It finally happened. I had a case of writer’s block. This week I had fixed in my mind what I wanted to write about and like a roman candle, it went up in several balls of flame. Actually, I did a little more research on my original topic and realized that I was overreacting. Yes, it does happen from time to time except this time I checked myself before I wrecked myself.

It finally happened.  I had a case of writer’s block.  This week I had fixed in my mind what I wanted to write about and like a roman candle, it went up in several balls of flame.  Actually, I did a little more research on my original topic and realized that I was overreacting.  Yes, it does happen from time to time except this time I checked myself before I wrecked myself.
After that my brain just seemed to freeze.  Of course that doesn’t take a very big freezer but nevertheless, it happened.  As I was trying to figure out my topic I realized that I have been writing a column of some kind or the other for almost 16 years.  
The first 8 years were my Capitol reports and then after leaving office I have been writing my thoughts in my Standing in the Gap column.  And, I haven’t missed very many weeks in that nearly 16 years so that’s a whole lot of bull that’s been spread.  Wait, I should have said a lot of insightful thoughts.  Nah, bull is probably more right.
A friend of mine remarked recently that it must be nice to be able to get a lot of things off my chest and he’s right.  I have been very blessed in being able to share my thoughts with a lot of people. And, I hope that along the way I have touched people’s lives in a positive way.  Of course, I think that some liberals like me because it gives them a pretty large target for their comments and columns.
What I write comes from me and reflects my thoughts and beliefs and I don’t think I have pulled many punches in sharing both.  If you agree or don’t agree with me it’s okay but I think everyone will have to agree that I am pretty transparent in my writings. What you read is what you get.
Melody says she likes my reflective columns better than my political commentary but for me I feel like I need to blend the two.  I just write what is on my mind and on my heart at the time I’m writing, which brings me to this week.  What in the world to write about besides my writings?
For the Obama years it was pretty easy to craft a political column. I so vehemently disagreed with the direction the country was headed and I truly did not know if we would survive the huge left turn this nation was taking.  But, the last year has been different – I don’t feel as afraid as I did the previous 8 years.
I have made it clear in previous columns that I don’t like a lot of the things that President Trump does or how he acts.  But this I do believe – he loves this country and truly wants us to once again be respected by the other nations of the world. He thinks that leadership means leading.  Leading from behind is not leadership at all.

Since the November 2016 election, the far left has done nothing but scheme about ways to delegitimize his presidency.  They will stoop to whatever tactics it takes to keep him from accomplishing anything that doesn’t match up with their liberal agenda.

The far right was just as bent against Obama but not with the extreme hatred that the left displays every day to anything Trump attempts.  For some reason they just can’t come to grips that there was an election and the anointed Hillary did not win.  Personally, I think it is kind of embarrassing for many of them they way they act and, I feel sorry for them for the hate that they have in their hearts.

I hated what Obama was doing to this nation and the direction that he was leading us.  But, I truly did try not to hate him as a person. Not is the case with the Trump haters.  They truly appear to hate the man as well as the policies.

For me, I sleep better at night knowing that my 2nd amendment rights are not under constant barrage; that my Christian beliefs are not being marginalized and that my President is not afraid to call out terror by its rightful name.  I like that my President puts America first and isn’t afraid to tell other nations that we are no longer a rug to be walked upon and a benevolent uncle to be taken granted of.

Teddy Roosevelt was credited with saying “speak softly but carry a big stick”.  Of course Trump doesn’t speak softly but he does carry a big stick.  Because of this I can look over a certain amount of character flaws that I wish he didn’t have.  But of course, the left seems to forget Slick Willy and his flaws.  Interesting, isn’t it?  

   

Kevin Wilson writes a column for the Neosho Daily News.