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8 Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016 THE JOURNAL www.joumalpress, com Not every- one is experi- encing "Trump Trauma" but it's evident that a lot of people are, and this column is dedicated, at least in part, to them. Those who DAVID S. KERR are happy about Donald Trumps victory might enjoy reading it as well. President Elect Donald Trumps win last Tuesday was the biggest upset in a national election since Harry Truman beat Thomas Dewey in 1948. As the network programs began their coverage there was a general assumption, firmly based in the polls that Hillary Clinton would win. But, she didn't, and the angst and distress amongst her supporters is far more intense than it usually is them full-fledged policy propos- lined as a candidate, then he is go- for the losers after most Presidential als is premature, but on the list is ing to have to what Presidents do, elections, building the wall across the Mexican and that's work collaboratively to get Now, before you dismiss these border, abrogating the North Atlan- their bills passed. This means some folks as whiners or professional pro- tic Free Trad.e Agreement, eliminat- give and take. And who knows, if he testors, even his supporters have to ing Obamacare, changing our role remembers what he said in his own admit he said some pretty rough in NATO and a massive corporate book, "The Art of the Deal," that's things during the election. Much tax cut. And while he can make a what he'll do. more so than any candidate for Pres- number of changes using executive There is also the matter of the Su- ident of a national party in memory, orders most of what he wants to get preme Court. As "President Trump" But, wait a minute. As the old say- done requires Congressional ap- makes his appointments it will in- ing goes,"hold the phone" The world proval. And though he will have a evitably take on a more conservative didn't end. The Republic is fine and Congress with his own party in con- tilt. However, the court as an institu- will be fine. There will be stresses, a trol, that doesn't mean they are ready tion is generally focused on the law. lot of them, but thanks to that rather for all that he has to offer. Congress There may be the occasional "politi- remarkable document, the U.S. Con- is always jealous of its prerogatives, cal" justice, but most, whether tak- stitution we elected a President, not Not only did a number of GOP ing the view that the Constitution as a dictator, congressmen and senators back away a living document or something to He will have to govern within the from his candidacy, but the Demo- be interpreted as it would have been construct of the separation of pow- crats, once they get the license tag 200 years ago are rarely any adminis- ers. Though our head of state, with number on the truck that hit them, tration's puppet. considerable power, he is nofiethe- will return to the business of being Then there is simply the cost and less just one branch of government, in the opposition, difficulty of doing some of the things He has a lot of notions. To call If he wants the program he out- he proposed on the campaign trail. For instance, he wants to drasti- est infrastructure investment ever. cally increase the troop strength of And the list goes on. Yes, he can the Army and Marines, the num- pull out of the Pacific Trade Agree- ber of fighters in the Air Force, and ment, that's kind of a given. And yes, the number of ships in the Navy. It he can end our participation in the sounds good on the campaign trail, Paris talks on climate change. But, but even the services aren't neces- other environmental rule ~changes sarily sure that building this kind will be a lot more difficult. Many are of force is what we need in the 21 st 'sure to be litigated. century. What the new President, as well as As for his wall between Mexico his supporters and opponents should and U.S., that already seems to be remember, is that the U.S. Constitu- coming down. At one point he said tion is designed to foster thoughtful it would be 50 feet tall and "be a and careful develop of policy and very pretty wall:' Last week he said legislation. President-Elect Trump some of it might be fencing. And 'will be President, but to be success- Congress, while probably willing to ful, he will need to work with and support his border strengthening ef- understand the functioning of the forts, isn't like to approve a project governmental system he is being that would qualify as America's larg- asked to lead. ,I I am reaching out to the citizens facility development or operations; ested in learning how we can better will provide us an insight that will af- of the King George to garner input and for the Board of Supervisors serve you; what are the needs you see ford