”Here, at our convention, there will be no lies. We will honor the American people with the truth, and nothing else.” DJT Acceptance Speech
ELDER PATRIOT – Donald Trump delivered a rousing and uplifting acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention that sent notice to everyone in this country that he would be their representative and not the representative of the status quo and the special interests.
From the beginning of his remarks to the end, when he turned the loyalty pledge Hillary Clinton has demanded of her supporters, “I’m with her,” on its head by declaring his pledge is to the people, “I’m with you – the American people,” Trump never deviated from putting America and Americans first.
Trump refused to engage along the same divisive political fault lines that had been developed by the Bilderberg’s decades ago and that had fueled America’s decline by inspiring division over issues that should be of minor significance.
Peter Thiel who preceded the Trumps to the podium last night highlighted our stupidity over these relatively insignificant issues when he said, “Of course, every American has a unique identity. I am proud to be gay. I am proud to be a Republican. But most of all I am proud to be an American. I don’t pretend to agree with every plank in our party’s platform; but fake culture wars only distract us from our economic decline, and nobody in this race is being honest about it except Donald Trump.”
Trump, the businessman turned politician, focused his comments on the big problems facing our country; building a prosperous and safe United States that included every American. But, he never stooped to pandering to specific ethnic groups as other politicians have and will continue to do in order to keep the country divided over the lines of race, ethnicity, or gender.
The only time he mentioned race was to declare how severely government has failed the African-American and Latino communities they claim to be working towards helping:
“Again, I will tell you the plain facts that have been edited out of your nightly news and your morning newspaper: Nearly Four in 10 African-American children are living in poverty, while 58% of African American youth are not employed. 2 million more Latinos are in poverty today than when the President took his oath of office less than eight years ago. Another 14 million people have left the workforce entirely.”
And, again later:
“Decades of record immigration have produced lower wages and higher unemployment for our citizens, especially for African-American and Latino workers. We are going to have an immigration system that works, but one that works for the American people.”
Instead of reverting to inciting divisive racial differences, Trump chose to address these problems head-on as economic problems caused by failing neighborhoods. He sought to unite rather than divide:
“This Administration has failed America’s inner cities. It’s failed them on education. It’s failed them on jobs. It’s failed them on crime. It’s failed them at every level. When I am President, I will work to ensure that all of our kids are treated equally, and protected equally.”
“Every action I take, I will ask myself: does this make life better for young Americans in Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Ferguson who have as much of a right to live out their dreams as any other child in America?”
Trump eschewed the idea that more government programs are the answer, instead sharing the dream of past Republican Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s vision, “I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character.” Throughout the convention minorities who have positions of importance within the Trump Organization attested to the meritocracy that Trump had built fueled by his strength of character and his love of all people.
And last night, he spoke as a businessman whose is only concerned with getting the job done. “He is colorblind and gender neutral. He hires the best person for the job, period,” his daughter Ivanka proudly declared to the roaring crowd of Republicans as she prepared to introduce her father to them.
Throughout his speech, Donald Trump, like other highly successful people in highly competitive environments, showed that he does not have tolerance for any division in his workforce other than the line between competence and incompetence.
Trump outlined a broad mission to “Make America Great Again” in a manner that the Democrats will have no answer to when they gather in Philadelphia next week. Rather than encourage dependency on government, the plan he laid out makes the nation’s growth dependent on the people by freeing the economy from onerous taxes and regulations and enabling everyone the opportunity to create their own future in accordance with their dreams and work ethic. Trump re-envisioned the American dream of our Founders and promised to restore it for modern day Americans. It’s a dream that has been eroded by progressive plantation policies for the past half-century.
The Republican nominee made it clear that only when minorities are empowered to lift themselves and their communities to prosperity would they be equal partners in the American Dream. No government program can accomplish that.
Trump’s call for law and order was crafted in a manner that leaves those opposing it without any ammunition except to invoke political correctness based on the imagined complaint of “code” words. But, Trump had neutered this line of attack with his opening words, “We cannot afford to be so politically correct anymore.”
He built a solid case against the threat of terrorism and the need to enhance our national security correctly noting that there can be no prosperity without law and order. He built on that to broach the topic of how unregulated immigration threatens that security and has put every American in greater danger in the neighborhoods in which they live. Then he tied illegal immigration to many of the economic problems we face today from declining wages to unemployment.
Throughout, Trump positioned himself as the agent of change:
“The problems we face now – poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad – will last only as long as we continue relying on the same politicians who created them. A change in leadership is required to change these outcomes.”
“Big business, elite media and major donors are lining up behind the campaign of my opponent because they know she will keep our rigged system in place. They are throwing money at her because they have total control over everything she does. She is their puppet, and they pull the strings.
“I have no patience for injustice, no tolerance for government incompetence, no sympathy for leaders who fail their citizens.
“When innocent people suffer, because our political system lacks the will, or the courage, or the basic decency to enforce our laws – or worse still, has sold out to some corporate lobbyist for cash – I am not able to look the other way.”
Then he gave his reason for seeking the presidency:
“I have joined the political arena so that the powerful can no longer beat up on people that cannot defend themselves.”
For four nights we were told Donald Trump thinks big. Last night he did not disappoint us when he completed detailing his visionary plans to return America and all Americans to past glories when he promised:
“So to every parent who dreams for their child, and every child who dreams for their future, I say these words to you tonight: I’m With You, and I will fight for you, and I will win for you.
To all Americans tonight, in all our cities and towns, I make this promise: We Will Make America Strong Again.
We Will Make America Proud Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
And We Will Make America Great Again.”