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The time of Trump is upon us.  Millions of us have wondered for some time what it would be like to have a political outsider, a non-politician in the Whitehouse and now we will find out. The inauguration is Friday and our consultant, businessman, blogger buddy Tim Bryce weighs in on what he thinks America needs to hear in the President’s address.

      “As we have just survived a brutal election campaign, Donald Trump's speech will be incredibly important to heal the nation and help us move forward. There will be those who will dismiss his comments out of hand, but even they should listen carefully to what he has to say before criticizing him.  I have listened and read many inaugural addresses over the years, some are obviously better than others, and quite often there is some commonality between them, such as calling for the people to renew their efforts and support the nation. If I were to write Mr. Trump's address, I would consider including the following subject areas and how past presidents addressed them.”

Tim’s list includes a call for morality, dignity, unity, responsibility and optimism. That’s a pretty good start and he also includes Law and Order using the words of President Teddy Roosevelt nearly 20 years ago.

"The first essential of civilization is law. Anarchy is simply the handmaiden and forerunner of tyranny and despotism. Law and order enforced with justice and by strength lie at the foundations of civilization. Law must be based upon justice, else it cannot stand, and it must be enforced with resolute firmness, because weakness in enforcing it means in the end that there is no justice and no law, nothing but the rule of disorderly and unscrupulous strength. Without the habit of orderly obedience to the law, without the stern enforcement of the laws at the expense of those who defiantly resist them, there can be no possible progress, moral or material, in civilization. There can be no weakening of the law-abiding spirit here at home, if we are permanently to succeed; and just as little can we afford to show weakness abroad."

Sounds like something we need to revisit today!  It’s another great column by Tim Bryce and we hope you’ll check it out.

Tim Bryce is a writer and the Managing Director of M&JB Investment Company (M&JB) of Palm Harbor, Florida and has over 40 years of experience in the management consulting field. He can be reached at timb001@phmainstreet.com

For Tim's columns, see:   timbryce.com