On the eve of Independence Day, President Trump gave what was (in my opinion) the most important speech of his presidency. Trump spoke in front of the epic backdrop of Mount Rushmore in South Dakota. That monument pays tribute to four great Americans: George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, Abraham Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt. A crowd of patriotic Americans gathered to hear him speak.
Sadly, there were also protestors greeting the president when he spoke in front of sculptures chiseled in honor of those great men. The media seized on the speech as an opportunity to once again paint Trump as creating divisiveness in the country and casting a dark cloud on civic discourse. Democrats like Senator Tammy Duckworth and Reverend Al Sharpton lied about the president’s speech by claiming he defended the Confederacy in his Mt. Rushmore address. To clarify, he didn’t mention protecting Confederate monuments one time. That is an asinine assessment of his patriotic address. Trump correctly identified the culprits of the current discord—the radical Left—when he condemned their behavior.
Trump said, “Angry mobs are trying to tear down statues of our Founders, deface our most sacred memorials, and unleash a wave of violent crime in our cities. Many of these people have no idea why they are doing this, but some know exactly what they are doing. They think the American people are weak and soft and submissive. But no, the American people are strong and proud, and they will not allow our country, and all of its values, history, and culture, to be taken from them.”
The media can spin his speech however they like, but outlets such as FreedomWire were created in large part to call them out on their BS. Of all the slanderous things they have said about this president, their response to Trump’s Mount Rushmore speech is their most blatant partisan hit-job to date.
That is saying something considering these are the same people who spent the first two-and-a-half years of his presidency pushing the hoax of Russian collusion. Even the biased Mueller team couldn’t find legitimate evidence to tie the president’s campaign in with the evil Putin regime. Trust me, if they could have weaved even a minuscule detail into the Mueller Report that made Trump appear guilty, Mueller’s team of Trump-hating henchmen would have done so. People like Peter Strozk would have relished the opportunity to skewer the president.
But I digress…
Back to Trump’s Fourth of July Eve speech. During the address, Trump eloquently spoke in defense of the American founding. He argued against those who would rewrite history to obliterate the American Revolution from the history books and would instead rather teach their students fake history meant to tarnish the legacy of the Founders and replace them with their own radical Left interpretation of history.
If these people are looking for perfection in the Founders, they will not find it. They were mortal men like the rest of us, and many lived lives indicative of their times. However, these same men knew in their core that slavery was wrong and intended to establish the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution as the foundational principles in which future generations of civil rights leaders would cite when advocating for equality for all under the law.
That is precisely the note that President Trump struck last Friday when he spoke to the large crowd in front of one of America’s great monuments in what the coastal elites would dub as “flyover country.”
America has nothing to apologize for. Instead of apologizing, we have taken action to rectify the historical injustices of Jim Crow and slavery. This country should be celebrating the fact that members of all races came together to end slavery and then segregation laws to beget the opportunities that all Americans, regardless of race, enjoy now.
That’s not to say there are not racists who still dwell amongst us. Sadly, there are. And those people are defying the Biblical dictum of “loving thy neighbor” by doing so. However, a few bad apples shouldn’t negate from the those who have sought to remedy our country’s gravest sins.
President Trump should make the defense of American foundational principles his main theme for his second term. If he adheres to the message he delivered at Mount Rushmore, he could very well win a second term.