Well, the elections are over and tomorrow Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the
45th president of these United States of America.
Mr. President, I didn't support your candidacy and I didn't vote for you. BUT, you are
now the president of the United States and you are now my president. I sincerely wish you success. The time
for opposition is over.
Some eight years ago, I also didn’t vote for your predecessor, but following his
election, I also congratulated him, welcomed him as my president and wished him
well. (Ref. 301) In the American way, let me welcome you to the office
of the presidency in the same vein.
Welcome Mr. President!
The bitterness that invariably occurs in a hard fought political campaign should now end.
Your opponent, Hilary Clinton, lost and it's time for her supporters and your opponents to join ranks with the
nearly 69 million American who voted for you. The rules for our elections are clear – whoever gets the most votes
in the electoral college wins the election – and you undeniably obtained the larger number of votes in the electoral
college. End of discussion! The losers need to stop their crying and acting like spoiled brats.
Get over it and move on. If, after the next four years, you are unhappy, you’ll get another chance to elect your
favorite. It is now time for all of us to get behind you and to help to move this great country in which we live
forward. There is no room or time for pettiness and vindictiveness which all too often take place in other countries
around the globe following a transition of political power.
Mr President, while I welcome you to the office of the presidency and promise to
support you for at least the next four years, I still reserve my right to offer my suggestions, to applaud your
decisions that I support, and to criticize your decisions and actions which I think are wrong. While I may criticize
you actions and behavior in the future, the fact remains that there can be only one leader – you. Your decisions are
final – if and until they are changed or rejected by the other 2 branches of our government or by your
Here are some of the actions that I hope you will be taking during your term(s) in
Let’s get a health care program to replace Obamacare – one that makes sense, is affordable
and meets the needs the real needs of the people. Obamacare is simply an abomination! Coverage for catastrophic
illness -yes. Health care for those who otherwise couldn’t afford it - yes! Reimbursement for essentially all
medical expenses – no! People need to pay for some of their medical care costs. Otherwise, there is no incentive
to avoid unnecessary care or medications. Cost and care must be balanced. One size fits all – no! Don’t try to do
it all at once – that’s why Obamacare is such a disaster. Learn as you go.
Mr. President, reverse the trend that has weakened our military. Make our military once
again the strongest in the world.
Mr. President, restore the close relations with Israel. Reverse the perverse policies of the
past administration of trying to force Israel to concede to every demand of the Palestinian leadership that only
wants a Jew-free Palestine and the expulsion of all Jews from the Middle East. Make clear to the Palestinian
leadership that they must concede to achieve peace just as the Israelis have offered very generous concessions in
the past. Make sure they understand that the longer they refuse to negotiate in good faith, the less they will
attain in the future.
Mr. President, eliminate the bureaucracy and red tape that hinders American businesses,
particularly small business. Make government more efficient. Put the brakes on the EPA and \the onerous rules and
regulations that they are trying to force down the throats of Americans. It is costing us all untold billions of
Mr. President, step up America’s involvement in the war on radical Islamic extremism. Let’s
help the word eliminate the curse of these animals who cut off people's heads, murder innocent civilians, and turn
their own children into suicidal terrorists. No quarter! These Islamic jihadist are not signatories
of the Geneva conventions and certainly do not fight by any civilized rules of war. Such creatures do not deserve to
be treated with kindness. They need to be exterminated and their form of hatred and terror destroyed forever. The
terrorists have chosen the rules they fight by - we should fight back with the same rules. This is not the time to
bow down to the bleeding hearts of the world.
Mr. President, we need to get serious about reducing America’s indebtedness, some $19
trillion, bequeathed to us by the outgoing administration. We need to turn annual debt spending into annual
surpluses. This means eliminating unnecessary spending and increasing taxes. Part of this process requires a major
simplification of our federal tax system. Today our tax laws are unfair, incomprehensible, and unnecessary. We tax
American businesses at the highest rates in the world and burden them with incomprehensible rules and regulations
that requires wasteful batteries of lawyers and accountants to bring them into compliance. Make American business
more competitive and see how tax revenues rise.
Mr. President, we need to reverse the trend in America of becoming a nation of “us vs.
them”. Too often today, it’s “those who produce vs. those who take”, "the rich vs. the poor”, “the 1% vs. the
other 99%”, “Blacks, vs. Whites”, "the haves vs. the have-nots", etc. This type of conflict benefits no one and
hurts us all. Presidential leadership can do much to address this ongoing problem.
Mr. President, our American form of government divides power among three branches –
executive, legislative and judicial. I would hope and expect that you would work cooperatively with the other two
branches of government to achieve results that are beneficial to all citizens of these United States. In the same
vein, I would hope and expect that you will listen to the voices of the “loyal opposition”.
Mr. President, it’s time to reconsider our relationship to the United Nations. The U.N. is
not the unbiased organization of nations that was supposed to treat all nations impartially, to foster world peace,
and to provide a venue for equal justice and resolution of disputes. Should the United States continue to be the
main financial contributor to this organization?
Mr. President, perhaps the most important thing you can accomplish is to, once again,
have America assume its leadership role in the world. Leading from behind is not an option!
Please, say what you mean on the world stage and mean what you say. Let our friends and allies know that they
can count on America to truly protect their backs. Without hesitation, we will be there when they need us. On
the other side, let our enemies know that we will back up our promises and committments with action when
- Welcome Mr. President!, David Burton, sonofeliyahu.com; Article 55 ,
24 January 2009.