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March 31, 2020


Hope is a funny thing. It is one of those things if you ask five different people and you will get a different response from each.

While good old fashioned religion has somewhat taken a backseat to all the new ones, those identifying themselves as Christians, yes Christians, tend to fall back on Christian values as a sense of safety and security, to help one another, whether they go to church on Sunday, or just say their daily prayers. 

The coronavirus has shown the world just how vulnerable it is, with many people believing the virus is retaliation for President Trump’s firm stance on economic sanctions against China.

The Democrats tried on two previous occasions to totally discredit and remove President Trump from office but failed miserably.

Now comes the coronavirus outbreak. The Democrats are now trying to make the case that President Trump’s handling of the pandemic that originated from China left America less prepared than other countries. Looks like the Democrats are out on strike three. Please  read on.

In late 2019, an assessment was made by the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NIT) and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security (JHCHS). The United States was “ranked the best-prepared country in the world to handle a pandemic in late 2019. Though the United States’ score was not quite perfect, “the factors driving down the score include the risks of social unrest and terrorism, and low public confidence in government.” 

President Trump has criticized the media for its fake news reporting, and blamed the lack of public confidence in government on misinformation, the basis of which has gone nearly unidentified.

Presidential hopeful Joe Biden attempted to blame the President for no one on the National Security Council staff being put in charge of pandemic preparedness. What occurred in a reorganization effort was not the ousting of a senior director, but a shuffling of people. “determined that the matter amounted to a reorganization and that some team members [of the NSC pandemic office] were shifted to other groups, and others took over some of [the top officials] duties.” 

Desperate candidates tend to grab at straws and that appears to be the case as the shuffling of people took place and some were absorbed into other groups. According to assurances from the White House, the NSC “remains involved in responding to the coronavirus pandemic,” and, “the work of coordinating policy and making sure that decisions made by President Trump’s coronavirus task force as implemented is still the job of the NSC.” The choice of Vice President Mike Pence to head the overall pandemic task force was a person the President had full faith and trust in.

Politicians are often fast and loose with figures involving everyone’s favorite subject – budgets, Why? Because budgets are so notorious for having so many obscure factors and places for slush funds. Proposed cuts by the President to public health were overruled by Congress, which has increased financing due to strong bipartisan support for agencies such as the Center for Disease Control and the National Institute of Health.

Sometimes a movement can be started by that someone who can give a ray of hope to one, to many millions, and whether you are Christian or whatever your religion, “prayer can move mountains.” The President’s leadership is trying to start the hope for the country.

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