President Donald Trump Makes July Fourth Address from the Lincoln Memorial
July 5, 2019 (EIRNS)—President Donald Trump’s speech at the Lincoln Memorial has been well received, despite the hysteria leading up to it, denouncing the President for “politicizing” the Fourth, wasting money, etc. Even CNN had to admit that it was “one of the least polarizing speeches of his presidency,” which “lacked the dark imagery of many of his campaign speeches and struck a more optimistic tone than he typically adopts”—which is strong praise from that perverted source.
“On this day, 243 years ago, our founding fathers pledged their lives, their fortunes, and their sacred honor to declare independence and defend our God-given rights,” Trump said. He quoted from the Declaration of Independence: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
He hit hard at the British:
“The British had come to crush the revolution in its infancy. Washington’s message to his troops laid bare the stakes. He wrote, ‘The fate of unborn millions will now depend under God on the courage and conduct of this army. ... We have therefore to resolve to conquer or die.’
“Days later, General Washington ordered the Declaration read aloud to the troops. The assembled soldiers just joined an excited crowd running down Broadway. They toppled a statue of King George and melted it into bullets for battle. The faraway King would soon learn a timeless lesson about the people of this majestic land: Americans love our freedom and no one will ever take it away from us.
“That same American spirit that emboldened our founders has kept us strong throughout our history.”
He praised the military role throughout the nation’s history, and singled out great American explorers, scientists, presidents, civil rights leaders, and others.
“For Americans, nothing is impossible,” he said. “Exactly 50 years ago this month, the world watched in awe as Apollo 11 astronauts launched into space with a wake of fire and nerves of steel, and planted our great American flag on the face of the Moon. Half a century later, we are thrilled to have here tonight the famed NASA Flight Director who led Mission Control during that historic endeavor: the renowned Gene Kranz.
“Gene, I want you to know that we are going to be back on the Moon very soon. And someday soon, we will plant the American flag on Mars.”