Saturday, December 31, 2016

An Open Letter To America And Her New President - By Dave Merrick

Years ago in a Wal-Mart, I was walking past the toy department. A screaming four year-old was demanding that his mom buy him the little car set he had opened and scattered all over the floor. After the young mother had several times declined and asked him to come along with her, the boy threw one of the toys at her, leaving a cut on her forehead.
The rattled mom stood there and began slowly counting as some parents do before administering discipline. After she got to ‘five’, the kid stomped his foot and threw another car nearly hitting another shopper. The boy’s face was purple now. Mom started over with ‘one,’ and began counting again. A crowd had gathered, and a manager was looking at the mess in disbelief. The mother smiled at the boy, held out her hand and again pleaded with him to come with her. And what happened next is one reason why my wife never takes me anywhere with her.
In my deepest, sweetest, most articulate voice (from my belly, so It can be heard in the back of any auditorium) I said, “Isn’t he PRECIOUS?!” With that, the mom became furious (at me) and took her bratty kid by the wrist and dragged him toward the main aisle. While he was kicking and flailing his feet and fists she managed to stick him in her shopping cart and roll toward the front of the store. The crowd dissipated. The manager quietly began cleaning up the damage.
America is presently enduring a similar fit being thrown by the grown-up products of that same spineless parenting. But now we have an enabling mother/babysitter liberal government that LOVES the possibilities afforded them in these low-quality, clueless, voting-age brats and their low-quality, clueless parents. And now money hungry media is completely in league with engineering and inciting this mob to the tantrums that help facilitate the grip this administration has on what is left of free America. It is a powerful machine that has evolved since we baby boomers totally swallowed the lie that personal peace and happiness are more to be desired than the vigilance necessary in safeguarding those pursuits.
And the fit has continued through the silly and expensive ‘recount’ effort and the dumb (yet incredibly tolerated) suggestion that America would have voted for Hillary if only her emails hadn’t shown us who she and her cohorts really are. What’s left of thinking America has stood in disbelieving awe as the CIA’s own Washington Post helped to flesh out that absurd notion. And just prior to that, the New York Times paused in 10 seconds of fake repentance before they redoubled their push to destroy Donald Trump and the dangerous liberty he is moving toward protecting.
And old news, I know - but does anyone remember Hubert Humphrey’s response to his electoral defeat after he had beat Richard Nixon by several millions of the popular vote? In contrast to the viciously passive-aggressive Hillary Clinton, what a class act he was. He succinctly explained to his disappointed following (I was one of them) that his loss was the result of a very necessary technicality: the Electoral College. Period, thank you and good night. Corporately we have shown that we have neither the patience nor the brains to appreciate that level of personal responsibility.
This nation’s poorest excuse for a president
In the last moments of the game, this nation’s poorest excuse for a president (after spending our tax dollars in an effort to ruin Benjamin Netanyahu’s reelection as Israel’s Prime Minister) can step to a microphone and arbitrarily lay blame on the Russians for the defeat of unbridled evil posing as a woman politician. And he can now pull off his most underhanded stunts in broad daylight simply because the tv-obedient brats have been lockstep trained to despise Donald Trump just as thoroughly and groundlessly as when SNL took down Sarah Palin. As I have said so often during the past eight years especially, don’t argue with today’s liberals. Logical debate does not reach them.
The tantrum-throwers have come to constitute a standing army for Obama and the babysitters who will promise to keep them secure in their dependency. And only because he knows he can, our fearless leader walks dangerously close to the spotlight in engineering a desperation toss in a last-ditch effort to preserve his own ‘legacy.’ Just as thinking people predicted, he is executive-ordering and stirring up an effective hand grenade for our president-elect.
And if his expelling diplomats and generally spitting in the face of that big bear can get us into a war with Russia, he will have instantly subjugated all our people and laws before his freshly installed godless social ‘conscience.’ As always he will blame the mess on his opposition and push ahead demanding his own way at all costs (on us). I pray that there is an inauguration on January 20, 2017. But if Barack can pull the strings necessary between now and then, he may have his third term after all.

