ELDER PATRIOT – President Trump was the keynote speaker at Liberty University’s commencement yesterday. He hit a homerun proving once again why we voted for him. The president summoned the single principle both George Washington and Ronald Reagan cited as the reason underpinning America’s greatness.
Washington’s deeply held belief that the hand of Providence had helped him deliver victory over the British then governed our fledgling nation with reverence to God for keeping the newly formed United States safe while our Constitutional republic was taking root.
In his farewell address Washington warned of the consequences that would result if we ever abandoned our adherence to the teachings of the Judeo-Christian beliefs of our Founders. The Framers understood the important role that religion plays in informing the morality necessary for people to remain free from government control of our lives:
“Let us with caution indulge the supposition that morality can be maintained without religion. Reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”
When America veered off course in the middle of the last century Ronald Reagan stepped forward to remind us of the importance of seeking guidance from God:
“If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under.”
Yesterday, President Trump channeled Washington and Reagan when he reminded the graduating seniors and their friends and family why America has ascended to greatness:
“Because In America we don’t worship government, we worship God.”
The president then encouraged the graduates to chart their own paths to greatness:
“You are about to begin the greatest adventure of your life. Ask yourself, with all of those blessings and all of the blessings that you have been given, what will you give back to this country and indeed to the world, what imprint will you leave in the sands of history? What will future Americans say we did in our brief time right here on earth. Did we take risks? Did we dare to defy expectations? Did we challenge accepted wisdom and take on established systems? I think I did, but we all did and we’re all doing it. Or did we just go along with convention, swim downstream, so easily with the current and just give in because it was the easy way, it was the traditional way or it was the accepted way? Remember this: nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. Following your convictions means you must be willing to face criticism from those that lack the same courage to do what is right and they know what is right but they don’t have the same courage or guts or stamina to take it and to do it. It’s called the road less traveled.
President Trump’s just gave all of us who understand his words great hope for the next eight years as he works to empower each individual to help Make America Great Again.