Skip to main content

Trump's First Congressional Speech

Last night Trump showed the charisma and stage presence of a veteran politician. In his first address before a joint session of congress, Trump struck a optimistic note with his bold vision of America's future. 

Trump highlighted his accomplishments in the first month in office including his job initiatives and the beginning  of the border wall project. He also mentioned his supreme out nominee Neil Gorsuch. He acknowledged the mess America is in but he balanced that with optimism

Trump also emphasized how his administration was placing the American people first. In my favorite line of the speech he said:

"My job is not to represent the world. My job is to represent the United States of America"

This simple statement has been foreign to America's leaders for decades, yet it sums up why Trump won the election. 

The speech also included a moving tribute to Carryn Owens, widow of a recently killed Navy SEAL. This was fitting tribute to William Owens  who faithfully served his country and gave his life in a recent raid in Yemen. Trump expressed heartfelt thanks for her husband's  service and the widow received a long standing ovation. 

Overall the speech was excellent and very presidential. His clear eyed optimism was inspiring and bodes well for the future.  

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Partial Guide to Alt-Right Websites

Its an interesting time to be an American, especially if you are interested in politics and socioeconomics. The Internet has enabled many other-wise marginalized voices to be heard, and communities to sprout up around shared beliefs and goals.

One of the largest and fastest growing of these segments is the loose collection of websites known collectively as the "alt-right." While differing in many respects and exhibiting a tremendous degree of variety in their approach and tactics, the alt-right is largely unified around a respect for tradition and masculinity and is committed to largely libertarian ideals.  

There is much written that I do not endorse on these sites, but I do endorse a large portion of it and feel that Reality Hammer belongs in the same general political spectrum. Disagreements among intelligent men are nothing new, and are a very healthy thing, so long as these disagreements are carried on by rational adults who use the tools of logic to debate and disagre…

A Response to the Refugee Crisis

Trump recently issued an executive order temporarily barring individuals from seven countries from coming to the United States. From the panic and outrage emanating from the left, you would think he was dropping thousands of bombs on most of these countries. Oh wait that was Obama and Bush.

 The response from left has been the predictable outrage. However, the response from Christian left has been disturbing. By now, if you have been on Facebook, you have probably been inundated with posts and articles claiming you are not being Christian if we do not accept refugees.

Here are few common threads of these posts.

1. Theyare citing some verses from the Old Testament about welcoming the foreigner. 

Note these are usually the first to shriek about the dangers of theocracy in America. To watch their brains melt, ask them if they are also planning on stoning adulterers as well. The Bible isn't a buffet where you get to pick different verses you like. Instead, it is a series of dispensati…

Bernie Sander's Three Pillars: Democratic Socialism, Fascism, and Communism.

America is currently in the midst of one of the most partisan and vicious elections since Andrew Jackson's election campaign in the early 1800s. We aren't even to the general elections yet and already the rhetoric and tone of the primaries in both major parties has been vicious and full of mudslinging.

On the Republican side, Donald Trump has captured the Republican nomination in all but name, as every one of his sixteen opponents has been ground under the wheels of "The Donald's" rhetorically driven campaign. I personally have a considerable amount of distrust towards Mr. Trump, not so much towards what he says, as I find myself in considerable agreement with much of it, but because of his record of flip-flops and dishonesty.

However, Donald Trump has tapped into a great deal of the current frustration and anger that many in America feel today towards the political process and the establishment. If he is able to ride this wave into the Oval office, the American …