Letters to the Editor
own party. He paid his own way. He was not listening to special interest groups yet he was victorious at almost every step and against all odds. He rallied with conviction and addressed critical issues throughout...illegal immigration, ISIS, the economy, expensive healthcare, the importance of conservative supreme court appointments, bad trade deals, lost manufacturing jobs, convoluted government regulations, complicated tax brackets, a depleted military and neglected veterans, the abortion murder of the unborn, and, while respecting the environment, he made it clear he will support the natural energy sector...clean coal, oil and gas...yay! And the President Elect has said that he will pull the US out of the Paris climate change agreement that may suggest to our country’s leaders to rethink the carbon tax they intend to impose on Canadians.
And there is no time limit for Mr. Trump to address the illegal immigration mess that no president has been brave enough to deal with in decades. I think he will be compassionate. He will deport the criminals first (you know the ones who have been deported 5 times and keep sneaking back and hurting people) and I believe he will set up a fair, organized process to sort out the rest. No one should get to stay in the US or any country just because they are there, even if the number has grown to millions. Granting Amnesty was the easy way out but in 30 years this way has never passed Congress. Mr. Trump has chosen the hard path. In my mind (and millions of Americans) it is the necessary one. There are consequences to breaking the law and not everyone gets a trophy.
And since Donald Trump’s stunning victory, despite the media’s gloomy prediction, the stock market is soaring, coal prices are up and the Keystone XL pipeline is back on the table. There are liberal protests, but mostly there is a renewed sense of optimism for many in our world again. And so, new President Elect...may God give you wisdom, bless and protect you and your family and your beloved country. VP Mike Pence said something very wise along the way, “Let us not hope that God is on our side, rather...let us hope that we are on God’s side”.
Even Hillary Clinton, who seemed sincere in her concession speech said, “He will be our President, have an open mind and give him a chance”.
God bless America! Darcy Graham