Elder Patriot – President Trump delivered perhaps the most memorable State of the Union speech in memory last night. Perhaps this was the reason why Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi originally cancelled his appearance.
After recounting that amazing achievements of Americans who had come before, President Trump challenged lawmakers to come together to write the next chapter of American greatness for our children:
When American soldiers set out beneath the dark skies over the English Channel in the early hours of D-Day, 1944, they were just young men of 18 and 19, hurtling on fragile landing craft toward the most momentous battle in the history of war.
They did not know if they would survive the hour. They did not know if they would grow old. But they knew that America had to prevail. Their cause was this Nation, and generations yet unborn.
Why did they do it? They did it for America — they did it for us.
Everything that has come since — our triumph over communism, our giant leaps of science and discovery, our unrivaled progress toward equality and justice — all of it is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before.
Think of this Capitol — think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down an evil empire.
Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii; from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona; from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary Nation in all of history.
What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered?
I ask the men and women of this Congress: Look at the opportunities before us! Our most thrilling achievements are still ahead. Our most exciting journeys still await. Our biggest victories are still to come. We have not yet begun to dream.
The president then rose above the intransigence of his political opponents – are you listening Mitch McConnell? – by offering an olive branch of conciliation to work together to accomplish great things for the American people:
We must choose whether we are defined by our differences — or whether we dare to transcend them.
We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance — or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquer the unknown.
The American people – the patriotic Americans that were polled – resoundingly approved:
It’s almost hard to fathom how the Democrats that were polled could be so out of step with the rest of Americans. It’s likely that if Russia’s Federal Assembly had been polled, a larger percentage of them would have approved of the president’s words.
Clearly, and by definition, they have defined themselves as the radicals of American political thought in 2019:
Radical: a person who advocates fundamental political, economic,and social reforms by direct and often uncompromising methods.
On the great issue of our time, lock-step Democrats find themselves isolated from the broader electorate even after three years of mainstream media politicking against President Trump’s call to protect our southern border and to reform our broken immigration system.
The mainstream media failed in their mission as did the establishment politicians who were counting on the media to convince voters that illegal immigration was a problem manufactured by Trump and fringe radical conservatives.
Americans believe a crisis does exist:
And, Americans overwhelmingly favor the common sense solutions the president put forward.
President Trump has faced unmatched intransigence from Democrats and Republicans in Congress since the day he announced his candidacy. The mainstream media has been unrelenting in their attacks on him, most notably for his stance illegal immigration and the ways to address it.
From Trump’s called to end illegal immigration every other criticism flowed – he’s a racist, a bigot, a xenophobe, yada, yada.
Yet, after all this time, Americans agree with him.
The power of one man. Amazing.