Saturday, January 7, 2017

Welcome to 2017

2017, a time for renewal. The Republicans have taken control of the governments, federally, and many state, and local governments. The Trump administration has appointed many competent and capable cabinet members, unlike President Obama's cabinet. At Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson. Now, some Republicans dislike his Russian ties, however, I say give him a chance. Tillerson is a great businessman who built up an oil empire, much like President-Elect Trump.  For Defense, Trump appointed General. Mad Dog Mattis. Gen. Mattis is a great choice, due to his tactical prowess, giving him the nickname Warrior Monk. Mattis will help make America Safe Again. For the Ambassador to the U.N, President-Elect Trump has nominated South Carolina governor, Nikki Haley. Governor Haley has tremendous experience dealing with foreign companies in her State and has negotiated multiple beneficial deals with companies. A potential successor to Governor Haley is either South Carolina Congressman Trey Gowdy or Senator Tim Scott. Both are amazingly dedicated public servants and would make a fine governor. Now that's only part of his cabinet. Trump will appoint a Supreme Court Justice to replace the late Antonin Scalia.Senator Mike Lee of Utah would make a fine choice, as he is a constitutionalist to fit the mold of Scalia. I know that Trump has stated he would only pick from his list, however, I believe that Senator Ted Cruz of Texas would make an excellent choice, as he is an originalist, who has a conservative voting record, with the added benefit of having clerked for arguably one of the greatest minds on the Supreme Court, Chief Justice William Rehnquist. However, I think Cruz would make a great successor to Trump in 2024, or even possibly 2020, depending on the next four years.