My 2,500 Post: Freedom, Responsibility, and Setting the Stage for the Return of American Exceptionalism

On this, the occasion of my 2500 post, as I have done every day since April of 2010, I would like to share a few of my thoughts. But first, please allow me to run some numbers by you.

In a new poll by Rasmussenreports.com, it was revealed that

Most voters share the views of the presi­dent and the party coming to power, but Repub­li­cans identi­fy a lot more with Donald Trump than with the GOP Congress.

A new Rasmussen Reports nation­al telephone and online survey finds that 53% of all Likely U.S. Voters identi­fy with the GOP team: 37% feel Trump’s views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues facing the country, while anoth­er 16% feel most close­ly in sync with the average Repub­li­can member of Congress. Thirty-seven percent (37%) say the views of the average Democ­ra­t­ic member of Congress are closest to their own. (To see survey question wording, click here.)

Among Repub­li­cans, howev­er, 63% say that Trump’s views are closest to their own when it comes to the major issues, while only 27% say that of the views of the average Repub­li­can member of Congress. Among Democ­rats, 72% identi­fy with the average Congress member from their party, while just 16% think Trump’s views are closest to theirs.

Just a month before Election Day, 51% of GOP voters still felt that their party’s leaders didn’t want Trump to be presi­dent, although that was down from 66% four months earlier.

…The survey of 1,000 likely Voters was conduct­ed on January 3–4, 2017 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percent­age points with a 95% level of confi­dence. Field work for all Rasmussen Reports surveys is conduct­ed by Pulse Opinion Research, LLC. See method­ol­o­gy.

More than half of all voters feel comfort­able with the prospect of one party control­ling both the Execu­tive and Legisla­tive branch­es of govern­ment, as Repub­li­cans will do when Trump enters the White House on January 20.

Among voters not affil­i­at­ed with either major polit­i­cal party, 34% say their views most close­ly match Trump’s, while 16% are more aligned with the average GOP repre­sen­ta­tive. Only 29% feel closer to the average Democ­rat in Congress, but 20% of these voters are undecid­ed.

The Repub­li­can team of Trump and Congress earn major­i­ty support in most demograph­ic categories, but the president-elect is the one voters are most likely to agree with.

Women, middle-aged voters and blacks lean more heavi­ly than the others in the direc­tion of the average Democ­rat in Congress.

Among voters who Strong­ly Disap­prove of the job Presi­dent Obama is doing, 76% say Trump’s views are closest to their own, compared to only 18% who say the same of the average GOP member of Congress.

Voters aren’t sure if the new Congress will be an improve­ment on the last one, but most want Congress to coöper­ate with Trump as much as possi­ble.  Fifty-four percent (54%) think major legis­la­tion to improve the country is likely to be passed during Trump’s first 100 days in office.

But only 48% of voters are confi­dent that Trump and Congress will work togeth­er to do what’s bestfor the Ameri­can people.

House Speak­er Paul Ryan has gone from publicly criti­ciz­ing Trump when he was the GOP’s presi­den­tial nominee to enthu­si­as­ti­cal­ly embrac­ing him as president-elect. Follow­ing the election, Ryan is much more popular with his fellow Repub­li­cans and is better liked by all voters than any other congres­sion­al leader of either major party.

Last August, 47% of GOP voters sad their party should be more like Trump than Ryan. Thirty-six percent (36%) felt it should be more like Ryan.

Seventy-six percent (76%) of GOP voters told Rasmussen Reports last March that Repub­li­cans in Congress have lost touch with their party’s base. That’s consis­tent with Repub­li­can voter attitudes for years but was the highest finding since we first asked this question just after Election Day in Novem­ber 2008.  Democ­rats have always been much more enthu­si­as­tic about their congres­sion­al repre­sen­ta­tives.

What the survey shows is that after 8 years of the presi­den­cy of Barack Hussein Obama, Ameri­ca is a divid­ed nation.

