Short, sweet, and to the point, President Trump made it about the people who elected him -- as well as the people who did not. Standing on the steps of the Capitol, he spoke to the rafters.
And when you are outdoors, the rafters are Heaven Above.
He began powerfully.
Today's ceremony, however, has very special meaning because today, we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another or from one party to another, but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people.That was an excellent statement a new CEO should make to his new bosses, his shareholders.
And that is what we are. We, the People, own America.
President Trump said "I" three times -- "we" 45 times.
He explained why he ran.
For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation's capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.He then made this promise:
That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you.And minutes later, he expounded on that.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only America first, America first.He made specific promises about jobs, and rebuilding infrastructure. Then he reached out to Heaven.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.No room for prejudice.
We have had those moments in our history.
We landed men on the moon. They were not black nor white nor anything but Americans.
The Bible tells us how good and pleasant it is when God's people live together in unity. We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.Damned straight.
There should be no fear. We are protected and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement. And most importantly, we will be protected by God.God. Matt Drudge reported this inauguration featured more prayer than any past one.
We need God more than ever before because we are in danger of losing our republic.
Evangelicals were overwhelmingly in favor of President Trump. They knew, dear readers. They knew.
So did we.
He closed this remarkable speech perfectly:
Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.
We Will Make America Wealthy Again.
We Will Make America Proud Again.
We Will Make America Safe Again.
And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.I never thought a new president could top JFK in 1961. Reagan came the closest in his two tries.
The Donald just did.
God blessed America when He gave President Trump that final nudge to run.
And now he is is trampling out the vintage, where the grapes of wrath are stored.
We like to think we are bigger than the religious stuff. We like to think we have evolved. But as I look at the damage inside Americans -- drugs, abortion, and hate -- I realize we devolved.
This thrice married, nearly bankrupted, loud, and occasionally crude man is a gift from God. President Trump is far from perfect.
But we crucified the one perfect man on Earth God sent.
Let us stand behind President Trump not to blindly obey, but rather to cheer him when he is right, help him see the light when he isn't, and get back to making America great again.
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