By Ray Starmann
It’s been a day of jubilation, celebration, prayer, forgiveness, determination, protests and oaths.
It’s been a day of days; one of the greatest this republic has experienced in many years, if not decades.
This morning Donald John Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. As Trump raised his hand, I couldn’t help but think of the thousands of pundits, elitists and so-called political experts who hemmed, hawed and declared with absolute certainty that there was no way that Mr. Trump could ever be elected President, much less dog catcher of Manhattan.
Whatever travails the nation has, America is still the land where anything can happen. Trump has proven that again today.
He has sparked a populist movement, not seen in this country since the days of Andrew Jackson, whom President Trump has often been compared with. In fact, it is probably safe to say that President Trump is America’s ‘New Hickory.’
His speech today was like sandpaper, a Brillo pad, Lava soap; it was blunt, rough, tough and just what you would expect from Mr. Trump. There were no long winded poetic quotes from Emerson or Robert Frost. Instead, Mr. Trump did what he does best, he took the global elite, the Washington Establishment and radical Islam to the woodshed where he flogged them and then tossed whatever was left into a Fargo wood chipper.
Most importantly, he spoke to the American people, the forgotten masses in fly over country who turned out in record numbers to cast a vote for the only man who could save them from globalism’s stranglehold on wages and jobs.
The President said:
“We are assembled here today 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. Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs will be made to benefit American workers and American families. We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength. I will fight for you with every breath in my body, and I will never, ever let you down. America will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.”
“We will bring back our wealth, and we will bring back our dreams. We will build new roads and highways and bridges and airports and tunnels, and railways, all across our wonderful nation. We will get our people off of welfare and back to work, rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor. We will follow two simple rules — buy American, and hire American.”
“Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.”
“We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.”
The man most compared to Jackson, seemed to channel Reagan when he spoke these words today:
“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. 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.”
Of course, not all Americans are enamored with President Trump and his vision to make America great again. Protests broke out in the capitol today and anarchists and leftists clashed with the police.
Those on the left are in a virtual mental spiral over President Trump. Perhaps, instead of labeling Trump and his supporters, racists, they should contemplate one very succinct question: what would Hillary Clinton have done for you?
The answer is a veritable goose egg; nada, zippo and twice the usual, which is nothing.
With the inauguration of President Trump, the global elite have been put on notice. They may be able to run roughshod over Western Europe, but in the land of the free their policies of open borders, endless immigration and world government are graveyard dead.
With the inauguration of President Trump, radical Islam’s obituary has already been written.
With the inauguration of President Trump, We the People are back in power, not the cigar smoking robber barons and their Beltway cronies and lobbyists.
With the inauguration of President Trump, Americans once again have reason to hope. And, as Andy Dufresne said in the Shawshank Redemption, ‘Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.’
It’s been one heck of a good day…
God Bless America.