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The Associated Press this morning asks: “With ‘America First’ where do human rights rank?”

The article points out (among other things) Donald Trump’s refusal to put public pressure on Saudi Arabia “over the disappearance of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.”

The article goes on to point out that “past presidents in both parties used their office to promote U.S. values and ideals . . . Trump has rarely seized the chance.”

Lets face reality, “traditional” U.S. values and ideals are completely ‘foreign’ concepts (no pun intended) to the rest of the world. Donald Trump has the sense to realize this and he understands that American military might, the strong American economy, American pride and America’s generosity to its friends and enemies alike is a far better message to the world thanĀ  moralizing and shaming based on a religion and on concepts that most of the world does not share, understand or even desire.

My opinion: Donald Trump is changing the face of America for the better, is realistically facing the challenges of foreign relations and actually focusing on his pledge to “Make America Great.”

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Overgovernment

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I often tell myself that President Trump should stop picking meaningless fights, like his feud with the Democratic party’s new ‘Indian Princess’, and focus on bigger issues . . . but that self-dialogue is always abruptly halted by my deeply-held belief that Donald Trump always knows what he’s doing. His rants against his political foes, while they may seem petty and unimportant to me, are plays to attract votes from the voters who prefer political confrontation to polite dialogue. Trump appreciates those people because he is one of them and they are the majority of Americans who keep this country real and keep it free from ‘overgovernment.’