Should we ask Donald Trump or Forrest Gump these all important questions? The Donald calls a lot of people “stupid”- Forrest Gump at least offered a definition for stupid.
Gump said – “Stupid is as stupid does”
In the area of what Trump has done or what he is doing, we will have to eliminate the acquisition of ten billion dollars for the obvious reasons. A child’s first trip to Disney World and an adult’s first million dollars are both pretty much fantasies for the average American so for the sake of this argument we will set aside the entire matter of acquiring wealth for the more practical questions that we actually will have to answer on a daily basis.
- What’s the Difference between Russia’s Putin and the average American Citizen?
What president in our history has ever claimed that he could get along with our strongest protagonist and potential enemy (Putin) all while calling many of our own citizens stupid? If you can’t get along with us – what makes Putin so special?
Not everyone in the nation is onboard the Trump train; many of us got off quickly after applying Gump’s definition of “stupid” to this question.
- Will we have to go through the next 4/8 years wondering what you mean by what you say.
For the last seven years we have been subject to the vacillations, lies and obfuscations of Barack Obama. The grandiose cover for all his adjustments and modifications, made on the fly, is the simple explanation that he has – evolved.
Most of us don’t care about the difference between a face and a persona. Speaking of stupid, are we too stupid to understand the difference between a semantic word game and an ordinary insult?
Maybe you should start evolving if you are going to catch up to our outgoing president who is a master in the art of giving empty answers to loaded questions.
- Have you ever read Dale Carnegie’s Classic – “How to Win Friends…?”
Perhaps someone with ten billon bucks doesn’t think they need any improvements in their life, but even Daddy Warbucks knew enough to treat people with a little dignity.
Are you aware that one of the rare gems of Carnegie’s wisdom was the simple truth that people react better and give back more in business, life et al to those who take the time to help them to save face?
Criticizing faces is the act of a child, helping others to save face is the act of a fully matured lady or gentleman that has learned to recognize the dignity of others.
Can we project the question into our future and ask; what kind of an example will it be to our children to have a president who may at any given time make fun of any one of our 280 million faces?
- How would you answer the question of the nuclear button?
For over half an hour during the recent CNN Republican debate, you were silent as others answered important questions about matters that all Americans are concerned about. It was obvious that many of those questions could only be answered by qualified senators, governors and experienced politicians.
During that half hour it was clear – that you were – the apprentice.
Rising candidates like Fiorina had more to say than you. Seasoned statesmen like Cruz and others barreled ahead from knowledge and experience to give answers that no apprentice could possibly answer.
When the CNN moderators posed the question that was obviously aimed at creating tension between other candidates and you, did it occur to you that they should have asked you – and only you – that most important question?
It is here you have the chance to answer the question.
Would you put the nuclear button in the hands of an apprentice?
- Which of these phrases does not belong in the list?
This question may fare better on the popular ‘Are you smarter than a fifth grader’ but it begs to be asked.
After enduring the fruit of a generation long mistake called Roe v. Wade, which to date has cost the lives of 55 million innocent children, and now the morally decadent ruling called Obergefell v. Hodges why have we not heard some bold promise from you on what you would do about these as president of these United States?
So far we have heard you say we should partially fund Planned Parenthood and that Obergefell is after all the – “law of the land.”
We will not tax your comprehension of moral matters above what you may be able.
Here is one single question.
Which of these phrases about America does not belong in this list?
- 55 million abortions
- “homosexual marriage”
- national greatness
6. Which Vision will be our Future – Yours or Mine?
Almost every speech along your campaign trail has been peppered with the promise of greater riches for America. My message is exactly the opposite.
I will not draw on the reports and predictions of many of our best economists to bolster my message even while many of them are warning that America cannot avoid the coming fiscal fall.
I have only three top messages and will proclaim them until my death. One is the gospel of the saving power of the Lord Jesus Christ. The second is the warnings of one third of the Bible that Christ is about to re-enter the affairs of men in judgment. A third explicit and detailed message was given to me by the one who gave me the first two. Our nation is about to undergo an economic crash that will far exceed the days of deep austerity caused by the stock market crash of 1929.
Irony will have an entirely new definition if it is you that is sitting as our president when these things occur.
It will be, the billionaire – presiding over the greatest economic crash in America’s history?
- The seventh question as a concomitant to the other six.
Will you admit that you were, after all, just too stupid to make all Americans richer or will all Americans admit that they were very stupid to elect you as their president?
We are still waiting for your favorite verse from the Bible, which you said was your favorite book. If you can’t think of one soon, let me suggest that you memorize this two part gem – as quickly as you can.
It’s about a rich man who had his best year ever and said to himself…
“…Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.” (Lk 12: 19)
Then along came God’s answer to him – to you – to us all…
“But God said unto him, Thou fool, this night thy soul shall be required of thee: then whose shall those things be, which thou hast provided? So is he that layeth up treasure for himself, and is not rich toward God.” (Lk 12: 20-21)
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