December 14, 2016, | TruthPR.com | - 'Hope' is one of those concepts often misunderstood.
Some say it's a belief based on weakness. From a biblical perspective, hope embraces an attitude that expects a positive outcome.
Most Christians don't put their faith in humans, but rather the Eternal. People will consistently let us down. However, good leaders have the ability to bring out the best in ourselves that makes life meaningful.
Millions of Americans express new optimism, if not giddiness since President-Elect Donald Trump defeated Hillary Clinton in the race for the White House.
But if you depend on the mainstream media you would never hear of this newfound optimism about America’s future.
Instead, there is a gnashing of teeth, a steady stream of angry commentators and stories like universities creating “safe spaces” for students to grieve Trump’s election. With every new Cabinet pick, media elites proclaim a false narrative that Trump and his supporters are racists and even white supremacists.
Meanwhile, stocks finished a record-breaking week. Buoyed by an anticipated Trump administration, the Dow Jones Industrial Average neared 20,000. NASDAQ and S&P 500 also hit record highs.
During the Obama administration, the markets starved for growth. Like a wilted plant dying from lack of water, Trump’s focus on the economy and pro-America business policies, find the stock market soaring as the post-election rally continues.
It’s understandable why the mainstream media lingers in its self-pity and anguish. They’ve been neutralized, reduced from Platinum to Coach status.
Trump’s talent of communicating directly to citizens has quarantined the talking heads. Liberal journalists aren’t getting first dibs on President-Elect Trump’s activity, making it more difficult to deliver news through its progressive “filter.”
Like the faulty polls, the mood of many Americans is great optimism, not despair. The soon-to-be occupant of the Oval Office has Americans Dreaming Again.
“Hope” can be a serious motivator to do something great with your life. Hope in the future that reflects the values of former generations that once made America Great.
Coffee shop chatter no longer wonders if America will ever see a Republican president that more aptly aligns with their conservative values.
After eight long years, people are Laughing Again. Smiling Again.
But it also seems Trump has helped conservatives Find Their Voice Again. That’s easier to do when someone like the President has your back.
During his remarks at the 75th anniversary of Pearl Harbor Admiral Harry B. Harris, found his voice. The Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command received a standing ovation for calling out San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
"You can bet that the men and women that we honor today - and those who died that fateful morning 75 years ago - never took a knee and never failed to stand when they heard our national anthem being played," Harris said.
Ohio has experienced the “Trump Effect” in recent days.
While Gov. John Kasich vetoed the so-called "Heartbeat Bill," on Tuesday he signed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (Sub. S.B. 127). It’s landmark legislation, which poses a historic challenge to Roe v. Wade. This is the eighteenth pro-life law Kasich has signed into law since he took office in 2011.
Supporters say the bill will withstand a more conservative U.S. Supreme Court under a Donald Trump presidency.
Finally, America just might get away from the transgender bathroom debate and focus on creating good jobs, manufacturing American made products and growing a vibrant economy.
Hollywood actor Mark Wahlberg recently said during an interview about his new film “Patriots Day” leftist celebrities like Lena Dunham, LeBron James, and George Clooney needs to zip it when it comes to politics. “Get over it,” Wahlberg said. “You need Jesus.”
Frankly, many average citizens in flyover states would agree. They are tired of being told how to think by the “thought police.” With whom they can and can’t do business, and belittled by elites that think they know best.
It's not all doom and gloom.
As spoons clank in cups of strong, black coffee in diners across the nation - Americans indeed are “Hopeful Again,” and America can certainly use some “Big League” optimism.
Russ Jones is a 25-year award-winning journalist, correspondent, media analyst, and media consultant. He's traveled the world on investigative reporting trips and consultant major political and cause-oriented campaigns. He may be reached at email@example.com. You can also follow him on Twitter @Facebook.com/russjones.
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