Donald J. Trump assumed the office of the President of the United States on January 20th, 2017. He is our 45th Commander-in-Chief. On the day he walked into the White House to take over the reins of governance he also gained control of the reins for the hopes and aspirations of millions of Americans.
Anne Sullivan stepped into the White House. This reflection of personality is one which is proving fortuitous for the American people.
We the People voted against a Congressional body which has shown herself to be increasingly deaf and blind to the plight of the constituents. And like Arthur Keller, we hired someone who was partially blind to educate a Congressional body and bring them to heel.
We hired a man, who reminds us of Anne Sullivan. Educated at the Perkins School for the Blind she graduated as Valedictorian in June of 1886. Her remarks include the following thought:
“Duty bids us go forth into active life. Let us go cheerfully, hopefully, and earnestly, and set ourselves to find our especial part. When we have found it, willingly and faithfully perform it.”
Donald J Trump will find his stride. He will couple it with fidelity to duty and do great things for the American people. My observation is of a man who has cheerfully, hopefully, earnestly, and willingly found his special part.
Like Anne Sullivan, he might be reduced to writing words onto the hand of Helen Keller with his Executive Orders. He might be teaching Helen a small handful of words at a time. But unlike the young lady – he is dealing with hundreds of hands – unfriendly hands clinched into a fist. He is writing on the hands of individuals with staggering wealth portfolios and interests to protect. Writing on the hands of not only the deaf and the blind but a few who remain mute when approached with our concerns.
Our own version of Anne Sullivan may have stepped into his new job partially blind regarding the political ambitions and vested interests of all who oppose him. He may have moved into his role without a full understanding of the onus of his rank. But one thing remains clear: We have chosen a good-hearted man who will work in the best interests of the American people.
Far be it from me to kick Anne Sullivan as the painfully slow task of educating the deaf and blind moves along.