First of Two Parts…
A lion isn’t always beloved, but it is always respected, even feared. In his inaugural address today at the Capitol, President Donald Trump roared, and decades’ worth of vapid orthodoxy melted away.
As Trump said, his inaugural ceremony was more than a transfer of power from one administration to another, or from one party to another. Instead, it was something much more profound: “We are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people.”
It’s a safe bet that everyone in Powertown heard those words and realized, full well, that the were directed against them, their lifestyle, their business-as-usual, and their overall worldview.
Yet Trump was just getting warmed up:
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
As the headline atop The Drudge Report blared, “Trump eviscerates Washington.” And Trump means to move fast, starting with executive orders. As he said, “The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action.”
And it was the voice of the lion that added, “When America is united, America is totally unstoppable. There should be no fear.”
Unfortunately, some Americans will be fearful, even if they no true reason to be afraid. As Trump said, extending his open hand to all Americans: