Today, September 2, 2020, marks the 75th anniversary of the
end of World War II and the day Imperial Japan signed the Instrument
of Surrender aboard the USS Missouri in Tokyo Bay.
The war that began for the Unites
States with the bloody and unprovoked attack on Pearl Harbor on December 7,
1941 ended on September 2, 1945 with unconditional surrender bringing to a
close a war that Americans fought on two fronts where over 400,000 Americans
sacrificed their lives for freedom and democracy.
On President Donald Trump’s first Independence Day as president he tweeted out a song written just for him, one that celebrates his administration. Last weekend the First Baptist Church in Dallas performed a new song penned in honor of the president at the “Celebrate Freedom Rally” at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. The piece is… Read the rest of this entry »
With the news that President-elect Trump demoted Governor Chris Christie to a secondary role on the Presidential Transition Team, thousands of New Jerseyans breathed a sigh of relief.
The narrative that Christie was demoted because he was stacking the new administration with his own loyalists and had been doing the job with the belief that Trump would lose the election is entirely believable to observers and participants of Christie’s governance of New Jersey.
That Trump quickly and decisively put Vice President-elect Pence in charge of the transition should give comfort to anyone who fears that the Trump Administration will be a reckless frat party.
Yet, New Jerseyans are hopeful that Christie will land and accept a job in the Trump Administration. The best thing for New Jersey and Christie is for him to get out of Trenton. The sooner the better.
A Rasmussen Reports poll released this morning indicates that only 17% of likely U.S. voters believe that the federal government has the consent of the governed. 69% of the respondents said the government does not have that consent and 14% are undecided.
Only 8% believe the average member of Congress listens to his or her constituents more than they listen to their party leaders. 84% believe the average congressman listens to party leaders more than constituents.
The Unanimous Declaration
of the Thirteen United States of America
When, in the course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the laws of nature and of nature’s God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.