Good Intentions: Recovering From The Disasters Of Well-Meaning Past Presidents

Written by Allan Erickson on March 18, 2019

“Americans will always do the right thing, only after they have tried everything else.” — Winston Churchill

Eighteen years into the new millennium and we are still trying to do the right thing. We are well-intentioned, and sometimes that gets us into deep water. We’d do well to remember the proverb: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.”

Good intentions paved the way to eight years of ‘fundamental transformation.’ The depravity of the last four decades of the last century found new inspiration in a slick Pied Piper from who knows where, not leading the rats out of town but into the halls of power. He is still leading the rats but now they gnaw and scamper in the shadows of the Deep State, occasionally showing up to give ‘testimony’ before congressional committees likewise fed by the Deep State.

We meant well. Electing the first black President was more important than fidelity to founding principles, the life blood of liberty. And so we sold our liberty for a bowl of soup and a cell phone, all to avoid being called racists.

Yet events and outcomes have a way of shining light on corrupt policies. Average people seemed to awaken to the fact the Pied Piper was little more than another snake oil merchant groomed and deployed by elitists, people addicted to their own image, like Narcissus, lusting for power on a global scale.

We tried Bush’s soft and accommodating Republicanism. We tried Obama’s radicalism, wrapped up in glittery red, white and blue. For our trouble we got 16 years of decline on every front. Faced with the Hillary horror show, insuring another eight years of disasterous Obamaism, the Clinging Deplorables voted for a street fighter who’d traveled both sides of the partisan partition. Fed up with politicians we voted the bums out by voting in the Unpolitician.

Like a bull in a china shop, this President is not interested in good intentions, the approval of the rats, or the applause of soft Republicans. He knows our good intentions delivered an illegal immigration crisis, a fiscal crisis, a debt crisis, numerous domestic crises, many foreign policy crises and worse, a crisis of confidence instilled by an overarching moral
crisis. This President is interested in results, in winning, not in appeasing enemies, or accommodating criminals and terrorists, or dreaming of some socialist global hippie utopia.

For two years this President has kept his campaign promises like no other, despite hourly attacks from every quarter.

The combined powers of the Left, worldwide, and the Leftist Media, worldwide, have not overcome him or his supporters, a growing group. A vast leftwing conspiracy launched by the rats is still trying to figure out how to stop him.

So far, every underhanded and evil attempt at political assassination has failed. And now, the rats are turning on one another. Meanwhile, this President moves from one achievement to another, chief among them, a renewed sense of confidence fueled by a thriving economy delivering favorable polling. Included in the approval ratings, increasing numbers of minority voters. All of it portends re-election which drives the rats into a raging frenzy.

Some say it is miraculous, that a man often marked by moral failing stepped forward to advance and applaud traditional Judeo-Christian values, as important to liberty and justice as the Constitution and the Declaration, values that birthed and sustained the nation. As a result, as is our pattern, common sense Americans are finally doing the right thing by returning to embrace traditionalism, having tried everything else and found them roads to hell.

“Hell is full of good intentions, but heaven is filled with good works.”

Allan Erickson
Allan Erickson---Christian, husband, father, journalist, businessman, screenwriter and author of The Cross & the Constitution in the Age of Incoherence, Tate Publishing, 2012, serves on the board of He is available to speak in churches addressing the topics of faith and freedom. Register & Vote! Contact: