The Age of the Lion: Donald Trump Puts America First

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21 January 2017
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... As Trump said, his inaugural ceremony was more than a transfer of power from one administration to another, or from one party to another.  Instead, it was something much more profound: “We are transferring power from Washington, DC, and giving it back to you, the people.”

It’s a safe bet that everyone in Powertown heard those words and realized, full well, that the were directed against them, their lifestyle, their business-as-usual, and their overall worldview.  

Yet Trump was just getting warmed up:

For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. 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.

... As Trump said, extending his open hand to all Americans:

It’s time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget, that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots.  We all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American flag.

And yet a few, those among the DC elite, have good reason to be afraid—very afraid.  On the campaign trail, Trump always said, “Drain the swamp!” And today he proved that he meant it.  

Of course, Powertown won’t give up its power easily.  So yes, it will be a fight.  But then, every lion knows that, from birth, it is destined to fight; what Trump said of America is also true of himself: “A nation is only living as long as it is striving.”

Then he closed on a deeply leonine note:

Together we will make America strong again, we will make America wealthy again, we will make America proud again, we will make America safe again.  And, yes, together we will make America great again.

... Trump’s speech marks a watershed in American history.   That is, in recent decades, it had been possible for a president to natter on about America’s duties to the world as a whole, and yet it was seen as gauche to talk about America’s duties to itself, and to her people.  But that all changed today...

... now that Trump has invoked the lost-but-soon-to-be-reclaimed power of the American people, the Democrats will not be well advised to resume their effort to weaponize the federal government and the judiciary against the values of the middle class.  As the Democrats discovered in 2016, that’s the way to lose elections...

... As the new president said on Friday: 

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries, and technologies of tomorrow.  A new national pride will stir ourselves, lift our sights, and heal our divisions...

Now ask yourself: In the future, is another US president, of either party, going to sit back and just watch passively while American jobs go across the border, or overseas?   Now that Trump has shown what’s possible, in terms of job-saving, is any American leader going to just ignore the job-hemorrhage?  Answer: Of course not.  The laissez-faire idea of letting jobs drift away, in the name of the free market, or of globalism, is over.  Good riddance!...



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