After becoming prime minister, on June 18, 1940, heading an all party coalition government, Winston Churchill delivered to the British House of Commons an exortation for the United Kingdom to remember that "this was their finest hour."
Last week our nation lost its soul with the passing of both Aretha Franklin and a soldier who served honorably in Vietnam, Sen. John S. McCain.
If America is to be great, then we must act accordingly. We cannot just engage in merely draining the swamp, or engage in crying a river of tears. This does not fix the our nation's "droughts." Neither does it "water" the environment, or "quench" the thirst of those obessessed with destroying. That is, tearing down what others have built in in the form of markers honoring legacies.
When Bishop Charles H. Ellis, III, at the Queen of Soul's funeral questionably put his hands a bit high on her waist, and whose reference was made to Ariana Grande’s name relating to Taco Bell, these things purportedly occurred as Bill Clinton leered at Grande's outfit and seemed to undress her with his eyes.
Thus, one had to question such seemingly odd behavior.
When several eulogists giving McCain’s final tributes made it about him and President Trump, rather than just about McCain, one can only reflect that our behavior does not exhibit our finest hour.
It grieves a nation when even in death we cannot seem to "Let It Be," in the words of John Lennon and Paul McCartney.
Some seem to be using tributes as the occasion to rewrite history, and doing so to their liking. Thus, tributes are not being employed as memorials to those who are beloved, even if those beloved are those with whom we may disagree.
If the racism intrinsic in the Civil War (1861-1865) is to be extricated, how then will people recognize its misguided truths. If all remembrances are torn down and that war is not to be spoken of.
In the quest for political correctness who and what will be next?
The #Me Too Movements demands could very well be directed towards to leaders of the past who may be viewed to have seemingly been inappropriate with members of the opposite sex.
Cape Kennedy has lost its name. Will Kennedy (JFK) Airport be next? Even J. Edgar Hoover and the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had some questionable entries in their government files.
If "moral purity" is to become our new marker — who will be left to honor?
George W. Bush was quiet during Barack Obama’s presidency, permitting him to lay out his plans. The chiming in on events by people of previous administrations who didn’t have the will to tackle the tough issues of the day like immigration, trade imbalance, and judicial reform (during their presidencies) shows their cowardice in the face of demanding national priorities.
On ESPN's "First Take," guest commentator Will Cain noted that not everything being called racist is racism but may reflect "tribalism," a secnario in which each group intrinsically is motivated to cling to its own, thus trying try establish — and preserve —that essential part of who they are.
To expect others to inherently join in is probably ludicrous without significant bias of the sort focused on nationalism — versus individualism.
Each ethnicity, sexual grouping, affiliation or other unified interest will try to keep its uniqueness whole — even in the face of merging realities.
This is where the Trump train is misunderstood.
The passengers on it are weary of the perceived Deep State. They are tired of cloistered relationships among the rich who are seen as exploiting them, while giving to others, who are perceived as not worthy, of the same rights.
How ironic that one of the richest is their leader.
It will be interesting to see what the next move will be. Don’t count President Donald J. Trump out.
Ada M. Fisher, MD, MPH is a licensed teacher, retired Corporate physician, former county school board member, speaker, author of Common Sense Conservative Prescriptions Good for What Ails Us Book 1 (available through Amazon. com) and is the NC Republican National Committeewoman. Contact through DrAdaMFisher.org. To read more of Dr. Fisher's reports, Click Here Now.
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