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John in Mich    Posted 09-19-2017 at 14:30:19 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • Trump UN speech
  • FANTASTIC! About time we had someone tell it like it is. Results? Who knows. But, Obama (Barry) would have choked and vomited if he ever tried to give a speech like that.

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-21-2017 at 09:32:42 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • More analysis of a historic speech
  • U.N. Bears the Blunt of Trump
    By Tony Perkins
    Originally published in Tony Perkins’ Washington Update on September 20, 2017
    Tony Perkins is the President of the Family Research Council (FRC)

    It’s been called everything from a “well-cooked pudding” to a “shotgun marriage.” But there’s one word no one is using for Donald Trump’s U.N. speech—and that’s “timid.” After eight years of diplomatic pleasantries, Americans finally exchanged their apologist-in-chief for a frank and fearless leader. Jaded by two terms of nuance and ambiguity on the global stage, voters wanted a President who wouldn’t mince words. And yesterday, Donald Trump did not disappoint.

    “For Americans,” Ambassador John Bolton explained, “plain speaking is still a virtue. And there was a lot of plain speaking in that speech.” For once, voters have a President who doesn’t use the global stage as an excuse to bludgeon his own country. They have a man proud enough to fight for America’s best interest. To the relief of most voters, the days of weak-kneed posturing are over. “Thank God,” Rev. Franklin Graham cheered, “we have a president who is not afraid to speak truth to the whole world.” Or to embrace the values that made America great.

    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 … In America (Trump went on) the people govern, the people rule, and the people are sovereign. I was elected not to take power, but to give power to the American people, where it belongs. As long as I hold this office, I will defend America’s interests above all else.

    In soundbite after refreshing soundbite, President Trump made it clear that his biggest goal is protecting America—not propping up a global body that’s failed to affect change in this volatile new world.

    The United States of America has been among the greatest forces for good in the history of the world, and the greatest defenders of sovereignty, security, and prosperity for all. Now we are calling for a great reawakening of nations, for the revival of their spirits, their pride, their people, and their patriotism … If the righteous many do not confront the wicked few, then evil will triumph. When decent people and nations become bystanders to history, the forces of destruction only gather power and strength.

    Then, in his most quotable line of the speech, Trump fired his own shot across the bow at Kim Jong-un: The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea. Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States is ready, willing, and able, but hopefully this will not be necessary. That’s what the United Nations is all about; that’s what the United Nations is for. Let’s see how they do.

    If that offends the Left’s sensibilities, let it. As the Wall Street Journal argues: Traditional diplomacy isn’t getting through to Mr. Kim and his entourage, or their patrons in Beijing. After years of Barack Obama’s niceties that ducked the problem, maybe the world needs to be told some unpleasant truths about an evil regime with a weapon of mass murder and the means to deliver it.

    In a major departure from the last administration, Trump not only used the words “Islamic terrorism,” he threatened to destroy it.

    We cannot allow it to tear up our nation, and indeed to tear up the entire world. … We must deny the terrorists safe haven, transit, funding, and any form of support for their vile and sinister ideology. We must drive them out of our nations. It is time to expose and hold responsible those countries who support and finance terror groups like al Qaeda, Hezbollah, the Taliban, and others that slaughter innocent people.

    In a slap at the foreign policy of the Obama administration, he called the Iranian nuclear deal “one of the worst and most one-sided transactions the United States has ever entered into.” It was, he insisted, “an embarrassment to the United States, and I don’t think you’ve heard the last of it—believe me.” But, he went on, the crisis created by terrorists—the genocide of religious minorities—doesn’t mean that Americans should have to bend their rules or sacrifice their safety to respond benevolently.

    The United States is a compassionate nation and has spent billions and billions of dollars in helping to support this effort. We seek an approach to refugee resettlement that is designed to help these horribly treated people, and which enables their eventual return to their home countries, to be part of the rebuilding process. For the cost of resettling one refugee in the United States, we can assist more than 10 in their home region. Out of the goodness of our hearts, we offer financial assistance to hosting countries in the region, and we support recent agreements of the G20 nations that will seek to host refugees as close to their home countries as possible. This is the safe, responsible, and humanitarian approach.

    Finally, in a swipe at the U.N., Trump vented about the lack of return for America’s hefty investment in the body.

    The U.S. is just one out of 193 countries in the United Nations, and yet we pay 22 percent of the entire budget and more. In fact, we pay far more than anybody realizes. The United States bears an unfair cost burden, but, to be fair, if it could actually accomplish all of its stated goals, especially the goal of peace, this investment would easily be well worth it. (We want—and deserve —a) much more accountable and effective advocate for human dignity and freedom around the world.

    And that includes, as his administration has openly advocated, a return to the defense of international religious liberty. Our State Department must lead the way by returning priority to the human right of religious freedom. Only then can America be the voice for the voiceless that the world expects and deserves. In the words of the President, we look forward to a new chapter with our global neighbors, where: We will fight together, sacrifice together, and stand together for peace, for freedom, for justice, for family, for humanity, and for the almighty God who made us all.

    poderac    Posted 09-20-2017 at 15:02:44 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Did she forget she was Secretary of State and that her husband is responsible for the position we’re in right now with North Korea?

