Sunday, September 11, 2016

Trump:The True Grit...

 Donald Trump has been the John Wayne of politics - ferociously patriotic,The Man Who Saved Patriotism


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Trump: The Man Who Saved Patriotism

By shawn

It was overshadowed by his trip to Mexico, his watershed speech on illegal immigration, and his appearance at a black church in Detroit, but Donald Trump delivered a message on patriotism Thursday that deserves a wider audience.

Speaking to the American League National Convention in Cincinnati, Trump went over the core basics of his national security platform, promising to defeat ISIS and secure the southern border. But he diverged from his standard stump speech at one point, telling the veterans organization that he wanted to bring a sense of national pride back to the country’s youth.

“Together we’re going to work on so many shared goals,” he said, “but I want to begin by discussing one goal that I know is so important to you: promoting American pride and patriotism in America’s schools.”

Trump said that it was essential to make sure young children grew up with role models worthy of their admiration. “We want our kids to learn the incredible achievement of America’s history, its institutions, and its heroes,” he said. “We will stop apologizing for America, and we will start celebrating America.”

“We will be united by our common culture, values, and principles, becoming one American nation – one country under one Constitution, saluting one American flag, and always saluting it – the flag all of you helped to protect and preserve,” he said.


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The cynical-minded will be tempted to toss this off as political gibberish, but that’s a reflection of the twisted times we live in and not a statement on the speech itself. Maybe it does sound corny in 2016 to be getting all misty-eyed about the flag and the sacrifices of those who gave so much to defend it, but see, that’s the whole problem.

It’s been more than a generation since we had public schools that delivered a positive message about America to our young men and women. Since the 1990s, kids have been raised on an entirely different message. The left likes to call it a more “realistic” version of history; what it amounts to is one of the first instances of a country feeding its citizens a steady diet of self-destructive propaganda. This is not a balanced view of the United States; this is a systematic tour through a land of evil. Every hero has become a villain, every triumph a tragedy. And, they learn, this evil persists to this very day.

It’s not just the schools. It’s everything. Movies, TV, social media, music. None of these teach kids anything worth learning about community, patriotism, respect, or sacrifice. They learn to sneer at sincerity and mock true character.

Here’s one of the simple things that went unnoticed at the beginning of the Trump phenomenon. People started responding – not to what he was saying about this particular issue or that one – but rather to his open, unapologetic desire to see the United States kick ass once again. That’s a message we haven’t heard in a very long time.

That it became this dirty, racist, awful thing to so many millions of Americans…well, that’s a sad comment on the state of patriotism.


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Comments:

1.Patriotism and common sense have been sadly lacking for a long time. Trump has simply emphasized it to his credit. But Trump goes far beyond that. He is promoting nationalism over globalism. That is absolutely necessary for the survival of freedom world wide. Yes, he has said some things I wish he had not said and he is perhaps late in turning to minorities. He is telling them that they are Americans and deserve better. I agree.

2.I am 72 years old and never met a human who has not done and said stupid things in their lives. I am pleased to see that Donald Trump is not embarrassed to be human and be himself. I can trust a man like that. It is very refreshing in contrast to listening to the mindless politically correct speeches by the career lawyer politicians infesting Washington for years.

3.I immigrated to the US in 1959 with my family, I was 16. We left a miserable hopeless life behind in communist Hungary. The first order of business was to learn English and to become American citizens. We came here to become Americans. In all the years since, I have never seen the utter nonsense that has been ongoing in this great country of ours during the last 24 years. Up is down, left is right, pride and patriotism is ridiculed and our veterans and flag is spit upon. And the media and our politicians are promoting this. Trump is the only one since Reagan making any sense to me. God bless him and I hope he becomes our next president.

My relatives came here long ago. I am a genuine American. I detest what is taking place today. I have great respect for immigrants who came here to better themselves and did. That is what America is supposed to stand for. Trump wants to get us back to that concept.
As a veteran I am not in sympathy with those who do not respect the flag. I find it a very disgusting practice.


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