Older can be better

Donald Trump will be 70 years and seven months old when he is sworn into office on January 20th. He breaks the previous record held by Ronald Reagan who was 69 years old when he was sworn into office in 1981. I’m glad to see an older man holding the highest leadership position in America. Both my husband and I have faced age related discrimination in the job market. I blame Kennedy. Although one can be as young as 35 (the minimum age) and still qualify for the office of the president, John F. Kennedy is the youngest president sworn in at the age of 43. Our culture worships youth. Why? With age comes experience which, hopefully, begets wisdom.

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This is a chart depicting the ages of presidents upon being sworn into office.

Those who control what we watch on television try desperately to control our thoughts on age. Recently, on a Family Feud episode, on the fast money round questions was; ‘What age is too old to be president?’ Seventy was the answer given and I believe it was the number one answer as well. How convenient that this particular question was asked at this particular time. More likely it was engineered to get people to question the viability of an older man such as, Donald Trump to run our country.

Some people, claim that, Trump is a dangerous hot head. I see a man who has displayed admirable calm in the face of egregious attacks against himself and his family. He is, after all, a man who as faced many such attacks over the years. He is used to being around crazies. He has been targeted just for being white, and successful. Hmmmm, what does that sound like? Racism & bigotry and it comes from the supposed ‘tolerant left’. Well, we all know they are only tolerant to those who hold their same views. Otherwise, they hold a collective, schoolyard bully mentality.

I, for one, look forward to having the stability of age and wisdom in the highest office in the land. I believe, President-elect Trump and his family will all show us what it truly means to be a great nation, and how ALL Americans can once again be proud of America.

God bless, president Trump, his family and those sworn to protect them all.

Elegance and wealth

I am not wealthy. I have been studying wealth, and wealthy people, for many years now, but I do not count myself as one of, ‘them’. As an avid people watcher, studying wealth-and people’s attitudes toward money has been immensely entertaining. Especially during the election.

In my studies, I have learned that different cultures dress, and behave, different from one another in regards to their wealth and how they identify with other persons in their economic circles. The old adage, ‘birds of a feather flock together’ really does hold true… especially when it comes to money.

According to, Ginie Sayles’ book; How to Meet the Rich for Business, Friendship, or Romance, there are 6 types of classes of Rich people and each has it’s own dress code, home decor code, and standards/types of etiquette. There are the; Old Money Pedigrees, Flamboyant Old Money, Status New Rich, Practical New Rich, Celebrity Rich, and Roller-Coaster Rich.

I believe, our new President and his family are Old-ish Money Pedigree with, Melania being grafted in through marriage (Old-ish because his family’s wealth was not built over centuries as is say, the wealth of royalty such as the family wealth of Prince William, but Trump was raised with Old Money mentality which has been passed on to his children, and now his grandchildren). Melania is Status New Rich through her marriage to Trump, but she is displaying many of the characteristics of Old Money Pedigree or (OMP). I would love to know how she transformed herself from model to elegant wife of a Billionaire to soon-to-be first Lady. She truly is someone one who has made a deliberate effort to change her stars.

Although, Melania has not fully embraced the entire OMP way of life, preferring pastels to primary colors, she is more OMP than not OMP. Meaning, OMP persons are subtle about money. Well, as subtle as one can be when one is a Billionaire. OMP persons do not go out of their way to draw attention to themselves. They do not dress flashy. They dress well. Dressing well doesn’t mean your labels are showing. For an OMP, dressing well means spending a bit more, or much more if necessary, for quality clothing that lasts. OMP’s do not follow fashion trends as some people do who change their look as often as the weather changes. OMP’s buy well made, and if needed- tailored, clothing. They are always clean and well groomed. OMP’s do not draw attention to themselves by speaking in a loud tone (deliberately or otherwise), or by dressing flashy, or by using $50.00 words, or by name dropping, or bragging about their wealth (not even would they humble brag).

