The State of the Union address by President Trump Tuesday evening was, in the words of a Reagan, Bush 41, and Bush 43 speechwriter, “Epic.” I can only remember State of the Union addresses from a few other presidents. But in the state of things in Washington pertaining to THIS president — like a pending impeachment Senate removal vote — I concur: President Trump’s address was Epic.
We normally here on Saturdays present our Bullet Points presentation that contains snippets of the week’s most important events that impact our partners. Today is a bit different. On your behalf, we took the President’s Tuesday speech and tore it apart. Each bullet point today is one of the most outstanding points he made in Tuesday’s speech.
In the hustle of your life, I encourage you to do two things: ALWAYS pray for our leaders — regardless of Democrat or Republican, black or white, male or female, ones you like and ones you dislike. Regarding the President: he certainly uses previously unseen methods in communicating, he sometimes says things that seem over-the-top and come from a place of his personal anger, and he can be rude. But he’s human!
Remember this: I may not care too much for the pilot of the jet in which you find yourself. But you certainly want the pilot to be successful in the flight!
Mr. Trump was elected Constitutionally. He’s President Constitutionally. He’s OUR President. Pray for him.
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SOTU Bullet Points
♦♦ “A new chapter of America greatness is now beginning. A new national pride is sweeping across our nation. And a new surge of optimism is placing impossible dreams firmly within our grasp. What we are witnessing today is a renewal of the American spirit.”
♦♦ “In nine years, the United States will celebrate the 250th anniversary of our founding… It will be one of the great milestones in the history of the world. But what will America look like?… I will not allow the mistakes of recent decades past to define the course of our future.”
♦♦ “The rebellion started as a quiet focus spoken by families of all colors and creeds … who just wanted a fair shot for their children. For them, the quiet voices became a loud chorus as thousands of citizens now spoke out together… Finally, the chorus became an earthquake and the people turned out by tens of millions and they were all united by one very simple and crucial demand: that America must put its own citizens first. Because only then can we truly make America great again.”
♦♦ “We’re going to stop the regulations that threaten the future and livelihood of our great coal miners. We have cleared the way for the construction of the Keystone and Dakota Access Pipelines, thereby creating tens of thousands of jobs. And I’ve issued a new directive that new American pipelines be made with American steel.”
♦♦ “We will stop the drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth and we will expand treatment to those who have become so badly addicted.”
♦♦ “At the same time, my administration has answered the plea … for immigration enforcement and border security. By finally enforcing our immigration laws, we will raise wages, help the unemployed, save billions and billions of dollars, and make our communities safer for everyone.”
♦♦ “We will soon begin the construction of a great, great wall along our southern border. As we speak tonight, we are removing gang members, drug dealers and criminals that threaten our community and prey on our very innocent citizens. bad ones are going out as I speak. To any in Congress who do not believe we should enforce our laws, I would ask you … what would you say to the American family that loses their jobs … or loved ones because America refused to uphold its laws and defend its borders.”
♦♦ “I have kept my promise to appoint a Justice to the United States Supreme Court … to defend our Constitution. I am greatly honored to have Maureen Scalia with us in the gallery tonight. Her late great husband … will forever by a symbol of American justice.”
♦♦ “94 million Americans are out of the labor force … 1 in 5 people in their prime working years are not working … In the last eight years, the past administration has put on more new debt than nearly all of the other presidents combined. We’ve lost nearly 1/4 of our manufacturing job since NAFTA … Our trade deficit in goods with the world last year was nearly $800 billion and overseas we’ve inherited a series of tragic foreign policy disasters. Solving these … will require us to work past our differences of party. It will require us to tap into the American spirit that has overcome every challenge … To accomplish our goals, we must restart the engine of the American economy…”
♦♦ “I’m going to bring back millions of jobs, protecting our workers also means reforming our system of legal immigration. The current outdated system depresses wages for our poorest workers and puts great pressure on tax cuts. Nations around the world have a merit-based immigration system. IT’s a basic principle that those seeking to enter a country ought to be able to support themselves financially, yet in America, we do not enforce this rule. … Our current immigration system costs American taxpayers many billions of dollars a year. Adopting a merit-based system, … it will save countless dollars, raise workers’ wages, and help struggling families… enter the middle class and they will do it quickly and they will be very, very happy indeed.”
♦♦ “To improve jobs and wages for America, to strengthen our nation’s security, and to restore respect for our laws. If we are guided by the wellbeing of American citizens, then I believe Republicans and Democrats … can achieve an outcome that has eluded our country for decades.”
♦♦ “Dwight D. Eisenhower initiated the last truly great national infrastructure program. The time has come for a new program of national rebuilding. America has spent approximately six trillion dollars in the Middle East, all the while our infrastructure at home is crumbling…”
♦♦ “I will be asking Congress to approve legislation that produces a $1 trillion investment in infrastructure in the United States… This effort will be guided by two core principles: buy American and hire Americans.”
♦♦ “Tonight I am also calling on this Congress to repeal and replace Obamacare… Mandating every American to buy government-approved health insurance was never the right solution for our country. The way to make health insurance available to everyone is to lower the cost … and that is what we are going to do.”
♦♦ “Remember when you were told that you could keep your doctor and keep your plan. We now know that all of those promises have been totally broken. Obamacare is failing and we must act decisively to protect all Americans.”
♦♦ “We will respect historic institutions, but we will respect the foreign rights of all nations, and they have to respect our rights as a nation also… America respects the rights of all nations to chart their own path. My job is not to represent the world, my job is to represent the United States of America.”
♦♦ “We want harmony and stability, not war and conflict. America is friends today with former enemies. … This history should give us all faith in the possibilities for a better world. Hopefully, the 250th year for America will see a world that is more peaceful, more just, and freer.”
♦♦ “Think of the marvels we could achieve if we set free the dreams of our people… American footprints on distant worlds are not too big a dream. Millions lifted from welfare to work is not too much to expect. And streets where mothers are safe from fear … and jobs where Americans prosper and grow are not too much to ask. When we have all of this we will have made America greater than ever before… We can only get their together, we are one people with one destiny. We all bleed the same blood. We all salute the same great American flag. And we all are made by the same God.”
♦♦ “The time for small thinking is over. The time for trivial fights is behind us. We just need the courage to share the dreams that fill our hearts … and the confidence to turn those hopes and those dreams into action. From now on America will be empowered by our aspirations, not burdened by our fears. Inspired by the future, not bound by failures of the past, and guided by a vision, not blinded by our doubts. I am asking all citizens to embrace this renewal of the American spirit. I am asking all members of Congress to join me in dreaming big and bold… I’m asking everyone watching … to seize this moment, believe in yourselves, believe in your future, and believe once more in America.”
God bless President Trump. And God bless the United States of America.