The List of Accomplishments of the Trump Administration: After just one year, there is a lot to be thankful for

It’s hard to say how many articles I’ve written about the potential for a Donald Trump presidency, or the success of the events of his first year.  I have a million things to do each day it seems and little time to do any of them, but due to the truly corrupt forces that have always been at work against our nation the Donald Trump presidency was the first solution in my mind to putting those forces back into their place.  I saw the election of Donald Trump as a self-funded, outsider who strives pressure because he functions best with it to solve the many problems that we have leeched into our republic to overthrow it and cast us all back into the stone ages.  My reason for writing so much is that I don’t feel our professional media has the aptitude or reasoning to see the situation properly so that I must write about this president defending him righteously because there are so few outlets out there that will. I never expected Trump to be perfect but I did expect him to strive for perfection and he does.  After just one year since Trump was elected, when the major changes to our national outlook started to take place, the fine people at have compiled a list of all the accomplishments of the Trump administration for all to see at the following link.  It is well worth a look.

That is an impressive list and as a student of history you will not find a single other president who has done more or even attempted so much.  Before Trump put his name in the ring at Trump Tower in Manhattan back in the summer of 2015 I was looking for a Calvin Coolidge type of president—someone who would bring hard work back to the White House and try to sell the idea of America back to the people who live around the world in a positive way.  It was obvious to me due to inside baseball experience that the two-party systems just couldn’t produce the right kind of person for the job so I had lost faith in the ability of our elections to find a suitable candidate.  To be president a person has to love all the things it takes to get there.  For instance, for me, as busy as I am, I don’t like it.  I love lots of private time.  I do enjoy doing television work, and talking on the radio—and standing in front of a crowd is something that comes naturally for me.  But to my very core I like my private thoughts and I hate dealing with stupid people.  A president has to actually enjoy people and all the ceremony of such a high-profile job.  But they must also like to do the hard work of reading, listening, and managing all the elements that come with such an important job.  People can say what they want about the politics of Trump, but what they can’t take from him is his enthusiasm for Americana and a genuine love of hard work.

Way too often we elect people into these responsible positions, John Kasich of Ohio comes to mind, where they come into an office with lots of ambition but quickly dissipate once they start running into the resistance of the establishment.  Being in any leadership position requires stamina and an inner drive that is unique among our human populations.  Very few establishment organizations so far in all of our history respect these traits of leadership and our education system certainly doesn’t know how to bring them about in our culture.  But we know it when we see it, like in champions of sports such as Michael Jordan, Tom Brady or tycoons of industry such as Alfred Sloan from General Motors or Elon Musk of our modern times—they all have an ingredient in their personal constitutions which drive them toward excellence. The great novelist Ayn Rand captured very well the essence of those types of people in her novels from the previous century and they are still very relevant today—but our culture is still hard pressed to understand how to invest their values into the ever-expanding consciousness of human enterprise and why it’s such an important consideration utilized across the tapestry of time and space. We often elect the wrong people to manage our governments, local, state and federal because we still don’t understand truly what we are looking for.

One thing that always bothers me about holiday-get-togethers and in speaking to family members that you don’t see very often is how they revert to the value systems of their peer groups.  Such as when people ask what my wife and I have been up to, especially the women, their first question is whether my wife is working or not.  Well, of course she works—but the next layer to their question is whether or not she is working for an employer—whether she gets a paycheck. Part of being married to me means my wife doesn’t have to sell her services to any group or organization outside of our home.  Her primary concern is the needs of our family and she likes it that way.  In our case our kids have moved out, but she is still there to help wherever a situation may arise so that the quality of our family experiences are managed by someone who truly loves everyone.  It’s a very traditional role, but one that I think is important to managing family affairs in a quality way. But other women who do not have such support are resentful and that comes out in our discussions in a very palatable way.  People don’t mean to, but most seek out the rules of a static institutional concept rather than creating their own.  Housewives have been targeted by progressive groups as a way to diminish the family experience casting individuals into getting parental support from institutional thinking, whether that entails a woman working for her own paycheck and having relationships outside the home, or in the way that we elect politicians first through our chambers of commerce, then through popular sentiment—resulting then in office holding where the concerns of donors are the first priority for party politics.  When women find out my wife is a full-time mother, grandmother and that each day she makes sure I have what I need at the end of a long day as traditional women often provided in the past, they are aghast.  You can even sense the hostility in them as they speak which of course makes the discussions difficult.  That hostility is there because biologically they are inclined to similar behavior but to survive in the modern world they have had to suppress those inclinations and to be the opposite, which of course nobody really wants.  Our institutions have adopted those traits as values so everyone ends up very confused until there is a base point of change for everyone to examine.  In our family my wife is that for everyone.

In politics we have needed to make a similar stand, where we had a politician who redefined that experience with outside the box thinking and came to office in a different way than the usual methods. Trump was and has been that guy. He was elected by what many considered a miracle, although I was never in doubt—I saw it a long way out.  But his behavior once he obtained office has been one of exceptionally hard work and a need to please those who elected him with an earnestness usually reserved for campaign donors.  While Trump may rub establishment types in the same way that modern women resent knowledge of a housewife when they meet them happily doing their work in the world, politicians hate Trump for many of the same reasons.  Trump represents a changing of the rules and institutions don’t like that.  They like to make the rules then live by them to the exclusion of new influences so that they can protect their lifestyles as they’ve lazily adopted them.  In women we expect them to work like men these days even if it’s obvious that the children of a family are in desperate need of love and attention and we see that someone needs to be there to provide that care.  And in politicians we expect them to be cheesy, corrupt, and to not serve our best interests—but when we meet one that is exceptional, it is hard to accept them because we have allowed ourselves to become institutionalized in our thinking.  Being exceptional is what we are really after and by the list showing the accomplishments of the Trump administration after just one year, it is obvious that we are living in a new world, thankfully.  I didn’t like the old one and changes had to be made for the sake of everyone.  However, it is nice to take a moment and think about how far we’ve come in just the last year.  The media like those jealous women I mentioned are reluctant to say good things about this president because they have to protect their own institutional investments, but the reality is telling another story, and the evidence is there for all to see.  To present that evidence is why I write—because few other places will and that information needs to get out there so that people can see it.

Rich Hoffman
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