is now all of our President.  If he crosses the line and becomes a strong man or tries to take away our civil liberties I will be here calling it out and standing against it, but until then we need to respect the fact that he hasn’t done anything yet.

What is really happening?

I believe that many of these protesters are falling victim to one of Saul Alinsky’s “rules for radicals”.

“The threat is usually more terrifying than the thing itself.  Imagination and ego can dream up many more consequences than any activist.”

Don’t be manipulated.  The media is driving the national agenda.  The academics are shaping our worldview.  The activist are charging our emotions.  It is our job as watchmen to call this for what it is and to help others see what is really happening.  God help us.

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