Inaugural Address 2017

I listened to the inaugural address by our new President so I could draw my own conclusions. Then I listened briefly to some CBS commentators’ remarks. My take is a bit different. I am a swing voter, not particularly loyal to one party over the other; I am more interested in the human factor.

Our President did paint a rather dark image of our country’s current condition. Facts. He spread the blame around, not targeting one party or one administration, but zooming in on corrupt self-serving politicians.

Vigilant voters’ voices elected Trump, who is determined to lighten up the picture of Anerica’s current status and spread the benefits to American citizens first and foremost. One commentator labeled his statements as popularist isolationism. My spin-“Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Voters must remain vigilant. Passivity has been the enemy. Passivity intensifies the power corrupt elected officials abuse. Passivity has too long loosened the reigns of the ones leading the way.

Passivity permeates American society. Corruption paints enlarging shadows on our local canvases, too. Continued vigilance is required on all levels-institutional, city, county, state and national. It is time for the eradication of personal agendas among elected officials.

We shall see.

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About gleefulee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making passionate, lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still very much a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content contributor for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist for our local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness.
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