We are about one week into the presidency of Donald Trump. The news outlets are abuzz with questions, speculation, and a plethora of the Woulda, Coulda, Shouldas detailing a better way, a better solution. Social media outlets are bursting at the seams with “better” solutions’ than those being proposed by the current administration.
Everyone has their opinion.
I was reading “The Book of Virtues”, written by former Secretary of Education William Bennett and found this excellent poem.
Were the whole world good as you – not an atom better –
Were it just as pure and true,
Just as strong in faith and works;
Just as free from crafty quirks;
All extortion, all deceit;
Schemes its neighbors to defeat;
Schemes its neighbors to defraud;
Schemes some culprit to applaud –
Would this world be better?
If the whole world followed you – followed to the letter-
Would it be a nobler world,
All deceit and falsehood hurled
Malice, selfishness, and lust,
Banished from beneath the crust,
Covering human hearts from view
Tell me, if it followed you,
Would the world be better?
With this poem in mind, I now challenge you about your criticism not only of President Trump, The Congress, but of all the decisions made that you find unpopular. I challenge you to think hard before you cast that first stone!!
That’s the way I see it.