State of the Union

Good morning!

If you look up “trump” in the dictionary, you’ll find it means a playing card of the suit chosen to rank above the others. I find that interesting.

Being a teacher of English language arts, a few key words pop out at me.

First are the words playing card. Our president is the playing card representing the suit of America.

Second is the word chosen. Our current president, Donald Trump, was indeed chosen. By majority.

And lastly are the words rank above others. As president, he was elected by the people to the highest ranking position in America, above the others.

I am apolitical. You’ll never see a political post on my Facebook speaking ill will of a political party or politician.

But I am an American. I respect the right to vote. I voted this year as I always do. Did I strongly feel that either candidate was the best of the best to represent our country? Like most others, of course not!

Do I honor and respect the authoritative figure that God has allowed to be put into place as our president? You bet I do! And so should every one of us as God fearing American people!

I can only speak for myself, and my mother always told me, if you can’t say anything nice, don’t say anything at all.

My husband and I watched the 2018 State of the Union Address last Tuesday night given by our 45th president, Donald Trump.

I thought it was well done. But I have to say, it pained me to see the attitudes and expressions of so many of those we have also chosen to represent us. We, the people. It was anything but honor and respect. Most parents and educators would not have stood for such behavior. Especially from adults. On national TV. It certainly did not exemplify a “United” States by any means.

If you ask Trump, our State of the Union is strong. Because we are strong. If you ask me, the state of our union in the chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives was a very sad sight to see. Such disrespect. And that was without even addressing the content of our president’s speech.

Let’s all honor and respect our governing authorities. Whether or not we agree with their every thought or action. They have been placed there by our God. That’s not something I want to rebel against! It’s God’s place to judge them, not us.

Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God. So anyone who rebels against authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and they will be punished. Romans 13:1-2

Love and laughter,



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