LYNCH: Pres­i­dent Trump is man of ac­tion

The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - COMMUNITY -

Philadel­phia Ea­gles will com­mand the at­ten­tion of even the po­lit­i­cal world for a week­end.

The com­plaint about the re­lease of “the memo” seems to be the threat of you and me learn­ing that some­times cer­tain de­tails are not shared with all con­cerned when re­quests are made for “ap­proval of some­thing.” The devil is fre­quently hid­den in the de­tails of what is not re­vealed. That is not a crime — al­though it prob­a­bly should be. It might be a slight omis­sion of all the de­tails, but most of all it is a de­sire to ob­tain some­thing at “all costs.” Even at the cost of one’s in­tegrity if need be. But haven’t we heard politi­cians prom­ise all kinds of good things dur­ing their cam­paigns but for­get the prom­ises, or find all kinds of ex­cuses, af­ter they get elected?

There are still many things about Don­ald Trump that don’t im­press me as “pres­i­den­tial ’.” The truth, how­ever, is I don’t have to visit his very ex­pen­sive and ul­tra-pri­vate golf clubs and he can have all of New York and the White House. I like north­west Arkansas and was very for­tu­nate to see the life-style the Wash­ing­ton in­hab­i­tants must en­dure and they are wel­come to my share of it. I’m sure they don’t want cow ma­nure on their shoes and that’s fine. I don’t want an in­vi­ta­tion to a black-tie af­fair and I cer­tainly don’t like hav­ing to wear a tuxedo to at­tend an event. I am happy to let Don­ald Trump rep­re­sent me when the truth is be­ing sought. And, I don’t care if he builds a ho­tel in Rus­sia. But I do hope he con­tin­ues to stress change in the na­tion’s cap­i­tal.

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Ed­i­tor’s note: Leo Lynch, an award-win­ning colum­nist, is a na­tive of Ben­ton County and has deep roots in north­west Arkansas. He is a re­tired in­dus­trial engi­neer and for­mer Jus­tice of the Peace.

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