Friday, January 12, 2018


Teddy Roosevelt, Harry Truman, Eisenhower, and Ronald Reagan had one special trait in common..... optimism. Most of you were asleep in history class, or you attended a Liberal school that hated all American Presidents, so you would not know about the optimism of Teddy Roosevelt.

Teddy thought everyone standing in front of him was great in some way or other. When he traveled in the world, especially after he left office as President, he was constantly telling people he met what a great thing they were doing. I am reading his book on his hunting trip to Africa, and he was a tremendous hit there. He told the White Settlers that they reminded him of his ranching friends in Arizona, and by the time he left Kenya he owned them. On his hunting trip, he was always encouraging his porters who carried loads for him. He always shared his lunch, while hunting on the plains, with his gun bearer and sais ( horse groomer). 

Teddy believed America was great, not that he needed to make it great again. Talking about becoming great again implies that America is a disaster zone. That may sell well with those who hate Liberals, but the whole population responds to being told America IS great. Even if it is not true, it still buys a lot of good will.

Ronald Reagan was a great optimist, as was Harry Truman, and it is interesting that Reagan put a bust of Harry Truman in the Oval Office. Is that what Reagan liked about Truman? Truman was the most patriotic Democrat America has ever seen, and he loved America. If Truman were back now, burning the American flag would be a felony.

Eisenhower was also very optimistic about America. He truly loved the American people and liked to be with them. But, beyond America, Ike loved to wander the world, especially after his Presidency, to visit other peoples. He was frequently getting his Secret Service into a panic by walking into the barrios of the world to visit with poor and low income people. He did this in India, and he found a man with no radio antennae above his home. He asked him if he had a radio, and the Indian man said he could not yet afford one. Ike ordered his aids to buy the man a radio at once. India loved Ike like they loved Gandhi.

In the video you heard that the largest crowd in Indian history turned out for the US President. This sure was not because Ike referred to them as a s___hole.

We have not had a real optimist in the White House since Reagan. Presidents, for the last forty years, have been cranky too much of the time. No one in America should be more optimistic than the President. There is a cheer leading factor to the office. "Great again" is a grumpy reference to Obama, ugly as his era was. And, what harm can it do to tell Africa that they are great people? Just enforce the immigration laws, and stop belly aching over their s___. If they come smelling of it, send them back, and welcome the winners.

So, the Tweeter of bile and better herbs has outdone himself. He has reduced all of Africa to a s___hole. I grew up in Africa, and my wife and I worked there as missionaries. No one has seen more s___ in Africa than I have. There are slums that are literally crawling with s___. There is government housing in Kitale, Kenya where nomads have moved in from the deserts and have no concept of picking up trash, and human waste is everywhere. The stench is beyond imagination. My African pastor associate and I held a church service in that community, sitting under a tree smelling s___. Imagine that the next time you sing, "What a Fellowship."

But, in Nairobi today there is a huge middle class, and these are university educated upward mobility young adults. The ladies are stylish and use skin lighteners to try to look chique. There are men in slick business suits driving a Mercedes and walking with long strides to appointments. To reduce all of Africa to s___, according to the world's premier bully, has set the USA back many years in relations with African nations.

And, how does Trump's reference to Haitians help? We are about to learn that the Clinton's used the Haitians to launder money into the Clinton Foundation. Those people must have caught on that they were used by rich American thugs. How does it help to refer to them as a s___hole nation? Could they have people like these in the photo who could make great American citizens?

So, you who are Bible believers, for whom I primarily write, please stop exalting Donald Trump as God's gift to America. He has a mouth full of s___, and, if you cannot figure it out any other way, ask yourself if you want your young children to hear you exalting a s___ talking man.

Colossians 4:6 Let your speech be alway with grace, seasoned with salt, that ye may know how ye ought to answer every man.

Titus 2:7 In all things shewing thyself a pattern of good works: in doctrine shewing uncorruptness, gravity, sincerity,
8 Sound speech, that cannot be condemned; that he that is of the contrary part may be ashamed, having no evil thing to say of you.

Psalms 19:14 Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O LORD, my strength, and my redeemer.

Do you have the above Bible standard for you and your family while exalting a potty mouthed President?

I have an S word for you............ SHAME.