There was a fantastic closing in President Donald Trump’s State of the Union 2019 address. He spoke of America’s geographic beauty and expanse; our choices we make; the opportunities; of victories; of dreams; rekindle our imagination; of greatness; to overcome our challenges together; America’s freedom and faith.
And here’s why it was a great ending. My brief analysis.
It was an invitation to share in America’s future greatness. It was addressed not only to Americans, but also to legislators in Congress to unite, to forge ahead, and to make America great, to overcome together.
He was really sharing his vision (Trump’s MAGA campaign slogan “Make America Great Again”) with the rest of the people who did not share his views nor stood on his side.
He was really trying to say, “this greatness is also for you and for all.” Together we can make it happen.
It was a profound invitation. His speech was really one big olive branch to Congress and the American people–regardless of political affiliation.
He wanted to be a president for all Americans before he was elected president. These first two years have been like a dark valley for his administration. He has been hated by many on the left. But it’s not over for him.
If people can buy into his invitation, and step into his vision of greatness for America, he can be that president he wants to be–the president for all Americans.
Time will tell in the next two years.
—- text below from transcript of SOTU —
….Think of this Capitol — think of this very chamber, where lawmakers before you voted to end slavery, to build the railroads and the highways, to defeat fascism, to secure civil rights, to face down evil empires.
Here tonight, we have legislators from across this magnificent republic. You have come from the rocky shores of Maine and the volcanic peaks of Hawaii, from the snowy woods of Wisconsin and the red deserts of Arizona, from the green farms of Kentucky and the golden beaches of California. Together, we represent the most extraordinary nation in all of history.
What will we do with this moment? How will we be remembered? I ask the men and women of this Congress, look at the opportunities before us. Our most thrilling achievements are still ahead. Our most exciting journeys still await. Our biggest victories are still to come. We have not yet begun to dream.
We must choose whether we are defined by our differences — or whether we dare to transcend them. We must choose whether we will squander our inheritance — or whether we will proudly declare that we are Americans. We do the incredible. We defy the impossible. We conquered the unknown.
This is the time to reignite the American imagination. This is the time to search for the tallest summit, and set our sights on the brightest star. This is the time to rekindle the bonds of love and loyalty and memory that link us together as citizens, as neighbors, as patriots.
This is our future — our fate — and our choice to make. I am asking you to choose greatness. No matter the trials we face, no matter the challenges to come, we must go forward together.
We must keep America first in our hearts. We must keep freedom alive in our souls. And we must always keep faith in America’s destiny — that one nation, under God, must be the hope and the promise and the light and the glory among all the nations of the world!
Thank you. God bless you, God bless America. Thank you very much.