Like many of you, I watched the inauguration of Donald Trump as the 45thPresident of the United States. And like many of you, there was much I appreciated in the ceremonies and also things that concerned me.
But what really caught my attention were the remarks of New Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. After painting a very grim picture of the state of the nation, Schumer said this:
“Despite these challenges, I stand here today confident in this great country for one reason: you, the American people.”
Senator Schumer’s words echoed Barack Obama’s words at his final press conference as President, “At my core,” he said, “I think we’re going to be OK . . . . I believe in the American people.”
Now when Schumer made his remarks, I joked to the Colson Center board members watching with me, that “William Jennings Bryan just woke up from his grave and said, ‘Amen!’ and Winston Churchill just woke up from his grave screaming, ‘No!’” (more…)