I believe President-elect Trump, his wife Melania and all the rest of the Trump clan are going to be good for America in so many ways but especially in showing Americans what it truly means to be wealthy and not just play at having money. They will show America what is true compassion and management of wealth? It is not spending a half billion of tax payers’ money on vacations for oneself and one’s family.  I find it interesting that the same people who never complained about the extravagant vacations taken by the Obama’s on our dime are demanding that, Trump pay for his own security which is a valid entitlement/expense for the President.

Instead of continuing to lose their minds about what is done; the election is over, Trump won, get used to it, it is time to be quiet, stop making assumptions based in fear and just observe.

I, for one, am excited that people get to observe a different kind of wealth than obnoxious celebrity wealth. To me, it’s as if the whole nation gets to  have front row seats at the biggest, this-is-how-it’s-done, etiquette/comportment class in history. Observe and learn, people… observe and learn.

 

 

Why, ‘flyover’ states matter

Aw, ‘lamestream’ media is pouting because, Trump won the election. They can’t understand how we pesky salt-of-the-earth types managed to find our way to the polls and vote- what with us all being so ‘ignant’ and under educated and stuff.

There is, however, something mainstream media is too in love with itself to understand but that, Donald Trump is down-to-earth enough to figure out, middle America is not just a bunch of states you fly over to get to some great party on the other coast. Middle America is where your food and fuel come from and if you don’t respect the people who really keep this nation going, we are not going to vote for your elitist, ignorant self. Here is what the media, and other elitist do not understand. Also, before we get going too much here, let me just make sure SNL understands that their skits do not influence my vote either. I read. I pray. I vote. I’m not ‘trendy’ nor do I care what you think about my voting choices. I do not make important life choices based on how popular I think or hope they will make me. That is also why the ‘flyover’ states are what they are…  they are far from the superficial influences of either coast and not even popular t.v., SNL, or CNN can change that.

Just because I voted for Trump does not mean I’m sexist, racist or stupid. If Sarah Palin had been running for president, I would have voted for her. And mainstream media would have called me stupid. If Allen West had been running I would have voted for him, even after the Obama debacle. And mainstream media would have called me stupid just as it is calling the ‘flyover states’ stupid for voting for, Trump. The mainstream media are trying to push the globalist agenda.  Globalism is not the answer America needs now, or ever. We were alone at the beginning, mocked by European nations and accused of being backwards & out of touch then, and now. That’s ok. I do not need the approval of nations people escape from to move here in order to feel good about myself. As a side note; Europe isn’t working that great right now anyway for its people. Allowing the world to pressure them into taking in violent and deadly refugees has put everyone in their nations at terrible risk. Women are being gang raped, health workers are being threatened and diseases are being brought into those nations that the western world has not seen in decades.  Look at Greece, and Venezuela to see what happens when we forget that it is capitalism and no other economic ideal that keeps a nation standing on its feet. Trump is great at capitalism. Trump is great at putting America first ahead of other countries. It’s like being on a flight and being told to put your oxygen mask on before helping those around you. You cannot help others if you are on the brink of death. Each nation must take care of itself before looking over the fence into their neighbor’s yard. Each nation must do what works for them, not what the world tries to peer pressure them into doing. I’m fed up with being pressured into globalism. Isn’t that what America is about anyway? Doing our own thing and being the example to the world? We used to be world leaders but past presidents and policy makers have tried to make us followers. They have tried to weaken us through adopting foreign policies that do not fit with our national ideal. Is that why people of other nations are horrified by our choice in Trump? Did they expect us to tow the party line and pick globalism over freedom? We saw hints of, Hillary’s dangerous globalist views in her book, ‘It Takes a Village (to raise a child)’. No, Hillary. It takes one male daddy, and one female mommy to raise a child and not the state. America was not built on globalism and, I believe, cannot survive in that kind of environment. We cannot have immigrants coming into our country that want to us to allow their archaic laws that drag America backwards 100+ years to take president over our laws that our people have fought for, and many have died, to preserve. When they come, they must adhere to our laws, or they must leave. They must become American.  Even for Americans born here, we must eliminate the division causing hyphen. You are either fully American and with us in helping America to recover from decades of hate filled and hate fuel division, or you’re against us. It’s really quite simple.

