Since Thanksgiving, police nationwide have been involved in gunfights---most notably in Miami and Jersey City. We had the tragic Heidi Broussard Case, where an online community came together to help but were plagued with mean-spirited trolling. The Whacko Left-Wing has been spamming every vacant spot on the Ethernet with their Impeachment hysteria. Sports "heroes" are behaving like complete idiots; the Red Pills have been running wild; and even the Never-Trump nitwits have re-surfaced with their less-than-two-cents'-worth.
In the midst of all of this, however, the Trump Administration is again leading by example. Just three years ago, who'd have thought that Americans would ever again look to the White House as an oasis of tranquility and stability at Christmastime? This is the third White House Christmas of the Trump Era; and Mrs. Trump has set up a real showcase for us.
It seems like every year, the displays somehow are even better than the year before. This year's theme is "The Spirit of America." As in previous years, Melania designed the entire layout herself.
The First Lady said: "This Christmas season I want to honor those who have shaped our country and made it the place we are proud to call home. When I travel the country, I am inspired by the hard working people and families that I meet. No matter which state they call home, many Americans share a strong set of values and deep appreciation for the traditions and history of our great nation. Thank you to all of the staff and volunteers who worked to make sure the People’s House was ready for Christmas,”
A lot of people forget that Melania was born in Yugoslavia, a Communist country, and brought up in a Communist system. Her father raised his children in a State Housing Complex and worked as an official in the State-run automotive enterprise that produced the infamous Yugo. Melania related once that her father had her and her siblings secretly baptized as Catholics in order not to jeopardize his position. He later became a partisan fighting for Slovenian Independence. Against this background, she learned to appreciate the freedoms we have here---including religious freedom---and has always been an outspoken critic of the Left and Atheists who want to do us what they did in Yugoslavia, if not worse.
President Trump invited several UN dignitaries to view the display before lighting the National Christmas Tree. At that latter ceremony, the Trumps invited and honored Christian leaders in the US who were distinguished for their charitable works this year, Among those were officials of the Salvation Army; Sarah Verardo, who runs a service providing free medical equipment to wounded veterans and policemen; and Pastor Obed Jauregui who runs one of the nation's largest outreach services to the poor.
Contrary to all the nutcases who've been grabbing the public spotlight lately, this what America really looks like on the inside. This is probably what's been driving the internal enemies of our Culture crazy---they can't stand what they see.
President Trump summed it up, addressing the crowd that evening:
"In 1923, President Calvin Coolidge lit the first National Christmas Tree. Later that night, African American community centers held an outdoor worship service on these grounds. And during that service, the Washington Monument was illuminated with a beautiful cross, a powerful reminder of the meaning of Christmas.
"More than 2,000 years ago, a brilliant star shone in the East. Wise men traveled far, far afield. I mean, they were a long distance away. And they came and they stood with us under the star, where they found the Holy Family in Bethlehem. As the Bible tells us, when the Wise Men 'had come into the house, they saw the young child with Mary, his mother, and fell down and worshipped him.'
"Christians give thanks that the Son of God came into the world to save humanity. Jesus Christ inspires us to love one another with hearts full of generosity and grace...And at Christmas, we remember this eternal truth: Every person is a beloved child of God. As one grateful nation, we praise the joy of family, the blessings of freedom, and the miracle of Christmas."