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January 20, 2017

This is the part of PRESIDENT TRUMP’S inauguration speech that we liked best:

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.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 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.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

Ad we hope he will fulfill this promise:

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

(The full text of President Trump’s inaugural address may be read here.)

Posted under United States by Jillian Becker on Friday, January 20, 2017

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  • Cogito

    I can’t quite articulate the reasons for my disappointment. Perhaps I’m wrong. I loved the absence of moslem clerics, I loved his declaration of war on islamic terrorism. These words have not been spoken by a President in eight years. I loved the good old fashioned patriotism. I loved the National Anthem. I loved how he criticized the former administrations while turning his back on them while speaking.
    Yet it seemed to be just another stump speech whose content we have heard so many times – good as it is. It somehow lacked the sparkle, the Jeffersonian eloquence that I was looking for.

    In any case. He will be a superb, perhaps the best President ever. He is a good and decent man who will keep his promises.

    • liz

      What he lacks in style, I think he’ll make up for in substance.
      In terms of what he gets done (or undone of what Obama did) I think he will be the best President, of this century, at least!

  • liz

    It seems like we’ve waited forever for this day. So glad it’s finally here!
    The awesome reality of it will take awhile to sink in.
    And to hear a President (a real President, at last!) actually name ‘Radical Islamic Terrorism’ and promise to eradicate it from the face of the earth – I must be in heaven! We can now begin to recover from ‘battered citizen syndrome’, a condition that develops after eight years of illegitimate rule by traitors.