Thanking God and revisiting the axis of evil

Today’s news brings us the president’s remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast.  While the Secretary of Defense and the Press Secretary made sure that North Korea and Iran knew we still didn’t like them, President Trump took on the new third member of the evil axis triumvirate, Arnold Schwarzenegger.  While the press had its usual fun pointing out the silliest of the silly things that  Trump had to say, he also had some (dare I say it?) eloquent-ish moments.  Here are a few:

” America will thrive, as long as we continue to have faith in each other and faith in God.  That faith in God has inspired men and women to sacrifice for the needy, to deploy to wars overseas and to lock arms at home, to ensure equal rights for every man, woman and child in our land. It’s that faith that sent the pilgrims across the oceans, the pioneers across the plains and the young people all across America, to chase their dreams. They are chasing their dreams. We are going to bring those dreams back.  As long as we have God, we are never, ever alone. Whether it’s the soldier on the night watch, or the single parent on the night shift, God will always give us solace and strength, and comfort. We need to carry on and to keep carrying on.  For us here in Washington, we must never, ever stop asking God for the wisdom to serve the public, according to his will.”

If he did that without notes (which seems to be true of most of what he says), I think it was pretty good.  The next one is good, too, but with a heavy hand of irony.

“America is a nation of believers. In towns all across our land, it’s plain to see what we easily forget — so easily we forget this, that the quality of our lives is not defined by our material success, but by our spiritual success.”

And, I’ll leave you with this one, because sometimes even God needs a lesson in self-confidence.

“The world is in trouble, but we’re going to straighten it out. OK? That’s what I do. I fix things. We’re going to straighten it out.”

Amen and amen.  Come Lord Donald.

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