Donald Trump has often been compared to Ronald Reagan in his stirring patriotic rejection of the political status quo, but he never sounded as much like The Gipper as he did in Warsaw this week. In a fantastic speech in Poland’s Krasinski Square on Thursday, President Trump vowed to stand behind American principles and destroy the “dire threats” facing Western civilization for as long as he inhabited the White House.
“Just as Poland cannot be broken, I declare today for the world to hear that the West will never, ever be broken,” Trump said. “Our values will prevail, our people will thrive and our civilization will triumph.”
Trump used the occasion, only a couple of days after the 4th of July, to expound upon the greatness of Western civilization and the gifts that had come from its mighty dominance.
“We write symphonies, we pursue innovation,” he said. “We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. We debate everything, we challenge everything, we seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves.”
In the speech, Trump reminded his listeners that they could keep their democratic liberties only if they rose to the challenge of defending them.
“My administration has demanded that all members of NATO finally meet their full and fair financial obligation — as a result of insistence, billions of dollars have begun to poor into NATO,” Trump said. “In fact, people are shocked. There are dire threats to our security and to our way of life — you see what’s happening out there — they are threats. We will confront them and we will win — but they are threats.”
He said that one of those threats was chief among his priorities.
“We are fighting hard against radical Islamic terrorism and we will prevail,” Trump said, lamenting the fact that both the U.S. and Europe have experienced “one terror attack after another.”
“We are going to get it to stop,” he vowed.
He said that the West was destined to survive…as long as it had the heart to defend and cherish its values and its culture.
“Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have the desire and courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who subvert and destroy it?” Trump asked. “If we don’t have strong families and strong values, we will be weak, and we will not survive.”
If we keep electing strong leaders like Trump, there is no doubt that we will.