Your word is your bond (or maybe not).

“Your word is your bond, son.” How many times did my dad tell me that? “You have to do what you say you will do,” My mom told me. I didn’t inherit any money from my parents, but I do try to be honest as best I can. As a writer I know that you cannot “copyright” or “trademark” words. And that includes common phrases such as those above. But all we heard from the media this week was that at the Republican’s convention Trump’s wife had “stolen” Michelle Obama’s speech. If she had used ALL of MO’s speech, that would have truly been plagiarism. Using phrases we all have used was not, but you’d think from the liberal media that Mrs. Trump was a thief.

Brit Hume, the sage of Fox News, said that Mrs. Trump using a few words that Michelle Obama had used, showed that Trump was “lax” in allowing that to happen and it proved that Trump didn’t choose associates (like Melania’s speech writer) very well. He actually said that political speeches had to be “vetted” over and over by many people before they are given. He, like most media, just doesn’t understand that the American people are sick of slick political speeches that are filled with patriotic words, but that say nothing. The thing that we like about Trump is that he speaks like we do. We are sick of phony speeches.

Ted Cruz, and whoever the hell Kasich is, have shown that their “word is not their bond.” They both signed the pledge (that they forced Trump to sign) that they would support the nominee of their party. And then they didn’t. That they didn’t, proves that they are liars and, like professional politicians they cannot be trusted. Cruz might as well join the Democrat party. His future as a Republican has a dark cloud hanging over it, and the rain is going to be long and hard.

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John Beckman, a retired meteorologist, was known as “Johnny the Weatherman” in a career that spanned forty years. He forecasted the weather on WSJS-TV in Winston-Salem, NC, at WFGA-TV in Jacksonville, FL, and for thirty-three years in Atlanta at WSB-TV and WXIA-TV. Also a well published author Beckman now devotes full time to writing fiction. He currently has several eBooks on, "Tropical Knights," first in a series of adventure/mysteries about a sailor and his lovely CIA cohort on a mission to save America. Now available the sequel, and second in the series: "Tropical Daze." The third Jack & Amy adventure is "Tropical Rage" which became available on 30 April 2014. All of his books are highlighted on and available from . .
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1 Response to Your word is your bond (or maybe not).

  1. Chaz says:

    You meant Melania; we won’t find out if Ivanka is a plagiarist until tonight 🙂

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