To The Sun:

It was supposed to be a slam dunk. Starting with 17 candidates, the Republican Party’s brutal and self-devouring primary had ended with one survivor, Donald Trump. The Democrat primary, beginning with three candidates, had soon became a race between Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. Sanders endorsed Clinton, as hacked e-mails exposed that top DNC officials had early on dismissed Sanders as a viable candidate and attempted to undermine and derail his campaign.

Yes, the 2016 presidential election was supposed to be a done deal.  Millions had been given and promised a seemingly endless list of “free-stuff” from our trillions of dollars in-debt public treasury.  Years of effort had been invested in promoting victimhood, racial/social unrest and an array of other divide-and-conquer agendas. Political correctness had been widely entrenched as weapons against truth, fact, reality, free speech and common sense. So-called mainstream media and entertainment-industry elite had saturated the country with politically biased venom. And a deep state (liberty-threatening manipulators within the IRS, FBI and other government agencies) was firmly established to disrupt and block any serious threat to the status-quo.

Yes, our U.S. borders would soon continue to be essentially open to all, providing a growing voter-base for some, and endless source of cheap labor for others. And forever secure would be the positions of power and influence within the self-sustaining partnership between the radical/irresponsible elements of the political left and political right — the entrenched base of irresponsible career politicians, lobbyists and bureaucrats.

But then came President Trump.  A wealthy businessman, Washington outsider, a threat to the swamp.  The president put U.S. interests above that of other nations, and U.S. citizens’ rights above the welfare of illegal aliens. He tried to replace nation destructive political correctness with truth, fact, reality and common sense. He  declared radical/Islamic terrorists to be radical/Islamic terrorists. He committed to the seemingly impossible task of making America great again, donating his taxpayer funded salary to charity and expressing a merry Christmas wish as a merry Christmas wish.  This president had more U.S. preserving accomplishments during his first year in office than most if not all his predecessors (the biggest Tax Cut and Reform Bill in America’s history”; “destruction of the ISIS caliphate”; and a “historically unmatched booster-shot to U.S. economy”—being none the least among hundreds of crucial achievements so far).  All while swimming upstream against opposition in both political parties; a hostile mainstream news media; an on-going, nation-damaging hissy-fit from election sore-losers; and a “deep state” committed—not to our U.S. Constitution, liberty, and freedom—but to our President’s and country’s failure.

Seems Abraham Lincoln was unsettlingly prophetic when reportedly stating, “America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves.” 

But what do I know, I’m just an old “deplorable”—and likely now labeled by the politically-correct as racist, sexist, homophobic, xenophobic, and Islamaphobic. — WILLIAM MOORE, Parsons

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