• Power of Hope and Faith on Display Against Coronavirus Angst … Dems Object

    Surge Summary: The President struck a hopeful note about the American economy in the face of the coronavirus crisis and the stock market boomed the following day. A coincidence or something more? Democrats, of course, are having none of it, accusing Donald Trump of placing the Dow over people’s lives. Mind you, the Dow Jones potently effects people’s lives.

    by Gary Bauer

    The stock market [Tuesday] experienced its largest gain since FDR reopened the American banking system in 1933.  Some commentators say it rallied because the market believed the relief legislation would pass.  Maybe.  I have another theory.

    Something else happened yesterday that got a lot of publicity.  I’m referring to the president’s repeated assertion that the cure cannot be worse than the disease.

    During a Fox News town hall, the president said “Our country wasn’t built to be shut down.”  He added, “I would love to have the country opened back up and raring to go by Easter.”  Trump explained:

    “Wouldn’t it be great to have all the churches full? . . . You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time, and it’s just about the timeline that I think is right.”

    When Trump said that, I got a tear in my eye.  The president was saying that there’s no better day to resurrect America than Resurrection Day.  I know millions of us would be grateful to thank God in our churches that day!

    Sadly, there was a vicious reaction on the left to this expression of hope.  During the president’s daily press briefing, one reporter repeatedly demanded to know why he said “Easter,” as if it were some violation of the “separation of church and state.”

    I believe the president’s words signaled to many investors that lockdowns and quarantines will not become our “new normal,” that there is an end in sight.  Let’s hope and pray that is true.

    A New Low

    While President Trump is attempting to inspire the nation, the left is instilling fear with its latest theme:  Trump is putting our parents and grandparents at risk of death so Wall Street bigwigs can boost profits.

    This isn’t about Wall Street.  It’s about Main Street!

    President Trump is trying to hold down the number of coronavirus deaths and limit the serious health consequences as much as possible.  While doing that, he is also trying to limit the damage to the American economy – to small businesses, to entrepreneurs and to families – in ways that are consistent with critical public health needs.

    Instead of the left’s distorted analysis, here’s what the president is essentially suggesting:

    • Yes, Covid-19 is dangerous, especially to the elderly and those with serious pre-existing conditions and compromised immune systems.  We need to protect those people.
    • But a prolonged shutdown will crush our economy.  The resulting stress will also kill many people who watch helplessly as their businesses, livelihoods and lifesavings are destroyed.
    • Ultimately, this will hurt the poor and those on the margins of society the most. The left should understand that.

    In recent weeks, I have been on multiple conference calls with key administration officials, including the vice president and other top policy makers.  It is clear during every call that the focus of the Trump/Pence Administration is saving as many lives as possible by slowing down the virus and cutting red tape to hasten the development of a vaccine, while at the same time keeping the core economy strong enough to provide for the American people now and in the future.

    A new Harris poll suggests that most Americans are also weighing the same thing:  91% expressed concern about ongoing damage to the economy.

    I am thankful that Donald Trump and Mike Pence are making that judgment, rather than Joe Biden and Nancy Pelosi.  Just something to remember in November!

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    The views here are those of the author and not necessarily Daily Surge.

    Originally posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: The White House from Washington, DC – President Trump at the Latino Coalition Legislative Summit, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=87682912

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.


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