“Oh God, please make Donald Trump win if you love America.” That was my prayer at the new Iglesia Ni Cristo Diamond Head congregation. This was the first time I ever prayed hard for a candidate to win. I had told Mr. Trump when I met him in Cleveland during the Republican Convention. “Mr. President, I will pray for you.” “Thank you, thank you very much,” he whispered. Millions prayed for Trump to win.
|Emmanuel S. Tipon with grandson Robbie at Kailua Beach in Hawaii|
You all know God’s answer. God spoke through the silent majority. Vox populi. Vox Dei.
Congratulations Mr. Trump and Mr. Pence.
The silent majority hearkened to Trump’s clarion call “I am your voice. I will speak for you.”
“The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer,” promised Mr. Trump in his victory speech after Hillary Clinton conceded the election. Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.
Many of Trump’s supporters were silent before the election [I was not] because they were the subject of “hatred, contempt, and ridicule.” “Deplorables,” said Hillary Clinton. Who is “deplorable” now?
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid, do not be discouraged; for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.” Joshua 1:9 (NIV)
Now my plan to emigrate to Australia if Trump did not win is on hold. I will tell my employment agent to stop looking for a job for me there for the nonce.
WHO VOTED FOR TRUMP AND WHY DID THEY VOTE FOR HIM
Those who voted for Trump were the silent majority who—
- were disgusted with the corrupt and biased media and the pundits continuously deriding Trump and singing praises to Clinton.
- were angry, very angry at the establishment who wanted to rule forever.
- wanted change, any change, because it couldn’t be worse.
- are unemployed or underemployed.
- want the rule of law to prevail.
- want to stop illegal immigration and build a wall at the southern frontier.
- want less taxes.
- hate the ill-conceived Obamacare that has resulted in increased premiums.
As I told my radio audience, Trump is a good man. You can judge a person by the hand shake. He has a vision for America. He will “Make America Great Again.” Give him a chance to fulfill his promises.
I have also met and shaken hands with Hillary. She is natangsit or mataray. (condescending and arrogant). She has been accused of being a liar. She is not for the common tao. Hillary is for Hillary.
I did not vote for Hillary, although I have three things in common with her. We both went to Yale Law School, we are Chicago Cubs fans, and we like Bill Clinton. (Nancy Pelosi, the San Francisco congresswoman, introduced me to Bill, telling him we were both from Yale. Bill put his hand on my shoulder, took me aside and asked “How was Yale?” “The girls were fantastic,” I joked. He laughed heartily. Nancy was amused. Immediately I went to Manila to ask Ka Erdy for the Iglesia’s support. I contributed a significant amount to Bill’s campaign and to his Paula Jones defense fund. I liked Bill until he said “I did not have sex with that woman, Monica Lewinsky” Engaging in fellatio is not sex? C’mon. A woman gives you orgasmic pleasure and you deny it? Disgusting! Bill might not have lied down with Monica but lied about her.)
ACCEPT ELECTION RESULT; STOP THE PROTESTS
Hillary said in her concession speech that America owes Donald Trump an “open mind and a chance to lead.” She expressed her “hope that he will be a successful president for all Americans.” Amen.
One of the leading anti-Trump newspapers, USA Today, headlined: “Obama: Trump won, accept it.” Obama was quoted as saying “Look, the people have spoken. Donald Trump will be the next president,” and that the American people have to “reconcile themselves with that new reality” -- a Trump presidency, and “those who didn’t vote for him have to recognize that that’s how democracy works.” Enough said.
No amount of protesting will change the result of the election. Protesters claim it is part of their freedom of speech. They should have spoken by voting. These protesters have been labeled “poor losers”.
HAWAII, MY HAWAII, IS AN OUTLIER
“All politics is local,” said the late Democrat Speaker of the House Tip O’Neill. And Hawaii continues to be solidly Democrat, thanks to the labor unions and special interests. All delegates to the U.S. Congress are Democrats. The Hawaii state senate is the only state legislative body in the United States with no opposition – all Democrats. The mayoral election was supposed to be nonpartisan but the incumbent, a Democrat, continuously harped upon his opponent as a Republican. Will the carnival of corruption and incompetence go on? We pray that it will not.
(Atty. Tipon may be reached by e-mail at: email@example.com.)