There was a time when humor, and even good cheer, existed in the halls of our federal government. Back in about 1970 an anonymous handmade cardboard sign hung in the U. S. Capitol, House Rules Committee chambers:

Due to the lack of experienced trumpeters, the end of the world has been postponed for three weeks.

Alas, we now have even fewer experienced trumpeters, and only hours until the end of our once rational political world.

About trumpets the Bible says: If the trumpet gives an uncertain sound, who will prepare for battle? (1 Cor. 14:8)—certainly not most Republicans. They do not join in battle with the deceptive, dangerous Obama administration. Verily, we can expect that some will collude with a Hillary Clinton administration.

Ironically, our most politically inexperienced, but best known trumpeter is a former Democrat…Donald Trump. He loves America. Though he sometimes “gives an uncertain sound” he is the best we have to spread alarm that this country is in decline and threatened by the clanging noise of subversive Leftists.

They sound “bigly” and often, but like a noisy gong or clanging cymbal (1 Cor. 13:1)—all talk, defective trumpets and no positive effective action.


About R. E. Smith Jr.

Mr. Smith writes essays and commentary on politics, American history, environment, higher education and culture. He's been published in print media and at blog sites for about 25 years. Smith's formal education includes B.S. and M.S. degrees from the State University of New York and Syracuse University. He has earned a 21-credit hour Certificate in Professional Writing from the University of North Carolina-Wilmington. Training/work experience: NYS Ranger School; U. S. Army, Corp of Engineers; soil scientist and forester with USDA; Assoc. Professor at SUNY; real estate agent; small business owner.
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