Declarations columnist Peggy Noonan writes that president-elect Trump needs to reassure the country, including those who opposed him.
Source: What Comes After the Uprising
What Comes after the Uprising – Good read and many good points. The election is done, and the decision has been made. It’s time for us to pray for our new leader, our government, our nation. For those that don’t pray or have no belief in God, get behind him. You don’t like him? Fine, you have that right, but he is the President-elect so if you want change, make it known. Get behind him, call your congressman, tell him what YOU the people want. Tell him what you NEED. By doing that, you will “Make America Great Again“.
Maybe you think we are already great. We are powerful. A nation to be feared. We are NOT–we were–but we are not now. We aren’t because the world now sees us as snobs. If this were not so, then why is it so important to “not look like Americans” (and how many times have we all heard this) when we travel abroad? We are not entitled to anything–we are to be held accountable for everything we do. If you want something–WORK for it. We are not kings–we should not expect everything to be handed to us on a silver platter.
What made America great?
Look at our veterans, our forefathers, those that came before us (The survivors of the Great Depression). How did they do it? They put so much on the line to fight for what they wanted because they knew how valuable it was. Today we need to remember our veterans and what they did not for themselves, but for US. How many died for us? How many fought and served for us?
Today at the Mississinewa High School Veteran’s Day program I watched an elderly gentleman–a Korean War Veteran–struggle to get through the service. It was obvious that he had a severe case of Parkinson’s Disease. He shook and trembled uncontrollably but when the flag came out for the Pledge of Allegiance and National Anthem, he removed his hat and saluted that flag. You could see the sense of pride he had not in himself, but that flag. I don’t know him or his background, but I respect him for his sacrifice and wonder–is his Parkinson’s Disease a result of the war? Did he sacrifice his quality of life for ours? Remember: REMEMBER!