Today’s the day. Today, Americans will receive their 46th President.
Let me start by saying that I am not a fan of Joe Biden. Not even a little bit. But with that said I’m quite pleased to see a new President take office today because neither was I a fan at all of Trump.
Honestly, I’m not even so concerned about politics on the Federal level these days, anyway. Since becoming a husband and father, I’m far more concerned and involved with local and state-level politics. I’m even entertaining a near-future run for the town council where I live. These are arenas in which I can make real change on issues that immediately effect me and my family.
But it was impossible to ignore Trump during his administration, and that’s what I’m so happy to be rid of. I’m looking forward to not having to hear from the President every day. I’m looking forward to the President’s Twitter account being boring.
A great man and good president, Calvin Coolidge, once said: The words of the President have an enormous weight and ought not to be used indiscriminately.
Would that Trump had taken those words more to heart. Coolidge, like another great American in George Washington, knew well not only the power of silence, but how their words as President reached a level of power almost beyond comprehension, and they used them sparingly.
Anyway, that’s about all I have to say on the issue. I’ll watch the inauguration but frankly I’m more concerned about the charges of fiscal waste flying around my town council.