Trump's Greatest Generation
I believe the newspaper columnist's job is to take a step to the side, to take a look at things from an angle, to maybe even sneak around behind an issue and get a look at it from the back.
In that spirit, what if the election of Pres. Donald Trump is the best thing that ever happened to America?
Think about it.
Our nation moved steadily left for a long time: Bigger government, more tolerance, a concern for nature, a shift away from the everlasting words of Jesus. In New York, you went to see a Broadway play and Alexander Hamilton was played by a black guy.
So, people went to the polls and voted for the year 1905 in the person of Donald Trump.
Nobody denies that the last election pushed our government several million miles to the right. It was a revolution.
It was a revolution, but there were no battles in the streets. Opposing armies of left and right did not battle over Washington, D.C. No re-education camps, no massacres. The vote was honest. The transition was orderly. The system held.
Even now, a year after the election, people like me can write blunt, sometimes insulting criticisms of the man we elected. Comedians can still make Donald Trump jokes. The system is holding.