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Where I Land On Trump Presidency
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I just got asked in Facebook if I'm happy with our new president. My response is a great summary response for this platform.

My straightforward answer is no, we could have had a better kinder change agent. But, I am not opposed to giving him a chance, or, at least, acknowledging that he has clear appeal and that those to whom he appeals voted legitimately. It's difficult for me to "protest" as long as what brought us here is the same system that I would have counted on to keep him away.

Whether we acknowledge it or not the previous "establishment" was in fact working on the very same problems and mitigating the trappings of perfect execution (cost, political push back, international considerations). Trump will face and have to contend with the same constraints and somehow be a genius, or perhaps phenomenally reckless, at overcoming them just as much.

Ultimately his term in office will be the judge.

Right now I'm looking to harvest his time in office for anything positive that aligns with my worldview. Just this morning I tweeted out to my "rail" Twitter accounts about the hope his promise to focus on infrastructure could mean the advancement of high speed rail and local projects for instance. I have also always liked his rhetoric about rescuing good people and families from the danger of inner city living with a "law and order" stance. If that happens, that's good too.

I, we, will just have to grit our teeth and hope that the elimination of "abstract value principles" which Trump and very few of his followers take as serious business or perhaps don't have the capacity to appreciate, from all policy development, does not wind back the intellectual and military strength of the nation far enough to incur permanent damage. If he runs away unchecked, a real possibility, he will either directly or indirectly put us all on the path of nuclear war. I think we can bear just about anything else and call it a fair outcome of a democratic process, but if we're flattened or flatten others capciriously because it's cheaper than getting along, it could be said looking back on this entry that I was too pragmatic.


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