And Now A Word To Our Future President ....
Donald Trump, if you are reading this, hang in there, son. This isn’t the America of two or three decades ago when there was still an avenue of appeal before a majority court of public opinion driven by fairness and commonsense. And the people in this nation’s highest offices, public and private, who are now working against you know no shame because even acknowledging shame is now the biggest embarrassment. The man who has been telling us he is laboring to make your transition a seamless one is, as you know, working overtime to trip you up. And he has enlisted all the powers of hell and the hammer of ridicule to mercilessly tear you to shreds.
Liberal media will not tell you this - but a lot of Americans have been waiting anxiously for a president we can be proud of. Many still try to respect the office but have justifiably lost all respect for the weasel who has occupied it for the past eight years. We have a hero in sight now, someone we can point to as a good example. We again have a reason to be proud, President Trump! As you are building your team for success, it’s obvious that you have the best interests of our nation in mind. You know what is right and you are choosing to do it.
At a time of life when you could simply rest on your laurels and enjoy the fortune you have earned, you have volunteered to take on the great burden of righting our foundering ship and actually defending our Constitution - a solemn promise your predecessor has so viciously and deliberately broken.
Americans have been appalled at the rude and shabby treatment that you have received from the press and our own government. You won the election - TWICE! You are indeed this nation’s choice! Keeping your vision, even through months of lying defamation from the big media bullies and the violence staged by your opposition at your rallies, you pressed on to victory!
I wish there was a way I could silence for you the tantrums of the babies who didn’t get their way. Many have prayed for you. I am proud to say that our family has prayed for you daily since you declared your candidacy. I personally have prayed to God for your success and protection, to the point of headache and exhaustion. I truly believe that you just may be the last brush with grace this nation will have before its demise.
I congratulate you, Sir! And congratulations are in order, not only for your personal business and political achievements to date, but also for your best success in raising a family you can be proud of - five children who very obviously love, respect and support you. That speaks volumes about the man you truly are! Sadly, another American hero-president in every respect, Ronald Reagan, was not even able to achieve that.
Some of your ‘critics’ claim that you do not have adequate experience for this job. Well, neither did quite a few of your predecessors. George Washington did just fine leaning on a sincere heart and true faith in our overseeing and loving God. But as for your experience, you have negotiated, into an empire, business deals at a breathtaking level that have passed the test of time. You know how to get things done - not by bribing cronies with position, money and power they don’t deserve - but by simply putting the right person in the right job. The cabinet you are building is a dream team testifying to the authenticity of your motives.
I, for one, wholeheartedly offer you my continued support in helping to secure the success of your presidency.
Mr. Trump, I am not asking that you do anything for me as president. You already have lightened my heart and given me hope by running and winning in this battle. Through my faith in God, I trust and support the actions you will be taking in moving America back toward her greatness.
As a postscript, I must praise your lovely wife for the great personal sacrifice she is making born out of her love for you and for her adopted homeland. Sadly, she will no longer be free to live and enjoy life with much spontaneity, but will be confined and guarded and constantly criticized for her every word and movement. Nevertheless her noble character will make her a tremendous first lady - and it already certainly testifies to the impeccable quality of people with whom you have surrounded yourself.
God’s best blessing and protection be upon you and our nation, President Trump!

Dave Merrick, is an internationally known and published artist whose works reach into the greatest diversity of audiences. Known primarily for his astoundingly lifelike portraiture, Merrick’s drawings and paintings grace the walls of an impressive array of well-known corporate and private clientele. Many of his published wildlife pieces have become some of America’s most popular animal imagery.
He has more original work in the Pro-Rodeo Hall of Fame than any other artist. His wildlife and Southwestern-theme work is distributed internationally through Joan Cawley Galleries of Scottsdale AZ.