Subject: Tracking The Trump Administration's Actions and
Well, it has been over two and a half years since I have added any content on this blog. During that time I have been haunting Facebook, posting comments and shorter pieces of analysis. If anyone is interested in communicating there, send me a message on Facebook referencing this blog and I would be happy to connect.
The purpose of this post is to make you aware of a new website that I am initiating, dedicated to tracking the significant actions of the incoming Trump administration in so far as they relate to upholding the rights of the individual and personal freedom. Here is the site's preamble:
Up to this point I have only included four pre-inaugural event that I deemed as significant. Three of the four I rate as bad and one good. As I said, my criteria for judgment is based upon the impact that the actions have upon individual rights and personal freedom only. When I say that some action is good for America, please note that this is shorthand for saying that it is good for American individuals. It is the freedom, equally applied to all citizens, not some nationalistic concept of "country first" that matters.
Clearly, there is a wide spectrum of thought in evaluating Trump, leading to divergent expectations for his presidency. Based upon his history, I admit to being someone who currently holds low expectations. Nevertheless, I intend to be as objective as possible in my assessment of his actions, giving credit where due and laying blame when warranted, using freedom as the metric. There is nothing I would like better than to be surprised by Trump's commitment to our rights. Over the course of time, we will see.
Update: After tracking the administration's activity for a little over a month, I quickly became worn down and discouraged by being so close to this sort of day-to-day political activity. Therefore, I have abandoned the effort. Sorry to let down anyone who was interested in using this as a resource.