our staff to consider other pro- into the King George Parks and Rec- to better understand the citizens' at our facilities; what programs are of gramming and facility development reation Needs Assessment. Since needs, wants and desires and how interest to you; and, let us know what alternatives. We cannot fix what we Oct. 27, the Parks and Recreation best to fulfill them. we do well, need to improve on Or do not know is wrong. Advisory Committee and staff have Through Nov. 20, citizens mayyou would like to See operationally. Thanking you in advance for tak- been reaching out through pub- participate in a survey through Sur- Though the survey focuses mostly ing a few minutes to provide us the lic meetings, social media and the vey Monkey online, or hard copies on our department, information web soliciting input on recreational of the survey may be picked up at from the survey will afford PRAC input needed to better serve you, programs, facilities and operations, the Citizens Center. To take the sur- and the staff to share with the other plan effectively to enhance quality of Concurrent with our Department's vey online, go to www.kinggeorge, local recreational resources findings life, and to make King George Coun- mission, citizeris input is essential recdesk.com; look for the Parks and from the survey, ty a great place to live, work and play. to the PRAC and staff when con- Recreation Needs Assessment on the For our nonusers, our staff is in- sidering and planning better ways homepage, scroll down the descrip- terested in knowing why you do not Tim Smith, King George to effectively and efficiently deliver Lion and you will find the linkto the utilize our parks and recreation facil- The writer is director of King George services whether through programs, survey. From our users, we areii~ter- ities or programs. This information Parks ~ Recreation Division. 4 9 3 1 8 9 4 6 5 6 3 6 7 5 9 KING GEORGE SHERIFF'S ARRESTS Nov. 4 Eric Troy Henderson, 28, of King George was charged with grand !ar- ceny. Marvin '~Dih~rt~, ~ 53, .ol~ ~Kit~g' George was charged with grand lar- ceny. Nov. 5 Brooke Eva Hood, 22, of King George was charged with driving while intoxicated. Michael Gene Harley, 28, of King George was charged with contempt of court. Nov. 6 Aubrey Jane Young, 33, of KingNov. 7 Michael Patrick Perry, 39 years of George was charged with petit lar- Officers were called to Rankin's age of Colonial Beach, was arrested ceny. Hardware in reference to a reported for driving under the influence. Jason Michael Richardson, 28, of larceny. The case is still under inves- Nov. 13 Fredericksburg was charged with tigation. Officers responded to a location driving while intoxicated. Nov. 10 on Taylor Street i~ reference to a hr- ]~oger Christopher Atchison, 41, :Officers responded to a residence ceny. .... ~"O~f ~iffg ~Geol~ge~ ~as charged with located on Eighth Street in reference The case is still under investiga- eluding law enforcement, reckless to a motor vehide theft. The case is tion. driving, drinking while driving and still under investigation. Officers responded to a location two counts of failure to obey traffic Officers responded to the Food on Hawthorn Street in reference to lights. Lion in reference to an animal bite. a larceny. The case was turned over to Animal The case is still under investiga- COLONIAL BEACH POLICE Control. tion. REPORT Nov. 12 III1~ #10-13-16-2 "RAY-RAY" Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Hi, Ray, Ray here. I'm a very loving and calm boy who was abandoned and picked up by some nice humans who cared. I'm extreme y gente and ow energy and would rather get belly rubs than play ~th toys. I'm a httle scared at the she ter and wou d prefer to leave this place as soon am available for rescue or adoption now! #10-6-16-1 "NYLA" Pit Bull Terrier (short coat) Heeey, this is Nyla. I'm a fun and energetic girl looking for a forever family to love and who will love me. I came to the shelter with an eye injury and will need ongoing medical care for it. Nobody knows what happened to me or who did this to me but I still love everyone I meet. The I volunteer said I deserve a very special family because I clearly wasn't treated well in the past. I !love playing with toys and really like other dogs as well. I have a lot of energy and love running i around. I'm also big into cuddling though! I'm available forrescue or adoption now! "GENERAL" Beagle (short coat) Hi there I'm named General and I would love to come home with you. I really like to be petted and talked too. I have a medium amount of energy, toys interest me but I need someone who will take the time to show me how to play. That would be so much fun. Come see me at the shelter. I am available for rescue or adoption now! 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