Trump’s Speech Actually Poignant!

I’ve never once considered Donald Trump to be of “statesmanlike” quality. Oh, Ronald Reagan, I did. At least he acted the part very well if not lived up to it…but his speeches were so well rehearsed (he’d been doing them for General Electric for two decades) before he ever got to the White House. And there have been others, but none really as of late. You certainly couldn’t call Obama a statesman. I couldn’t call either of the Bush’s that. And I’d call Bill Clinton a predator before I’d call him a statesman.

Jimmy Carter was no statesman. He had one success in the White House (actually Camp David), and that was offset by a myriad of failures. Ford, Nixon, LBJ, no…they weren’t statesmen either. Kennedy tried to be one, but I don’t think he ever accomplished it. Now you’re back to Eisenhower, and he wasn’t. Truman may have been, but he was too hated during his time in office. That takes us back to FDR, who probably was a statesman. But Donald Trump? No way.

Until this past weekend.

Trump spoke at Liberty University’s commencement and I was actually impressed with the speech. This from the guy that added “yeah, right” to the lexicon of presidential catch phrases. What Trump said was amazing. He compared the United States to government. And the two are markedly different. I know that will upset my liberal friends, but they are. And he compared religion to government. Again, a comparison that is very apt, but very troubling to liberals.

What Trump said that was so amazing was, “In the United States, we don’t worship government. We worship God.” THAT is as statesman-like a statement that has ever come out of that man. And he just, in one sentence, explained the primary difference between today’s liberal and today’s conservative. Conservatives worship God. Liberals worship government.

Whoever wrote his speech (we know presidents don’t write their own anymore), did wonders with that one. Trump spoke of religious freedom being threatened. It has been for quite some time. We live in a country where Muslims and Buddhists are more welcome to practice their religion than Christians and Jews. We are no longer a country that is built on religious tolerance and freedom to worship as you please. We are now a country that is free to worship as you choose so long as your religion is a sworn enemy to the United States or is in direct conflict to Christianity.

That feeling is one that is going to lead us down the path of destruction as a nation. Mark my words…that is the one major flaw in America today. We were founded on the basis of religious freedom. We welcomed so many people to our shores who sought to worship as they chose without persecution. And today, Christians are being persecuted, Jews are being persecuted. The very reason we were formed as a nation is no longer valid in the eyes of 47% of the people. And that’s because we have lost our way in God’s eyes. We no longer follow Him. We follow government. We worship the District of Columbia, and the Capitol Building is the new Holy Grail. And until that changes, we as a country are doomed.

Carry on world…you’re dismissed!

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2 thoughts on “Trump’s Speech Actually Poignant!

  1. Well Desert, before I respond to this post, I would like to bring up a phrase you use that I find offensive. The reason I am doing this is because it is somewhat relevant to this post. The term is snowflake. At the moment I am going to give you the benefit of the doubt because I watched Fox News the other day where this term was repeatedly used. Now I realize that the collective intelligence at Fox is the equivalent to that of a wind chill in Chicago in the middle of January. There might be another definition but the term snowflake comes from Nazi Germany during WWII from cities that were near the death camps, like DAchau. The locals called the ashed from the crematoriums “snowflakes” as the ashes were so abundant that it was like it was snowing. I know you to be a decent person and would never use a term to describe liberals that was so ugly and offensive. My friend Alan, who does the death penalty appeals showed me photographs that were his father’s when he was part of the liberation of Dachau. This are not for the faint of heart and I would show them to you but they were gratefully accepted by the research library at the WWII museum in New Orleans. By the way, Alan is Jewish.

    Now for this post. Trump’s speech was not poignant, it was his usual verbal crap starting with the all about me. Is it me or does he have some sort of fixation on crowd size that must make up for something else. His I have record crowds where ever I go is a lie as usual. Try Obama’s crowds in Europe in 2008 or his election night crowd in Chicago’s Grant Park estimated at over 1.5 million people. That’s bigger than Trump’s inaurguration crowd and Obama’s in 2008 was over two million.

    But let’s get to the meat of the matter, this Christian thing. Conservatives worship god, liberals worship government. Are you telling me that the Republicans who are the party of business, lobbyists and tax cuts do not worship government and all liberals are atheists? Aside from being intellectually indefensible I believe it is called in communications, a hasty generalization.

    The comparison of religion to government does not upset me. Religion is a money hustle promising something that cannot be proven true and the followers want to impose their beliefs on you through through the legal system. I believe that is called Sharia law. Government, on the other hand, provides tangible benefits through taxation (a very, very old idea) by the consent of the people no matter what their religious beliefs or lack thereof. If you do not believe this comparison, ask Jim Bakker and Jimmy Swaggart and their followers to do a banzai charge in Mosul to rid us of ISIL since they think Islam is so evil and must be eradicated. These are the clowns that claim they elected the Orange Sphincter and even he says it.

    This “we were founded on religious freedom” is nonsense. Read the Constitution, we were founded as a democratic republic and acceptance of slavery, actually not a good mix but get what you get. The Enlightenment played a major role in our political thought and founding. Remember that Jefferson was a deist and Franklin was an atheist, hence the word creator in the Declaration of Independence and no mention of god in the Constitution. Oh yeah there is that phrase in the dating of the signatories at the end, but that was the style at the time. I used archaic language in my career but that’s just the way is was.

    Islam and Buddhists are more welcome than Christian and Jews? Seriously? What have Buddhists done to you, specifically and how have they damaged this country, specifically? I can understand your less welcoming of Christian and Jews as there have been so many church and cathedral burnings and vandalism lately, especially St. Peter’s in NYC that was burned to the ground and that church in Louisiana. That sort of takes your mind off the mosques burnings and vandalism happening in the U.S.

    Your veiled reference to Islam shows your intolerance as good white Christian people have murdered more in the U.S. than Islam. President Dinky Fingers has spread the hatred of Islam through his ignorance, but to get the shiny gold medal this past weekend Saudi Arabia, he didn’t use his favorite term, guess he was worried his head might be cut off, probably would be an improvement.

    I have a friend in New Orleans that I worked with and known for over thirty years and during a visit with him a few years back he asked me what I thought about the beheadings of Coptic Christians. I said two things, was he as concerned over the beheadings taking place of atheists and until mentioned on Fox News, you never heard of Coptic Christians adn further, you could not even in general terms explain what Coptic Christians are. To you they are just the Christian outrage of the week. that also goes for Gnostics. Stopped him dead in his tracks. He asked me if I knew and my response was how much time do you have?

    Have a positive day.

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