George H.W. Bush, our 41st President, is a member of our greatest generation. He enlisted after Pearl Harbor, and became a combat pilot who was shot down during a time when Japanese fanatics executed captive pilots and ate their livers. A Republican, he continued his service to this nation as a Congressman, Ambassador, CIA Director, VP and President. In his Inaugural Address, he lauded volunteerism as a "thousand points of light." It is a theme he carried throughout his later life, praising "ordinary people who reach beyond themselves to touch the lives of those in need." On Thursday night in Montana, Authoritarian Donald Trump, himself a draft dodger who never served a day in the military, mocked the words of this great man, now 94, whose wife Barbara passed away earlier this year.
The New York Times has come up with 18 inaccurate claims made by Trump in Montana. But what really shows Trump as thin-skinned little person are his mean-spirited remarks about Bush. I would like to say Republicans are outraged, especially since volunteerism is why so many of them contend there's no need for so much governmental assistance. But a few exceptions, they've been silent. That's because they are no longer considered conservative unless they worship at the gaudy altar of Donald J Trump.
There is no need for a thousand points of lights. Only one.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of Donald J Trump.”