Renewing, Recovering, Restoring, Rebuilding
By Dr. Robert R. Owens —July 20, 2020
Like a one-two punch these twin catastrophes have America reeling on the edge of the abyss. The Democrat Party is all in with BLM and ANTIFA. They cheer as the outrages and demands grow into the shrill cries of America-as-we-have-known-her hating revolutionaries on the barricades of autonomous no-go zones. Labeling anyone who gets in the way of their takeover as racists, these black shirted thugs operate as the military arm of the socialists attempting to remake America in the image of their revered Cuba and Venezuela.
Most Republicans shake in fear of the broad-brush ad hominin attacks of the democrats who identify as journalists. In stark contrast to this toothless and despicable abdication, President Trump boldly stands almost alone trying to rally the forces of civil society in the face of anarchy and rebellion. The rising crescendo of attacks, accusations, investigations, and who knows maybe even another manufactured impeachment debacle fall like hammer blows. Never has one politician stood up under such a relentless daily attack.
Think about it. If Hillary had won where do you think we would be right now? If the socialists manage to drag Old Joe and whoever they really want to be president over the cheat-by-mail finish line where do you think we will be in a year from now?
Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country. All that is necessary for evil to triumph is for good people to do nothing. Our President is sounding forth the trumpet that shall never sound retreat.
President Donald Trump staked out some major positions of his re-election campaign during a powerful speech in the Dream City Church in North Phoenix at an event organized by Students for Trump and Turning Point Action. In this speech our President didn’t equivocate or evade. He forthrightly addressed the big issues of our times outlining major themes of his America First Agenda: immigration, China, big tech censorship, Democrats push for voting by mail, and the radical left’s war on America’s heritage and monuments.
To thunderous applause he said, “This is a choice of two futures: the left’s vision of disunity and discord or our vision of equal opportunity and equal justice. We will never cave to the left-wing and the left-wing intolerance. We will never surrender to mob violence, and we will uphold American freedom, equality, and justice for every citizen of every background,”
The president pointed out that we are engaged in a relentless fight against a radicalized left. And that they use their almost complete control of the media, entertainment, and academia to suppress free speech saying, “Anyone who dissents from their orthodoxy must be punished, canceled, or banished. Democrats have embarked on a mission to tear down existing American traditions and institutions, no matter what the cost. We’re not going to take moral lectures from the same left-wing ideologues who oppose school choice, who support deadly sanctuary cities, who want to defund our police – defund and abolish our police. Think of it: Defund and abolish is now their theme.”
The illegal efforts to destroy and deface America’s monuments and statues by the 1619 rebels shows how much they want to fundamentally change everything about our country.
The President said, “They’re tearing down statues, desecrating monuments, and purging dissenters. It’s not the behavior of a peaceful political movement; it’s the behavior of totalitarians and tyrants and people that don’t love our country.”
Turning to the Democrat push for universal mail-in voting which amounts to changing the rules in the middle of an election year, without any reliable vetting procedures in place, the President observed, “This will be, in my opinion, the most corrupt election in the history of our country.”
Not one to leave foreign policy out of his equations President Trump reminded the crowd that previous leaders allowed China to rip off the United States. He is the first president in decades to stand up to the communist behemoth. Warning that, “A vote for Biden in 2020 was a vote for China. They get in, China will own this country” the President brought his audience to their feet.
Immigration wasn’t forgotten in this speech either as the President pointed to the progress on the wall on the southern border and his curtailing of visas in favor of American workers. He thundered from the podium, “We took historic action to block the entry of foreign workers into our nation. We believe that companies should hire American workers and American students first.”
The Masters of the Universe tech giants didn’t escape President Trump’s target as he warned of their efforts to censor the free speech of anyone who doesn’t toe the Liberal-Democrat-Socialist line. “As everyone knows, they’re using their enormous power to silence conservative voices. You know that. It’s not even close. I don’t even think they’re hiding it anymore,” he said.
The president spoke about the righteous defiance of those who made America free in the first place and who stood up throughout our history to keep the light of liberty alive. He repeatedly urged Americans to keep the fire of freedom burning. Noting that we are in a spiritual battle, the President said, “It’s the same spirit that compels each of you to stand strong against the dull, mindless, soul-crushing conformity mandated by far-left pundits, professors, and liberal politicians. They’re taking our country in the wrong direction.”
Seeing his opponent, former Vice President Joe Biden, as merely a straw man, a cat’s paw the left are exploiting to regain the power they lost when he was elected President, Trump noted, “If ever he became President, this country would be a mess. They would rip down everything … He wouldn’t call the shots. He would have nothing to do with it. The left would only lock him in the Oval Office so they could do as they pleased.”
Some see the election of Donald Trump in 2016 as nothing less than a miracle. Whether the President believes that or not I don’t know. Keeping his remarks to a more secular turn the President attributed his surprise election to the fact that Americans weren’t happy with the way the country was headed under former President Barack Obama and his Vice President Joe Biden. Looking directly into the cameras he said, “I’m only here because of President Obama and the job he did, and Sleepy Joe Biden and the job that he didn’t do. People were very unhappy. The fake news doesn’t report it. There was tremendous dissent, tremendous anger.”
What does all this mean to us? Those of us who support President Trump must soldier on. We may have relatives and friends shun us. We will see our standards, goals, and beliefs disparaged daily in the media.
We may face discrimination and reprisals at work, at school, and at home. But we cannot waver. We must do all we can to preserve truth, justice, and the American way.
As Thomas Paine told us at the beginning of the American experiment when we dared to face off against the most powerful country in the world, “These are the times that try men’s souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman.
Tyranny, like hell, is not easily conquered; yet we have this consolation with us, that the harder the conflict, the more glorious the triumph. What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly: it is dearness only that gives everything its value. Heaven knows how to put a proper price upon its goods; and it would be strange indeed if so celestial an article as freedom should not be highly rated.”
Keep the faith. Keep the peace. We shall overcome.