Friday, January 20, 2017

Inauguration

Whether Donald Trump is a good President, a mediocre one, or even well-below-average one remains to be seen.

But it certainly isn't possible, at least in this universe with these theories, that he'll fail to be at least as good as, and likely better, compared to the one he's replacing.

We as a nation are growing as we transition away from a President who was constitutionally incapable of going more than a few minutes in any venue, and particularly not in a speech, without using the word "I" and claiming (almost always untruthfully) credit for something that might or not even be a positive thing.

We as a nation are growing as we transition toward a President who thinks in terms of "we".  Will he be a good leader?  I don't know.  But it seems that unlike his predecessor, he will at least acknowledge that we are all in this together, and have a desire for us to be better together.  Is it possible this is just lip service?  Perhaps, but even lip service for cooperation will be an improvement over active division and intentional destruction of America, everything that makes America unique among nations, and everything that America has stood for since her founding.

I'm cautiously hopeful for the future.  Perhaps that's because things could not get any worse than the now-departed administration made them.