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No comment from us on the inauguration of Donald J Trump to be President of the United States. Make of that what you will!

We note that January 20th was the day that the first elected Parliament in England gathered in 1265!

Representative government has consequences, mainly good.

President Trump will work at a desk called Resolute. A plate on the front of the desk presented to President Hayes bears the following inscription:

H.M.S. RESOLUTE formed part of the expedition sent in search of SIR JOHN FRANKLIN IN 1852. It was abandoned in latitude 74° 41' N longitude 101° 22' W[4] on May 15, 1854. She was discovered and extricated in September 1855 in latitude 67 degrees N[5] by Captain Buddington of the United States Whaler "GEORGE HENRY."

The ship was purchased, fitted out and sent to England as a gift to HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA by the PRESIDENT AND PEOPLE of the UNITED STATES as a token of goodwill & friendship. This table was made from her timbers when she was broken up, and is presented by the QUEEN OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND to the PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES as a memorial of the courtesy and loving kindness which dictated the offer of the gift of the RESOLUTE.

Let us all be resolute in defending freedom and fair play, wisdom and loving kindness!