I do not deny that I love Donald Trump’s “no-nonsense, get shit done” mentality of leadership. The man tackles problems with timely vigor, he consults people from all schools of thought regardless of personal differences, and he views “politics” as an obstacle to sound, lasting solutions. An effective executive doesn’t lose daylight cultivating excuses – especially in the face of failure or apathy – and by no means accepts them from those delegated with his utmost trust and authority. While bitter partisans continue to cry and plot over an election result instead of protesting the egregious state of our Union – a feeble economy, reckless immigration, record debt, incited racial division, political censorship and eroding urban epicenters – the President-elect has already secured commitments for nearly 100,000 new jobs, restored consumer confidence, banned lobbyists from Washington, identified and rejected federal waste, rescinded his personal business interests and salary, donated all profits from international Trump hotels to the U.S. Treasury, and shown both cooperation and unflinching resolve in addressing our cultural differences, including the moral degradation and failing infrastructure plaguing our communities. And the man hasn’t even taken office yet.
Whether you love him or despise him, you will not find Mr. Trump’s tireless work ethic and love of country loitering on golf courses during times of civil unrest or spending 100 million of the people’s money on lavish vacations as families struggle to provide for their children. You’ll find it front and center, day or night, striving to better a nation and help her people despite continually facing endless hate and dishonesty. A legacy of change isn’t born from finger pointing, orchestrated outrage and shameless rancor designed to distract from one’s obvious failures and anti-American agenda. It resides in the “politically incorrect” candor and steadfast convictions of those willing to do and overcome whatever is necessary to solve our most pressing issues; to restore our forsaken founding charter of individual liberty and transparent, limited government. America doesn’t need more inflammatory stigmas born from false media narratives. It needs leadership – bold, fearless, accountable – willing to expose the corrupt establishment, endure the relentless hostility of social and political parasites, in order to reinvigorate the vitality and standards of nation that have been slowly anesthetized by those who reject our heritage and openly embrace our enemies.
If you do not love America, understand those timeless principles that made her great and thus a transcendent beacon of hope and opportunity, how can you truly have her best interests at heart? How can you tell the difference between terrorism and violence, socialism and economic liberty, equality and Islam, globalism and independence? Although mistakes will be made and uncertainty is inevitable, it is our actions – not regurgitated excuses or bankrupt apologies – that define our character, and yes, ultimately one’s legacy. I do not need a paid political rally or a choreographed news conference to realize Donald Trump was never accused of racism or rape before he ran for President. I just need to open my eyes to realize he chooses prudence over propaganda, results over rhetoric and hope over hate. If only I could say the same about his critics.