Invitation to share in the nation’s greatness

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.

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—-  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.

Trump’s State of the Union address 2019

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President Trump’s State of the Union (SOTU) address was a success tonight. I feel it was his best speech ever as president. He spoke with conviction, and it made Americans feel proud to be American.

It was a very memorable speech. He spoke about the greatness of America.  He said it was not about the agenda of the Republicans nor the Democrats. It was about one nation, the United States of America.

There were many moments when he spoke of cooperation calling both parties to come together. He tried pulling both Republican and Democrats together to make a better country by passing bills that will benefit Americans. He has tried to unite them by giving them enough face to make compromises in the future.

In the past, hardline Democrats have been knee-jerk anti-Trump and anti-wall at every turn. This speech put them on the defensive because Trump was holding out olive branches to them.  It gave people hope that there can be some compromise in Congress to get funding for government employees, and perhaps even the wall and stronger border security.

Trump, speaking on abortion also reinforced in the minds of pro-lifers his loyalty to them and the belief in the sanctity of life, inside and outside the womb. I was surprised that the Democratic women in white could not even stand to show some solidarity for banning full-term abortion. Abortion must have some limits, otherwise, one can end up be blind to murder outside the womb.

US President Donald J. Trump delivers his second State of the Union address, Washington, USA - 05 Feb 2019

I also liked his jab at non-sensical politically-driven investigations.  This Robert Mueller investigation should come to a stop ASAP.  It’s clearly a witch hunt, has always been one, and makes the Democrats look absolutely stupid and partisan.

This was a big win for Trump tonight, not only on social and security issues, but also on the economy. His trade policy has been conducive to huge gains in job creation in the U.S. The economy and jobs have has made huge gains for the middle class, the lower income, for racial minorities, and also for women.

I agree that the NAFTA trade deal had been seen as beneficial for Canada and for Mexico.   I have to admit that the U.S. could always have done better for itself because I also believe in fair trade, not necessarily free trade. Free trade is not good unless it’s also fair trade.  He was also tough on trade with China.  That was good.   All trade must be fair.

Overall, I thought it was definitely his greatest speech ever.  There were many parts of the speech where he used live examples of people who contributed to making a better country.  Two of his examples were persons who were unfairly sentenced in prison but chose to make a better place where they were.  Very moving and inspiring.

If I were American, I would have been proud of him. I think it has the potential to pull some Democrats together with Republicans to make some deals in the future.  Kudos to President Donald Trump.  May God continue to bless America.