A Trump mir­a­cle?

Baltimore Sun - - NATION & WORLD - Larry Yeat­man, Tow­son

Do you be­lieve in and pray for mir­a­cles? I do, and lots of other folks do as well. Don­ald Trump sup­port­ers will, no doubt, re­gard his election as an ex­am­ple of such di­vine and un­ex­pected in­ter­ven­tion. So be it. But why be con­tented with only one an­swered prayer? Why not pray for an­other po­lit­i­cal mir­a­cle as well?

Imag­ine a Pres­i­dent Trump who pos­sesses the valor of Ge­orge Wash­ing­ton when he led Amer­i­can colonists in the fight for in­de­pen­dence. Imag­ine a Pres­i­dent Trump who pos­sesses the courage of Abra­ham Lin­coln when he ended slav­ery or the de­ter­mi­na­tion of Franklin Roo­sevelt when he helped save the world from Nazi dom­i­na­tion. Imag­ine a Pres­i­dent Trump who pos­sesses the bold imag­i­na­tion of John Kennedy when he cham­pi­oned the goal of putting the first man on the moon. Imag­ine a Pres­i­dent Trump who pos­sesses the leg­isla­tive skill of Lyn­don John­son when he shep­herded the pas­sage of the Civil Rights Bill. Fi­nally, imag­ine a Pres­i­dent Trump who pos­sesses the de­cency and dig­nity of Barack Obama when he faced un­re­lent­ing big­otry for be­ing the first dark­skinned Amer­i­can pres­i­dent. If Pres­i­dent Don­ald Trump can de­velop and dis­play the virtues of valor, courage, de­ter­mi­na­tion, imag­i­na­tion, leg­isla­tive skill, de­cency and dig­nity, then my prayers will have been an­swered. We will all have wit­nessed a mir­a­cle.

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