To The Daily Sun,
In a recent letter to this forum, Mr. Demakowski invokes religion by suggesting that Trump was “chosen of God.” If this is true, and we know God to be omnipotent, then we can assume that Barrack Obama was “chosen of God” also. If I’m wrong in my assumption, I hope that Mr. Demakowski will be able to explain why.
Perhaps Demakowski doesn’t actually take seriously the confession that the whole world belongs to God. Perhaps he accepts, rather unthinkingly, the claims of political power that governments assert. It appears that his theology is too easily co-opted to his political commitment. He uses religion to solve the cognitive dissonance between the world he sees and the values he preaches.
Mr. Demakowski assures us that “there is more happening (in the Trump administration) then meets the eye.” I certainly hope so, because what our country has seen to this point is an ineffective government with lack of effective leadership and a White House in chaos. Trump has created unnecessary conflict and trauma with his ignorance, incompetency, impulsivity and pursuit of dictatorial powers. There are plenty of people who want to distract and damage his administration— the president of the United States shouldn’t be one of them.
The installation of a new Chief of Staff, Gen. John Kelly and the firing of a communications director could reflect continuing chaos in a White House run by novices, but I hold out the hope that the latest moves represent the introduction, at last, of order. Can Kelly, who faces the task of whipping a fractious West Wing into place, add sanity and stability to this administration? With Trump’s approval ratings dipping to 36 percent to 35 percent, anything would be an improvement.
- Written by Edward Engler
- Category: Letters
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