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. - That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

State of the Union

            Tonight President Donald Trump gave a powerful report on the State of the Union. He spoke of all the “winning” that has been happening this year – the huge tax cuts that put money back into the pockets of Americans, the soaring stock market that keeps money growing in retirement and education accounts, the record low numbers of unemployed people, particularly African Americans and Hispanics. He spoke of the everyday heroes who stood up when they saw a need, such as the Cajun Navy in Houston and firefighters in California. After speaking of all the good things that are happening in the United States, President Trump said the following.

This is our new American moment. There has never been a better time to start living the American Dream.

So to every citizen watching at home tonight – no matter where you have been, or where you come from, this is your time. If you work hard, if you believe in yourself, if you believe in America, then you can dream anything, you can be anything, and together, we can achieve anything.

Tonight, I want to talk about what kind of future we are going to have, and what kind of Nation we are going to be. All of us, together, as one team, one people, and one American family.

We all share the same home, the same heart, the same destiny, and the same great American flag.

Together, we are rediscovering the American way.

In America, we know that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American life. Our motto is “in God we trust.”

And we celebrate our police, our military, and our amazing veterans as heroes who deserve our total and unwavering support.

Here tonight is Preston Sharp, a 12-year-old boy from Redding, California, who noticed that veterans’ graves were not marked with flags on Veterans Day. He decided to change that, and started a movement that has now placed 40,000 flags at the graves of our great heroes. Preston: a job well done.

Young patriots like Preston teach all of us about our civic duty as Americans. Preston’s reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem.

Americans love their country. And they deserve a Government that shows them the same love and loyalty in return.

            President Trump continued his talk by telling us how he wants the government to work in order to bless the lives of all Americans. He ended his talk with a plea for God to bless America. I echo that plea with an addition: May God bless our leaders and first responders who are working so hard to preserve and protect our American way of life. You can access the entire transcript of his talk at this site. 

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