"Let The President Get To Work"
By Capt. Fred Davis
Published: Saturday, January 28, 2017

I wish to thank the Huron Daily Tribune for the “Open Letter to President Trump” that appeared in the paper Jan. 21.

I totally agree that many residents in the Upper Thumb are “Make America Great Again” (MAGA) supporters and are proud to say so. As I see it, President Trump took the oath of office and delivered an inaugural speech that represented hope to everyone. As his speech drew to a close he remarked, “Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams will define our American destiny.”

I believe some of the plans President Trump proposed we can be certain will be put forth. Good health care, without delay, for our veterans is already being worked on. Strengthening of our borders – on day five, plans were announced regarding a wall along the southern border. Our military, in all its presentations, will be expanded and re-built to represent a nation of strength.

One of the great concerns by demonstrators on the president’s first day in office was the repeal of Obamacare.

There is great anxiety from many citizens affected — parents wishing to keep their children on their insurance, seniors who have seen their drug cost skyrocket and all those who signed up because they had no health insurance. The president announced a replacement plan is being drafted that will not be written by insurance or pharmaceuticals companies.

I’m certain not all the ideas and plans presented by President Trump during the campaign can be carried out, but most of us expect and hope many will. The cabinet selections he made demonstrate strength and offer a group of well-schooled professionals. Because it is known many voted for change and fresh initiatives, not just a candidate, support for them should be strong.

Using stalling and gridlock tactics, we have already seen the politicians who want things to remain the same at work attempting to delay cabinet approvals. Who really cares how quickly it was done in the past? It’s a new era, a new administration, they should recognize things are going to be different. Both parties need to work together to accomplish what the people have demanded — change and progress. They should leave behind their partisan differences.

Those chanting “Trump is not our president” are unaware an election took place, votes were cast, our system of tallying occurred, and we elected a president named Donald J. Trump. He is the president of the United States and all its territories and all its people. Holding that position he earned, he deserves the respect it represents. In his inaugural address, he offered support for all America’s voices saying; “Everyone is listening to you now,” and “We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly but always pursue solidarity.”

It seems reasonable that even those who did not support President Trump and hoped for a different outcome of the election should at least let him settle into his office. Give him an opportunity to begin — and perhaps he will fulfill some of his promises as he remarked, “Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.” “We will get the job done.”

Our area, as the Tribune’s open letter to the president pointed out, is diverse in its representation, covering many directions. We have residents working daily in agriculture, business and as professionals who are able to connect with one another and help promote MAGA. The president is moving with such speed all the pundits and naysayers cannot keep up with lodging their complaints. By the time this article is read, he will have done many additional items on his “first hundred day’s list.”

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