Monthly Archives: January 2017

Inaugural Address of Donald J. Trump

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and restore its promise for all of our people. Together we will determine the course of America and the world for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships, but we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent. Thank you. read more

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The Last Speed Bump

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Not the indie folk band from Ohio, or the cartoon series from Dave Coverly. Rather a family of traffic calming devices that use vertical deflection to slow motor vehicle traffic. Used worldwide to enhance traffic safety conditions, they conversely pose mechanical hazards to smaller sport cars, or cyclists, wreaking damage over time. They’re particularly effective in school zones. For some, they’re annoying and irksome. Those in a hurry are easily vexed by them. Their purpose-slowing the onslaught of dangerous drivers who otherwise ignore others safety. One may find a useful metaphor. read more

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The Limits of Political Tolerance

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

After a rancorous and divisive 2016, Presidential campaign, there’s a paucity of regard for differing opinions in American culture. The Left and Right slugfest continues. Denigration of our President-elect Donald Trump soars to “new heights of lows,” with absurd charges that Trump is not legitimately elected. One of the Tinsel Town elites called for marshal law to halt the inauguration on January 20th. Is that emblematic of “tolerance” from the Left. What can conservatives tolerate politically? Are we so partisan that we are intolerable? read more

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The High Cost of Weakness

by Mike Pyatt

Mike Pyatt

Much of Europe and Asia lay in ashen ruins in the Fall of 1945. The Soviet hammer and sickle flag flew over most of Europe and German Reichstag. Mao’s red star rose higher over a China devastated by almost a decade of war and Japanese occupation. The world had paid an enormous price in treasure and blood to defeat maniacal Nazi and Japanese aggression. The war had unleashed political, economic, and social instability that had contributed to the rise of totalitarianism, hostile and expansionist Communist regimes, that spilled over into decades of vigilance and sacrifice in Korea and Vietnam to restrain its advance. read more

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