Celebrating the Nation's Birth in 1776: Independence Day
7-5-20, Judi McLeod, CanadaFreePress -- American Citizens will go on to defend statues and historical monuments, standing firm against anarchy and social injustice. President Trump's elegant and rousing stopgap speech in South Dakota that MOUNT RUSHMORE's timeless tribute to four American presidents would never be desecrated.
With the president's new executive order to protect America's historic monuments those who are found guilty of defacing statues and monuments will face ten years in prison.
On Friday, July 3, 2020 in an address to mark the beginning of Independence Day weekend, President Trump took the stage in the shadow of Mount Rushmore condemning what he described as a “merciless campaign to wipe out our history, defame our heroes, erase our values, and indoctrinate our children.”
He also castigated left-wing activists and practitioners of so-called “cancel culture” saying:
“This movement is openly attacking the legacies of every person on Mount Rushmore ... Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity, so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country and for each other.” [..]
"Our founders launched not only a revolution in government, but a revolution in the pursuit of justice, equality, liberty, and prosperity. No nation has done more to advance the human condition than the United States of America and no people have done more to promote human progress than the citizens of our great nation. It was all made possible by the courage of 56 patriots who gathered in Philadelphia 244 years ago and signed the Declaration of Independence. They enshrined a divine truth that changed the world forever when they said, “All men are created equal.” These immortal words set in motion the unstoppable march of freedom. Our founders boldly declared that we are all endowed with the same divine rights, given us by our Creator in Heaven, and that which God has given us, we will allow no one ever to take away ever." [..]
"Make no mistake. This left-wing cultural revolution is designed to overthrow the American Revolution. In so doing they would destroy the very civilization that rescued billions from poverty, disease, violence, and hunger, and that lifted humanity to new heights of achievement, discovery, and progress. To make this possible, they are determined to tear down every statue, symbol and memory of our national heritage." [..]
"We embrace tolerance, not prejudice. We support the courageous men and women of law enforcement. We will never abolish our police or our great Second Amendment which gives us the right to keep and bear arms. We believe that our children should be taught to love their country, honor their history, and respect our great American flag.
"We stand tall, we stand proud, and we only kneel to Almighty God. This is who we are. This is what we believe and these are the values that will guide us as we strive to build an even better and greater future. Those who seek to erase our heritage want Americans to forget our pride and our great dignity so that we can no longer understand ourselves or America’s destiny. In toppling the heroes of 1776, they seek to dissolve the bonds of love and loyalty that we feel for our country and that we feel for each other. Their goal is not a better America, their goal is to end America."
"For the sake of our honor, for the sake of our children, for the sake of our union, we must protect and preserve our history, our heritage, and our great heroes. Here tonight before the eyes of our forefathers, Americans declare again, as we did 244 years ago, that we will not be tyrannized, we will not be demeaned, and we will not be intimidated by bad, evil people. It will not happen.
"My fellow citizens, America’s destiny is in our sights. America’s heroes are embedded in our hearts. America’s future is in our hands. And ladies and gentlemen, the best is yet to come!"
Beautiful and fabulous firework display caused some naysayers to criticize sounding an alarm that there have been no fireworks at the monument for ten years fearing fires. However, the only fire at Mount Rushmore last night was the one set alight by President Trump who reignited the fire of the patriot soul in America in a passionate address.
On this July 4th 2020 weekend there is a renewed fervor as Citizens will go on to defend statues and historical monuments, standing firm against anarchy and social justice. It happened at Mount Rushmore last night. Thank you, President Trump.
Excerpted: Full original transcript of President Trump's speech here:
Video speech here: https://www.c-span.org/video/?473617-1/president-trumps-remarks-mt-rushmore-salute-america-event
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