    HILLARY MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN THIS: After North Korea renounced adherence to the Non-Proliferation Treaty, Bill Clinton stated of North Korea: “We would overwhelmingly retaliate if the North Koreans were to ever use, to develop and use nuclear weapons. It would mean the end of their country as they know it.”


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-20-2017 at 13:05:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I loved Bibi Netanyahu's post speech comments:

    In over 30 years in my experience with the UN, I never heard a bolder or more courageous speech.
    8:34 AM - 19 Sep 2017

    So nice to no longer have such an effete wimp in our White House.

    Island Mike    Posted 09-20-2017 at 10:52:33 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • I thought he spoke well. His approval rating has also gone up a bit.
    Some opinion writers on the loonie left, are complaining about the remarks on North Korea, but also note, the actions of the last three Presidents did not achieve much.

    The truth is other countries are not footing their share of UN and NATO costs, and that includes us here in Canada.

    Island Mike

    Dean    Posted 09-20-2017 at 12:06:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Well said, Mike.


    AL CT    Posted 09-20-2017 at 09:25:16 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
  • I agree
  • I listened and watched bits and pieces of the speech. As you said, I thought it was fantastic in every respect. Long over due and accurate 100%. I stand tall in my support of our true God loving American President, one we've not seen for the past 8 years. Of course, the loony left will bitch and moan for months because this great speech doesn't project the dumb'g down of America as they want.

    Art [MO]    Posted 09-20-2017 at 09:41:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • This email reflects how many people feel today.

    I am now a Senior Citizen.

    Recently I received a questionnaire and request for money from the Republican Party and strongly agree with every question, as I have since Obama was elected.

    Unfortunately the one question that was missing is: What have the Republicans done for the American people?

    We gave you a majority in the House and Senate, and you never listened to us. Now you want our money, my money, more money. You should be more concerned about our votes, not our money.

    You are the establishment which means all you want is to save your jobs and line your pockets.

    Well guess what? It's not going to happen.

    So far, TRUMP hasn't asked for a dime.

    You might think we are fools because you feel Trump is on a self-destruct course, but look beyond Washington and listen to the masses. Nobody has achieved what he has, especially in the state of New York.

    Here's why I want Trump. Yes, he's a bit of an ass; yes, he's an egomaniac; but I don't care.

    The country is a mess because politicians suck.

    The Republican Party is two-faced and gutless, and illegals are everywhere

    I want it all fixed!

    I don't care that Trump is crude.

    I don't care that he insults people.

    I don't care that he has changed positions.

    I don't care that he's been married 3 times.

    I don't care that he fights with Megan Kelly and Rosie O’Donnell.

    I don't care that he doesn't know the name of some Muslim terrorist.

    Our country has become weak, and bankrupt. Our enemies are making fun of us We are being invaded by illegals. We are becoming a nation of victims where every Tom, Ricardo and Hassid is a special group with special rights to a point where we don't even recognize the country we were born and raised in, "AND I JUST WANT IT FIXED"

    And Trump is the only guy who seems to understand what We The People want and need.

    I'm sick of politicians, sick of the Democratic Party, the Republican Party, and sick of illegals. I just want this thing fixed.

    Trump may not be a saint, but he doesn't have lobbyist money controlling him; he doesn't have political correctness restraining him; all you know is that he has been very successful; a good negotiator; he has built a lot of things; and, he's also not a politician.

    And, he says he'll fix it. And, I believe him because he is too much of an egotist to be proven wrong or looked at and called a liar.

    I don't care if the guy has bad hair.

    You are welcome to pass this on, or not.

    Thought for the Day "No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive!"

    P.S. No Borders, No Language, No Culture = No Country.

    Dean    Posted 09-20-2017 at 12:05:32 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • 100% agreement.

    The establishment has f***ed up the country!

    The Republicans will not fix it.

    The democrats will make it worse.

    Trump has said that he will fix it and is trying to do so despite obstacles everywhere by both parties.

    I do not care about his hair, his language or (especially) how he is perceived by the media.

    I want the damn country fixed. I do not care how it is done or what the media says.

    This is why I voted for Trump and this is why I will do so again.


    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 09-20-2017 at 13:02:10 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Amen, Dean! The Democrats, the Republican elites and the mainstream media just do not get the resentment in this country towards all of them for what they have done to our great country.

    Larry (TX)    Posted 09-20-2017 at 14:25:17 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Very well said Dean, so make that two AMEN's; (I'm willing to bet there's many more among us)!!

    poderac    Posted 09-20-2017 at 14:59:35 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This is one more in agreement.

    steveVa    Posted 09-20-2017 at 15:45:21 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • One more agreement here. Its the "BLOB"!!!!!
    I have been reading more and more about the DC Blob. It is a real thing. This massive ball of slimy finances all tied to government spending and feeding on itself. The Blob is also part of the swamp that needs to be drained.

    Or actually the Swamp is part of the Blob.

    There is this entire perpetually self-renewing class of support staff for the political elites. They are life in the fast lane if ever there was one. Cronyism is another name for a bunch of them. Husbands, wives, brothers in law, old college buddies. All hired as assistants or consultants and highly paid with government funds.
    You can even go to school in DC and they guarantee you access to the political Blob.
    Amazing stuff.
    98% of these people could disappear and we would only notice they were gone by the surplus of funds not being spent on blood sucking middle men and the huge bureaucracy.

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