President Trump grew up as a young man after World War II. Those were very formative years when Americans were filled with patriotism and love for our country. We proudly flew Old Glory everywhere in the land. We knew every word of the Pledge of Allegiance to our Flag and could sing our National Anthem from memory.
School children across the land recited the Pledge at the start of the school day as we faced the Flag with our hands over our hearts. Schools also started with a prayer delivered by students. Radio stations started the day with a rousing rendition of the Star Spangled Banner, and closed their stations late at night with patriotic music and songs. Sporting events began with a prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance – with everyone standing tall and proud.
It was a time when citizens had no need to lock their house or car doors. In small towns it was common to leave car keys in the ignition and windows rolled down while shopping in local stores. The vast majority of citizens attended church regularly and attempted to abide by the “Good Book” and taught their children to do the same. The younger generation respected their elders with Yes Sir, No Sir, Yes Ma’am, and No Ma’am. The Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts and other fine organizations taught millions of children right from wrong and how to “Be Prepared” (The Boy Scout Motto).
It was an era of unlimited opportunity for American citizens and businesses. American commerce fully understood and supported capitalism which rewarded those who exhibited personal efforts to excel. Good work ethics helped keep a paycheck coming and minimized or eliminated the need for Government handouts. At President John F. Kennedy’s (Democrat) Inaugural Address, January 20, 1961 he said “Ask not what your country can do for you. Ask what you can do for your country.” President Kennedy did not support socialism.
In today’s world many of the very positive and uplifting merits discussed above are fast fading away. There is constant turmoil and unhappiness across America and across the world. Much of the problems we face today, including in other countries, are the result of inaction, bad action, or no action by our government leaders. We need a “Knight in Shining Armor” to come to the rescue.
Enter President Trump – we find it very refreshing to finally have a president who is Patriotic, who loves America, supports Law Enforcement, our Military, our Veterans, our Businesses, our Jobs, our Farmers, our Schools, our Borders, lowers our taxes, levels the financial playing field with foreign countries, etc. etc. We find it refreshing to have a President who stands up for America and looks our allies and our adversaries in the eye and doesn’t back down while keeping “America First” and “Making America Great Again.”
In this article, the word “We” includes all Americans who have their eyes and ears open to the facts and understands the need to work together across party lines to restore the values that our President Donald Trump grew up with.
Jerry L. Jones