The Trump Method
EDITOR: For many, our president, Donald J. Trump, is considered an enigma that eludes understanding. Those who seek to depose him consider him mad, unconventional, incompetent, however he is accomplishing great strides in causing major positive changes for our nation.
The prior administration was devolving our nation toward a Venezuelan-like socialism that has plummeted them from a prosperous nation to total despair. Government takeover of businesses and overarching controls of their economy have severely impacted their people.
Our citizens voted Trump into office realizing that we needed a change agent who could radically revise established government policies and laws that have been inhibiting economic growth and crushing individual initiative risking more government intervention. He must uproot the firmly established order to replace it with his new agenda. This necessarily causes an unsettling crisis that ensues until a new balance is established
The Trump Phenomenon initiates changes using Twitter and hard language to get everyone focused on his goal. As it gets under way, he throws another bomb into the mix to kick off his next project. It seems self-destructive, but it has proved effective in achieving positive fundamental changes.
I conclude that Donald Trump uses techniques that are unconventional to prevail over powerful resistance of those who are advantaged by the established order. We can already sense a growing optimism that anticipates a confident journey ahead for our nation. This could never have been accomplished by conventional legislative process.
David A. Stallman, Wilmington
Kass gets it wrong
EDITOR: The Feb. 10 piece by Chicago Tribune columnist John Kass best illustrates the observation that political critics seek to deceive themselves of their own sins by finding those same sins within their opponents. If that was one of his best attempts at promoting Republican propaganda, I humbly suggest Kass work at another career better suited to his talents.
For starters, a “Democratic Media Complex” is the faulty creation of weak imaginations: the majority of media (except Fox News) are not ideologically motivated; they are financially driven, and publish what they know will attract the largest audiences that ultimately pay the bills.
As far as assigning any credibility to Rep. Devon Nunes, this is a man who has established a reputation, after the previous “unmasking fiasco,” as a sycophantic stooge for Donald Trump. And rather than issue the memo attacking the FBI and DOJ, Nunes should have held closed hearings, as requested by the Democrats, requiring testimony from all the FBI, Department of Justice and Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act court personnel involved with the processing of the surveillance and wiretapping efforts.
Our Constitution does require the accusers to face the accused. But then, Republicans haven’t lately been big supporters of the Constitution. And Kass has downplayed the fact that Trump appointees FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, both Republicans, stated the Nune’s memo was untruthful and threatens national security.
Gustav Dahl, Wilmington
The main event
EDITOR: It is great to see the two Koreas putting aside their differences to enjoy the Winter Olympics. This does not make the North Korean attitude toward us better, but it is a reminder that they once were a common nation.
The citizens of the two nations do not want war. The citizens of the United States are not itching for one either. Let’s hope that the leaders of the three nations can act like adults and reach the conclusion that war is bad for everyone. We will not get the North Koreans to give up their nuclear weapons. They feel they have as much right to them as any other nation. They join Russia, China, Pakistan, and a host of lesser threats.
We can’t disarm the world. All we can do is hope that the idea of world-wide nuclear war is enough of a deterrent to prevent any nation from taking the first strike. The genie has been out of the bottle since the 1950s.
Tom Wright, Hampstead