Independent thinking is what made our country. Jumping on the band wagon has brought us to the brink of ruin. We have seen the Lord’s mercy over us in that Trump won the election. Let’s not squander it with in fighting for the next 8 years (I believe Trump will win again in the election four years from now.). America, let’s pull together s never before and make our nation great once again. Not with hand outs, but with a hand up. Not with division but with unity. With kindness, compassion and mercy shown toward one another. Many of the people who voted for Trump are the same people put out of work when their industries were shut down in favor of the environment ideals. You cannot feed your children with self righteous idealism. Trump knows this. He knows what people need.

We also need to heal. There is too much division and anger in America. We need to put prayer back into schools and teach children and adults that we are NOT animals. We are people with souls, and spirits and we have eternity waiting for us. Stop fighting like animals and show mercy and compassion to one another. Stop making derogatory comments about people who do not think the way you do. Stop using social media to be anti-social. Trump is a man who grew up with, and openly believes in the American ideal. It is this ideal that made America great at one time and it is this ideal that can make us great again. It’s been far too long since America was great. If you are being honest with yourself you can see the cracks, and great big schisms.

One of the things that can help you to better understand America is to read a book or dozen on American history. Thanksgiving is coming up soon. Why not read about the pilgrims but also read about how the modern holiday really came about. It was not about over eating and then lying around in a food coma for the rest of the day before engaging in some flag football. Let’s all try to get on the same page here by reciting this promise to ourselves and then letting other people know that there is something they can do to contribute to helping our new president Make America Great Again: ‘America is a wonderful country to live in, but it’s been awhile since it’s been ‘great’. I cannot imagine living anywhere else. As a loving citizen of this once great nation, I pledge alliance to America and I promise to do my part to make it great again by doing independent reading about her, her history, and the people that helped to create her and not to just rely on what mainstream media tells me about America. (by reading something positive about America and not only the things about what the media tells me is wrong with America- because I realize that the media will now try to blame Trump for everything that is wrong with America even though he is not yet the president) I promise to pray for America and for my president, Donald Trump. I promise not to verbally torch anyone on social media who does not agree with my point of view. I realize that Making America Great Again begins with me and I will not sit back and wait for some bloated government agency to do the work for me. I will not become ‘butt hurt’ when I hear people talk about how America is not as great as it once was because I do not live in the land of denial. I realize I can only be effective in my community if I face the reality of the situation and take partial responsibility for contributing to the state our country is in right now (more on that later). I will declare at least 3x per day, ‘I love America’. I will do my best to refrain from using the word hate. I will limit my intake of biased news media and pet small animals more often. (This last one might actually help you to meet, and get to know, your neighbors which helps to build community.) I will do what I can to get to  know my neighbors and thereby help to build and restore goodness in my community. I could go on and on but I feel it is already becoming a bit too overwhelming. You do not need to do them all, or all at once. Pick the one you think you’ll do, start there and then move on to the next, and then the next.

It’s going to be ok. Trump is not a man of empty words. He is a man of action. He is a man who gets things done. He is a man with experience. He has not officially held a political office (which I personally like) but he has had to deal with business politics which can be just as touchy as world politics.) The man knows how to make good deals. He even wrote  a book about it! A book written from personal experience. HIS personal experience.

Trump has shown us that yes, anyone can be president meaning, you do not need to be a carrier politician to be our leader. You just need to be able to lead and, Trump has proven leadership skills. Trump has shown his interest and concern for ALL Americans. America is for ALL Americans and not just for those who are over educated elitists. Trump has shown his love for America even before he ran for office. It’s time for us to show OUR love for America by supporting, Trump. Our new president.

WE WON!! 10 things Trump can teach us if we let him

I am over the moon ecstatic that Trump won the presidential election. I’ve been reading about this amazing American family for several years now and I’ve fallen in love with their down to earth (YES!) point of view, commitment to each other and their extend family and their focus on traditional American values among other things. Here are some thoughts on what I believe president Elect Trump can teach Those who need these lessons,… if they let him and stop pouting.

