By Joe Ragonese
After taking the oath of office as our 45th President, Donald J. Trump said early in his short acceptance speech, “Today’s ceremony; however, has very special meaning, because 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 people. For too long a small group in our nation’s capitol has reaped the rewards of government, while the people that have borne the cost did not. Washington flourished but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country…
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. January 20, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.”
On this historic day, the first non-politician since Dwight Eisenhower took office on a promise to return the government of the United States back to we the people. Just as in the preamble of the U.S. Constitution that says, We the People of the United States; those people once again have a champion who understands our wishes, desires and dreams.
Since the day he descended the stairs at Trump Tower in New York City to announce his intention to run for President, Donald J. Trump has remained true to the principles he laid out then with his desire to make America great again by returning it to us. In Friday’s stirring acceptance speech he showed why he won in such overwhelming numbers across the country (except California). He understood exactly what the mood of the people was. President Trump saw, what anyone who is not an elitist plainly understood, that the mood of the people was clearly opposed to the direction our elected officials were taking us. That was true for both Democrat and Republican politicians.
In order to step onto that podium Friday he was forced to endure the most brutal criticism and chastisement ever before heaped upon a Presidential candidate in the sordid political history of this nation. President Trump had to be a fighter of Herculean strength, stamina, desire, and will, to face off against every elite politician in both parties and every media outlet except some (not all) conservative press. There was nothing too low, too sleazy, or too demeaning that could be said against him by a hate filled press and undignified opponent. Yet he endured with strength, pride, and dignity.
Donald J. Trump did not simply win the Presidency of the United States, he started a movement. The Party of Trump was born out of the ashes of the leaderless Tea Party and its fires were stoked by the Democrats trying to force Hillary Clinton, the least likable person in the world, not to mention a thief and liar, down our throats as a replacement for the worst President the United States has ever had. Somehow, the fake news in the main stream media keeps up the lie that Obama’s tenure brought about this fantastic recovery where everybody was whole and happy again, and our nation more secure than ever in its history.
Just ask Obama, he’ll tell you that and sell you a bridge in Brooklyn to boot. But we the people knew that was not true. We, those of us who work or want to work, were earning less, or even nothing at all. We the people were holding down two or three part time jobs because well paying full time jobs no longer existed due to Obama’s policies. Our politicians ignored our pleas for help. And why not, they were doing very well. The three richest counties in the nation surround Washington D.C., yet they produce nothing except politics that do not work for the rest of us.
Hans Christian Anderson’s children’s tale, “The Emperor’s New Clothes” is the story of the Obama Presidency. His entire legacy is made of invisible cloth. We the people knew that, even though the MSM tried to convince us that he had actually accomplished something other than perfecting his golf swing during his tenure in office. Donald Trump knew that too. It is why he chose to run on the principals that he did. Those objectives were vilified by the MSM and the elite, and that vilification was a direct insult to us, we the people.
Every attack on President Trump, was a direct assault against us. Every nasty comment on Facebook about him was an attack against us. We knew it, even though the elites did not. It was why we went to the polls in such overwhelming numbers to destroy them. The only people who prospered under Obama were the very rich, the very poor, and the very politicians who were sent there to protect our interests. In order to do that he needed the money out of our pockets and purses. It all but destroyed the middle class. But the elites of both parties and the MSM refused to hear us. Donald J. Trump heard our pleas. He heard us loud and clear.
And then a miracle occurred, the man we elected on the promise to not forget us, kept his word. I have read his acceptance speech three times and each time it fills me with hope for a brighter future that I have not known since a young man. Donald J. Trump kept his word. Read his speech for yourself, he thanks you, me, we the people and uses the pronoun I less than has been used in this short manuscript. President Trump insisted that he accepted power not for himself, rather to give back to us.
The Party of Trump has been born. It will replace a marginalized Democrat Party, as well as an out of touch Republican Party. The Trump Party will create a new dynamic in American politics; even over the screeching and mayhem of the anarchist left trying their best to stop it.
This election was not simply another Presidential election, it was the rebirth of us; the forgotten.