Words have a powerful effect. The past few years, I've been focusing on consolidating my speech. My absence from the written word is no coincidence. Much has changed, as the time I stopped writing we've transformed into a Trump Presidency.
After a rough 2014 mid-term election in which I truly believed Michelle Nunn was a better Senate candidate, she lost Georgia by a slim margin. I became a Republican. In many ways, I've always been a Republican but I've been turned off by the candidates for the last quarter century, which just so happens to be most of my natural life.
But my absence from blogging the 2016 Presidential Election is no coincidence either. Trump was the free speech candidate. The forgiveness candidate. He won in a wave, and my issue with Hillary Clinton is not with her, her talents or her judgment. It's always been with her people. She ran a poor election. In retrospect, she may have won had she called Donald Trump a 'creep,' but she should have thought of that and done it. Her response time was too slow in this new Trump Era of controlling the news cycle to perfection.
So what's my aim? To gain traction. There is a coalition of solutions ready to be found. I am optimistic the Presidential office is a catalyst to do that, and I believe the man in office has the needed gutspa. The President has a greater chance at improving the lives of those impoverished more so than any President in a Century.
The President seems likely to formally declare the opium wars to be here in full effect in the US. Heroine is a problem, and we have to do something about drugs, period. Is he a grand thinker? I think so.
Regardless, this blog is to be firmly dedicated to free speech and free thought.