Trump’s UN Speech
I missed President Trump’s speech. Thank God. One of the reasons people long for the Reagan years is not because of Reagan’s fiscal conservatism, but that he at least had style. He told a joke while he was fleecing you, and his opponents and detractors laughed and loved it. He at least brought style to the podium. Whereas Trump’s style is, alas, militant.
Early on in his speech, he goes to bat for the Pentagon. After touting the economic successes that his presidency has brought, he brags about the size of the military’s budget.
Companies are moving back, creating job growth the likes of which our country has not seen in a very long time. And it has just been announced that we will be spending almost $700 billion on our military and defense.
Our military will soon be the strongest it has ever been. For more than 70 years, in times of war and peace, the leaders of nations, movements, and religions have stood before this assembly. Like them, I intend to address some of the very serious threats before us today but also the enormous potential waiting to be unleashed.
When has our military ever been strong? The Chinese kicked the hell out of the American army during the Korean War. So what is Trump bragging about? The Marines who landed on the shores of Normandy invaded a greatly reduced Germany army with most of their forces on the Russian Front or depleted. Can’t really celebrate that one. Spent almost 30 years in total trying to subvert the regimes in North and South Vietnam. And, oh, shhh!, don’t mention Afghanistan or that War on Terror. It’s a boondoggle, folks, a cash cow for the Pentagon and weapons manufacturers. There is no real enemy. I mean none of these examples are proof of a strong military. We have a strong military budget.
The Neo-Con sales pitch continues . . .
But each day also brings news of growing dangers that threaten everything we cherish and value. Terrorists and extremists have gathered strength and spread to every region of the planet. Rogue regimes represented in this body not only support terrorists but threaten other nations and their own people with the most destructive weapons known to humanity.
Why is there a question as to who wrote Trump’s speech? The Daily Caller says that it was former Advisor, Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka, while other reports, coming from WaPo, say that it was Stephen Miller. Regardless, it was all Neo-con rag drek.
Trump invoked the Marshall Plan? Bizarre. And he sells it as some rescue mission. It was a plan of deterrent against the Soviet invasion of Europe as the war came to an end.
It was in the same period, exactly 70 years ago, that the United States developed the Marshall Plan to help restore Europe. Those three beautiful pillars — they’re pillars of peace, sovereignty, security, and prosperity.
The Marshall Plan was built on the noble idea that the whole world is safer when nations are strong, independent, and free. As President Truman said in his message to Congress at that time, “Our support of European recovery is in full accord with our support of the United Nations. The success of the United Nations depends upon the independent strength of its members.”
O, Hypocrisy! How can a sitting U.S. President or any candidate for president or any past president even think to utter these words?
We do not expect diverse countries to share the same cultures, traditions, or even systems of government. But we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation. This is the beautiful vision of this institution, and this is foundation for cooperation and success.
“we do expect all nations to uphold these two core sovereign duties: to respect the interests of their own people and the rights of every other sovereign nation.” You have got to be kidding me. The other UN delegates must have privately chuckled at this one, including anyone else who knows about the U.S. foreign adventures. Can you say Afghanistan? How about Iraq? Libya? Vietnam? Greneda? El Salvador? Just to name a few. When has the U.S. ever respected the sovereignty of any nation? How many military bases does the U.S. have around the world? If you need a visual, this might help.
Here is the rest of the Trump’s speech if you can stand it.
Gawd, the only task one has when listening to Trump’s speech is to parse out and rebutt his lies.
Strong, sovereign nations let their people take ownership of the future and control their own destiny. And strong, sovereign nations allow individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God.
“. . . allows individuals to flourish in the fullness of the life intended by God.” How in the hell does Trump know what God intends for any life? The hutzpa. The insults to God that he gets away with. Amazing.
In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch. This week gives our country a special reason to take pride in that example. We are celebrating the 230th anniversary of our beloved Constitution — the oldest constitution still in use in the world today.
“In America, we do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to watch.” Okay, Lie #10,676. How many times have you heard that we’re going to war to spread democracy around the world? There’s always the justification for democracy, like that’s worked out so well here in the U.S.
This timeless document has been the foundation of peace, prosperity, and freedom for the Americans and for countless millions around the globe whose own countries have found inspiration in its respect for human nature, human dignity, and the rule of law.
The greatest in the United States Constitution is its first three beautiful words. They are: “We the people.”
“We the people” are the three most beautiful words? Really, a call for collectivism is the most beautiful? Not “shall not be infringed,” as in “A well regulated militia being the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed . . . .” December 15, 1791, the Bill of Rights (the first ten amendments to the Constitution). And here is how North Korean, Kim Jong Un responded. Incredible really when you begin to see foreign leaders behave with more gravitas and intelligence than our own president. However you may feel about him, Trump’s performance is at best disappointing.
For the snapshot of the Jong Un’s speech, a h/t TargetLiberty.