Of course , this is no surprise to anyone who has lived through it and who has been paying atten­tion.

Howev­er, what the survey also shows is that more people are think­ing for themselves and as I have written in the past, Ameri­cans are fed up with the Washing­to­ni­an Status Quo.

There is an Old English curse that wishes,

May you live in inter­est­ing times.

Well, that is where Ameri­ca finds itself today.

The turbu­lence which we have experi­enced as Ameri­cans these past eight years, has, in part, been caused by the apathy of some of our popula­tion.

When the Found­ing Fathers estab­lished this country, they meant for Ameri­cans to be free, and to experi­ence the bless­ings of Liber­ty.

In today’s Ameri­can Popular Culture it has become appar­ent to this Chris­tian Ameri­can Conser­v­a­tive that there seems to be a pretty large segment of our popula­tion who, during the last 8 years, leading up to last Novem­ber 8th, did not under­stand what the Found­ing Fathers meant by the word “Liber­ty”.

Liber­ty is freedom with respon­si­bil­i­ty.

Nowadays, it is quite evident that a lot of Ameri­cans are not willing to accept respon­si­bil­i­ty for their own actions. They feel like they can do what they want regard­less of the emotion­al or physi­cal harm that they may do to others. They believe that that is one of their rights as an Ameri­can citizen.

These selfish individ­u­als have no concept of the price which gener­a­tions before them have paid for the Ameri­can Freedom which they are now enjoying…and abusing.

There are others who shirk respon­si­bil­i­ty because they feel like their level of intel­lect frees them from that “burden”.

That is what we are experi­enc­ing right now as a nation.

Modern Ameri­can Liber­als are still in shock from the victo­ry of Donald J. Trump in last November’s presi­den­tial election. Their overblown egos and under­sized medul­la oblon­gatas will not allow them to accept respon­si­bil­i­ty for their overes­ti­ma­tion of the popular­i­ty of both a lousy candi­date and their polit­i­cal ideol­o­gy among the Ameri­can populace.

Here’s the thing: not only did Liber­als under­es­ti­mate the intel­li­gence and the Ameri­can Individ­u­al­ism of voters…they under­es­ti­mat­ed the wisdom of our Found­ing Fathers, who put the Electoral College in place to prevent exact­ly what they attempt­ed to do.

The Presi­den­tial Election of 2016 was not decid­ed in the isolat­ed Metro­pol­i­tan Areas on the East and West Coasts from which the Liber­als have looked down from their lofty heights upon us “ignorant rubes” in America’s Heart­land for the last 8 years.

Trump won because he spoke direct­ly to the Ameri­can people through bypass­ing the Liber­al Propa­gan­da Arm known as the Main Stream Media via the use of a modern technol­o­gy avail­able to all of us: the Social Media.

As I dictate my thoughts into my Samsung Galaxy S7 cellphone, it has been announced that Presi­dent elect Donald J. Trump has succeed­ed in convinc­ing the owner of the Alibaba Corpo­ra­tion, Jack Ma, into bring­ing 1 million jobs to Ameri­ca.

And, Trump’s  Inaugu­ra­tion as Presi­dent of the United States of Ameri­ca is still 11 days away.

My wonder­ful wife tells me that I always see the best in people. Well, boys and girls, it’s hard not to see the good work that Trump and Vice–President-elect, Mike Pence, have done since they won the election.

I can’t wait to see what they going to accom­plish in office.

So, for those of you still looking for a scape­goat or some kind of excuse as to why Donald J. Trump was elect­ed Presi­dent, get over it.

As the poll showed, the major­i­ty of Ameri­cans want him to succeed as Presi­dent.

Am I optimistic? Sure I am.

As John Wayne once said,

…we have to be optimistic.  What else would we be if you lose optimism?”

A Modern Ameri­can Liber­al?

*** For all of you who have read my posts all these years, thank you so very much. Your support means more to me than I can ever express. May God bless you all abundant­ly.***

Until He Comes, 

KJ 

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