I went to the inauguration of President Donald Trump … say it again, President Donald Trump … because I wanted to be part of history as America came to its senses and sent its prior Cheech and Chong (Laurel and Hardy for older folks) “leadership” routine packing without so much as a goodbye handshake.
The night before, we were warned there was at least a 90% chance it would pour rain. Didn’t matter; my friends and I, along with more than a million other Americans, were going to be there no matter what. We were warned of “protesters’” plans to disrupt the event by any means necessary. Didn’t matter, we were going to the swearing in of the new guy. The young adults masquerading as foul mouthed, disrespectful, cranky children having a mass tantrum didn’t count on the 28,000 or so security people who would keep the peace. And keep the peace they did with security the likes of which I have never seen as the “Red Zone” of our capital city was on virtual lockdown.
The inaugural speech was a litany of great ideas, things we used to take for granted, like the government working FOR the people and not the other way around. Like putting America First Again in all trade and military treaties. Like Making America Great … again. After six days on the job, we can now see that the attendees’ enthusiasm and hopes for reinstituting the rule of law for ALL Americans, not just us “little people,” was not misplaced. So far, the Border Patrol has been told to stop its catch-and-release policy and the Chief of the Border Patrol, Mike Morgan, has been fired. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) has been told to go find illegal alien criminals and prepare them for deportation. Sanctuary cities have been told they won’t get federal funds if they don’t obey U.S. Immigration Law. The Environmental Protection Agency has been told to stop making grants. Voter fraud will now be investigated. And I’m not even mentioning the thousands of jobs that will now remain in the USA. We’re not even a week into the Trump Presidency.
Oh, and the Mexican President has been put on notice that the wall is going up and that he should cooperate in planning for it. So, President Nieto has thrown a hissy fit, stomped the ground with one foot, crossed his arms, and defiantly cancelled next week’s meeting with President Trump. Now that’s what I call South of the Border leadership! I’m not sure whether he threatened to hold his breath until President Trump changes his mind.
Beyond the general unspoken “Thank God the Obama nightmare is over” sense of relief, the optimism for better things was palpable. People came from all over the U.S., paid to stay in overpriced local hotels, knew about the threats of violence from the left wing dolts (who else), did not know how long they would be standing in the rain, had no idea about whether food would be available, and had to surrender any they brought at security checkpoints, etc. And still they came.
But the one thing that stuck out and saddened so many of us there was the level of intolerance, stupidity, and lack of knowledge that the left wing “protesters,” better known as rioters, put on full display. We were routinely called “Nazis,” of course, and Fascists but when I asked several of these millennial dopes what they meant, the best they could do was repeat the names at a higher decibel. They don’t know that both Nazis and Fascists are big government despots that want to control our lives through threats, intimidation, beatings, and jail; just like the real Nazis and Fascists did and just like the “protesters” would do to us if they could. This is what a college education amounts to so often nowadays. Save your parents’ money, children, and get a job. There will be plenty now that The Donald is President.
Of note, is that “protesters” were being recruited to do their thing for $11 to $15 per hour and that they could even make a career out of this! Pitiful. Of course, the usual platitudes are cited—keeping birth control affordable and fighting attacks on women’s healthcare, blah, blah, blah. But the real goal is to disrupt orderly society and generate chaos unless we normal human beings pay them to stop.
On January 20, 2017, the world received notice that America will no longer be patsy for the likes of Iran, Saudi Arabia, North Korea, or even professional protesters. No longer will America be a sucker for every crazy climate change theory and extortion scheme. No longer will America watch as despots like ISIS ruin the lives of so many. I’ve waited a long time for this.