By the People

I’ve been thinking about our 45th President, perusing his latest Tweets that have become so commonplace, they drone like Muzak on an elevator.

It reminds me of FDR’s Fireside Chats, when Americans would gather round their radios to listen to the wisdom of their beloved Commander-in Chief, who reassured more than rattled, spoke only when he had something important to say.

I then thought of other leaders not as popular, like George W. Bush and his invisible weapons of mass destruction. Many Americans foamed at the mouth over him and Mr. Cheney, his fun loving V.P. Now it’s all forgotten, because we’re like that….

we’re bighearted people.

We wept with George as he gave the eulogy for his dad, tears streaming down his face, his foibles and missteps, things of the past.

Will we forgive number 45 when he finally steps down? Probably, too polite to say anything but, good luck, rather than, good riddance.

To quote Mr. Lincoln, the better angels of our nature, no doubt will have the last say, since, our innate patriotism links us, brother to brother, despite our differences.

Like Ben Franklin said to his fellow founders, either we hang together or we hang alone, and he wasn’t just whistling under his coonskin cap either, that Ben.

And that government of the people, by the people, for the people….shall not perish from the earth.

Sing it Abe!



About Susannah Bianchi

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21 Responses to By the People

  1. Dale says:

    It’s so funny you should write this today. I swear I was thinking the very same thing recently.

    I dunno. It will be interesting to watch from afar…

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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    It’s not just politicians whose lapses in judgement we erase. We seem to move on to the next day’s topic fairly quickly. I wonder if it really is just an American phenomenon.

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  3. Sorryless says:


    I don’t think Trump will be held in the same vein as the others simple because he ISN’T in the same vein. At all. Even Presidents we vehemently disagreed with in the past achieved a decorum that was in keeping with the office. Trump trashes dead people. I think it will be more a matter of not saying anything at all about him.

    Says everything about where society has gotten to, that peeps would sit around the radio and listen to their President talk. Now, we have social media forums such as Twitter that mean absolutely nothing. The only time a tweet is ever recognized is when its vile. We’re heading in the wrong direction, at the speed of light.


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  4. You are, at least, partially correct. I think we will, mostly, forgive Mr. Trump; however, we won’t have to remember much because, personally, I think he will keep on reminding us after he leaves office.

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  5. I would imagine it is hard to be president because of the constant minute scrutiny. Some do it much better than others and some are much better suited to the position. I’m not sure how the current one will be viewed by history, although I’m guessing not that favorably. Still, it’s impossible to say in the middle of the term. A lot of beloved presidents were very unpopular at times in their terms, such as Truman and Lincoln.

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    • This is true. Until the north started to win, Lincoln was never going to be reelected, and he knew that, which was why he changed his vice president to a southerner, hoping that would help. Poor Andrew Johnson freaked to be President.

      Harry Truman never went to college. That always blows me away.

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