The United States of America is a shining city on a hill. It embodies the hopes and dreams of mankind. It is not perfect, and no American is perfect. But we try to do our best to honor ourselves, each other, and our fellow citizens of the world.
Our elections are over. We have a new President and First Lady, Donald and Melania Trump. We wish them well, because our fates and theirs are linked inextricably. Our destinies are shared. The future of our great and noble republic is entrusted to them.
May they serve wisely and prudently, and honor God.
© 2017, Timothy D. Naegele
 Timothy D. Naegele was counsel to the United States Senate’s Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, and chief of staff to Presidential Medal of Freedom and Congressional Gold Medal recipient and former U.S. Senator Edward W. Brooke (R-Mass). He and his firm, Timothy D. Naegele & Associates, specialize in Banking and Financial Institutions Law, Internet Law, Litigation and other matters (see http://www.naegele.com and http://www.naegele.com/documents/TimothyD.NaegeleResume.pdf). He has an undergraduate degree in economics from UCLA, as well as two law degrees from the School of Law (Boalt Hall), University of California, Berkeley, and from Georgetown University. He served as a Captain in the U.S. Army, assigned to the Defense Intelligence Agency at the Pentagon, where he received the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Mr. Naegele is an Independent politically; and he is listed in Who’s Who in America, Who’s Who in American Law, and Who’s Who in Finance and Business. He has written extensively over the years (see, e.g., http://www.naegele.com/whats_new.html#articles), and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; see also Google search: Timothy D. Naegele