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NEWS, COMMENTARY, AND ANALYSIS

Rand Green, editor and publisher

Friday, January 20, 2017, Is
a Day We Will Never Forget

Friday, January 27, 2017

Photo of Donald Trump by Gage Skidmore with quote by Trump. HOW MANY watershed dates in American history can you remember − quickly, just off the top of your head? July 4, 1776, of course. But what others?

I don't mean dates of calamitous events, such as the bombing of Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7, 1941 or the Islamic terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 or the assassination of President Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963, but truly great days in our country's history that cause your heart to swell with patriotic pride. Besides the signing of the Declaration of Independence, what dates and what events come to mind?

Some may point to the signing of the Mayflower Compact or perhaps the Boston Tea Party or the midnight ride of Paul Revere, or possibly George Washington's prayer at Valley Forge; perhaps the signing of the Constitution or the Emancipation Proclamation or the D-Day invasion at Normandy or Apollo 11 landing on the moon or Rev. Martin Luther King's "I Have Dream" speech. You might think of all of those, and others as well, and they are all momentous events that are burned into our collective national memory, even if the day, month, and year do not instantly pop into our heads. But if you had to choose the two or three most important, which would they be?

I will wax bold, here, and make what some will regard as an astonishing prediction: If President Donald J. Trump is successful in achieving over the next four or eight years even one-third of what he has promised the Americana people he intends to do as president − and judging from his remarkable accomplishments in just his first week in office, I see that as highly probable − he will be depicted by future historians as among the greatest presidents in American history. Many patriotic Americans will regard him as the greatest president since Lincoln or even since Washington. And January 20, 2017, the day of his inauguration, will, in the minds of many, be remembered as the greatest moment in our history since the first Independence Day 240 years ago.

Yes, I am serious.

Why?

Because Donald J. Trump is the president who will have halted America's demise, prevented globalist and socio-fascist elites from striking a death-blow to government of, by, and for the People, and put America back on the path to greatness.

Honest scholarship in generations to come will portray the 45th President of the United States in just that way, and honest journalism, if there were such a thing today, would be cheering him on, not trying to malign his character and subvert his agenda.

Furthermore, I expect that President Trump's inaugural address will be remembered as one of the ascendant speeches of all time, alongside Washington's farewell address and Lincoln's Gettysburg Address. It will be studied, quoted, memorized, memorialized, because it gives voice to the aspirations and hopes of all people of every race, creed, or class who love America, who love freedom, and who dream of a better tomorrow.

President Trump's enemies − who are also the enemies of all who believe in government by the People − will do all within their power to destroy him and to stop his agenda so that they can continue to rule and to reap the plunder of self-serving, unrestrained power. But they will fail. The People have awakened. Their eyes are opened. They have seen through the façades, the pretenses, the false promises, and the hypocrisies of their elite overlords. They have had enough. They will take no more. Donald Trump gave voice to their indignation, and they recognize his agenda as exactly what is needed to save the United States from annihilation.

The Trump movement quickly burgeoned to historic proportions and, to the shock and bewilderment of the elites, who considered themselves unassailable, that movement propelled Mr. Trump to the presidency. Americans "came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before," said President Trump in his inaugural speech. "At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens."

That is exactly what Abraham Lincoln was talking about when he spoke of "government of the people, by the people, and for the people." It is exactly what our Founding Fathers were proclaiming when they wrote in the Declaration of Independence that it is to secure our God-given and unalienable rights that "governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed." And it is precisely what the framers of Constitution of the United States asserted unequivocally when they began that document with the seismic phrase, "We, the People of the United States." Emphatically and unalterably, it is we, the People, who give those in government the authority to govern. They serve at our pleasure, and the Constitution limits their power − a trifling matter they seemed to have forgotten (if you will forgive the understatement).

But we, the People, have not forgotten. We, the People, have spoke, and we have voted overwhelmingly for a government that does not rule but serves.

"We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people," President Trump said in his inaugural speech. "Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

"We will face challenges," he continued. "We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done….

"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 American People."

For too many years, "a small group in our nation's Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost," he said. "Politicians prospered − but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country."

But "that all changes − starting right here, and right now," Trump continued. "What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

"January 20th, 2017," he said, "will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again."

And so it will.

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