It gets worse before it gets better

In 2005 I flew out for my second visit to the US. I was enjoying my first summer in Ohio with my (now) wife. We were happily spending time together, dating and enjoying each others company. We enjoyed lazy days around the pool at her parents house and long evenings watching movies on the couch. Life during those weeks were grand.

That summer during a day at the mall I came across a book that caught my eye ‘100 people who are screwing up america.’ The title intrigued me, because I was really enjoying my time in America and I was already thinking about moving to this wonderful country sometime in the future. Why would anybody want to screw up a country where you could drive a big SUV, own guns and afford to buy a big house?

So naturally, I bought the book and during the months apart from my wife, while working in the UK, I read the book. I found it fascinating and from that point on I understood why my (now) in-laws were anti-liberal. These mostly liberal people were nuts.

I say they were nuts. Back then, during the Bush years, they were nuts. During the Obama years, they were melancholy. Now; they’re flat out insane.

The same people mentioned in this book over a decade ago are now far worse. Eminem is the latest of the ‘100 people’ to hit the headlines, exposing his sheer idiocy. I can’t believe that after this book came out, Al Franken ended up becoming a senator.

I will say this though; things do get worse before they get better. President Trump is a genius. He really is. He knows exactly which nerves to hit and when to hit them. The NFL is a disgrace and now Hollywood is in flames.

All the rot that has festered over the last few decades is being exposed for what it really is. It’s going to take a while longer and things will get worse. But mark my words, things will get better. Andrew Breitbart talked about us needing to win the culture war. President Trump has taken that to heart. He knows exactly how to expose these idiots who are ‘screwing up America’ and watch as they melt down around us.

With a 5 trillion increase in the economy in just a few months since the election, the future is wide open for a new American renaissance. The crazy liberals think things are bad for them now. They don’t know the half of it. They claim to be the party of fairness, but they are anything but it. All their years of hollowing out the tree of liberty are coming crashing to an end and the patriots who love this country are rushing to fill the void. The liberal actors will be replaced, the NFL players will be fired and new movies will be released to inspire a younger generation to reach for the stars again.

Things are going to get worse for the time being, but I promise you, they will get better. God bless those who have worked so hard for so long to expose the liberal lunatics for what they are. God Bless Donald Trump for being the leader we so badly needed to lead us out of the darkness. And God Bless the United States of America; the greatest country to ever be devised by man. The lunatics who have been screwing up America for so long are finally running out of steam. It’s about damn time.

Stand Up

On the day that President Trump was sworn into office, a co-worker and I snuck out of a meeting to go to McDonalds. We went to McDonalds because we knew the local one had a TV and would most certainly be broadcasting the inauguration.

After President Trump and Vice President Pence had taken office, I stood up for the national anthem. I placed my hand over my heart with a deep respect for this country and what had just happened.

I was the only person in the restaurant to do that. My friend remarked to me that he thought it was really cool and respectful how much patriotism I showed to both to England and to the United States.

My friend knew how much I loved my home nation and how much I was looking forward to going back for a visit the next month. He also knew about my respect for this nation and that I am a proud gun owner and second amendment supporter.

I think it took him by surprise just how much I love both countries for similar reasons.

I was born in the UK. My ancestors are all English. I have family members who fought and died in both world wars. I am a huge fan of Sir Winston Churchill and I love everything that is and has ever been good about Great Britain.

By Equal measure I love the United States of America. I love everything that it stands for. I think that the American Constitution is the best document ever produced by mankind.

Anyone who’s read articles of mine in the past know I’ve been on a philosophical journey and that I’ve questioned everything about politics in this country. But not once have I ever disrespected the national anthem.

The sports players who have been taking a knee, or staying sat down in their locker rooms are a disgrace to themselves, their families, their fellow countrymen and the proud legacy of this great country.

You don’t have to agree with the politics of the day. You don’t have to like it. But you absolutely must be respectful of those who have fought and died for the freedoms that you enjoy.

President Trump is right to call out the players who have been taking a knee. The NFL will lose a lot of money over this. Sports is supposed to be about respect. It’s supposed to rise above the politics of the day and be a get away for a couple hours of fun.

Those who support taking a knee are a national embarrassment.

I’m sure plenty of sports fans will switch off the tv next week and find something else to do.

Stand up.