  1. How to be a grown up. Too many liberal college students need a ‘safe place’ to go because they are easily offended by words. When I was a kid, we had a mantra that could benefit these extra tender hearts; ‘sticks and stones may break my bones but names shall never hurt me!’. Just chant that when you feel words are too sharp for you to handle and you could end up more mature and thick skinned. Yes, Trump has said some things in the past that his opponents happily dredged up during the election, however, how many of us do NOT have word skeletons in their closet? How many of us have NEVER said anything offensive? Not me. I repent daily of my words. I pray everyday to do better.
  2. It’s ok to be white.
  3. It’s ok to be rich.
  4. It’s REALLY ok to be white and rich.
  5. Trump wants as many people who want to be to BE rich no matter what their color is. He does not believe cultural poverty benefits anyone so stop trying to hold back your friends, family members or neighbors who wan tot improve their lot in life.
  6. Trump believes in helping other people get what they want…AS LONG AS THEY ARE WILLING TO DO THE WORK. Welfare programs bankrupt a nation. People who are entrepreneurs contribute to their local, and in turn, our national community. Trump is about a hand up, not a hand out.
  7. How to truly protect our nation from dangerous invaders. Hint: we certainly do not give them incentives to move here- AT ALL, but more importantly, we do not incentivize illegal citizenship with greater perks than what our vets, and elderly receive to maintain the cost of living.
  8.   It’s ok for America to be a superpower unfettered by the ILLEGAL UN watch dogs. Being a part of the UN goes against our constitution and I’m praying that Trump breaks us free from this terrible organization.
  9. Money doesn’t always corrupt. For a nation with many pastors teaching about prosperity, many people still have phobias about money. Donald Trump has managed to raise well rounded, down to earth, conscientious, and responsible children. Even while being a business mogul.
  10. Trump will teach us how to dream like Americas again; to dream big and to go for those dreams. No one on the left thought he would win. Did they think making promises about social programs and taxing the rich to pay for these programs would seduce votes for their candidate? Most Americans do not want to be taken care of by big government and we certainly do not want anything from our government that will cost us our freedom. America has been flooded by immigrants coming from countries that do not think the way that we do and so how could these immigrants possibly understand what the American dream really means? Many of them come here expecting handouts and some even become violent when they do not get what they were told they could have. I don’t know who is lying to them but here is the truth about the American Dream; you can have whatever you are willing to work hard to obtain. The American Dream is not about being handed to you what the government social programs think you are worth. It is about building the life you want and in the process, building up your community as well as those around you.

Donald Trump is a grown man. He is a capitalist. He is direct and he does not mess around with coddling people who are easily offended. You must be a grown up too if you are to be able to even dare to be on the same playing field as he. I think this is what scares so many people. We’ve had too many words and not enough action from past presidents. At least, not healthy action that was good for our nation.

Trump is going to be great for America. It might hurt some folks at first. They’re going to have to grow up and be more responsible. Even babies must learn to walk even when they fall down and get hurt they are victorious because they did it! If you’ve been afraid of Trump winning the election, it’s time for you to grow up and learn how to stand on your own. Stop being spoon fed by mainstream media. Read a book written by Trump. Read a book about historical American politics that has not been written by an angry liberal who hates America. Read something written by someone who loves America.

I believe that Trump can bring unity to America but we all must be willing to think of others as more important than ourselves (if you are a Christian you should knwo this is biblical!). We must be willing to work with each other and not against each other.

Before you write a comment, think about it. Too many people wrongly think that being ‘authentic’ means being an ass. We see in the bible that whatever we feel we need to say must be said with love. We can be angry but we cannot use our anger as a justification to sin.

Healing our nation begins now. It begins with, Donald Trump. It begins with me, and it begins with you.

Donald Trump can teach America, and Americans, how to be great again IF we let him. You can either sell out to hate & fight against what has happened and contribute to the division in America, or you can buy into the mindset that America has a few adjustments that need to be made in order to get our nation back on track. The choice is yours. It is, after all, a free nation.