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Laurence Jarvik

Posted on February 7, 2019 11:01

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President Trump's recent State of the Union address demonstrated his uncanny ability to conduct members of Congress like a well-tuned orchestra to deliver a message of unity and hope for the future, on behalf of his crusade for American civilization's motto: "E Pluribus Unum."

Were President Trump not a master showman, his recent State of the Union address could have been an ugly and contentious television debacle.

Female Democratic legislators arrived wearing white costumes to protest. Congressional Black Caucus members sported Kente cloth. Minnesota Congresswoman Ilhan Omar's blue headscarf glowed. 

The stage was set for a pageant of virtue-signaling Social Justice Warriors painting President Trump as a hateful bigot.

He turned that narrative on its head in a masterful speech on a riveting television special, of the kind that has almost vanished from American broadcasting.

Part variety-show, part telethon, part game-show, part concert, President Trump made the State of the Union great again.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi appeared like Cher to Sonny, Lucy to Ricky, or Edith to Archie Bunker. He reduced her to shuffling papers, playing with dentures, or clapping with a sickly smile.

He played her claque of white-clad votaries like a violin, getting them to stand, cheer, chant "USA," and to applaud as he praised women in the workplace and in Congress...before condemning late-term abortion and infanticide.

Almost no one seemed to notice two buzzwords practically banned on college campuses today that established his theme at the outset: a "crusade" for American "civilization."

"In June, we mark 75 years since the start of what General Dwight D. Eisenhower called the “Great Crusade” — the Allied liberation of Europe in World War II. On D-Day, June 6th, 1944, 15,000 young American men jumped from the sky, and 60,000 more stormed in from the sea, to save our civilization from tyranny."

Everything after that in the speech illustrated America's motto "E Pluribus Unum" (Out of Many, One) perfectly...especially his guests.

Buzz Aldrin reminded Americans that we had gone to the moon, beating the Communists. 

Private First Class Joseph Reilly, Staff Sergeant Irving Locker, and Sergeant Herman Zeitchik reminded us that we defeated Fascism during WWII. 

Alice Johnson reminded us that America is a country of redemption and second chances, Matthew Charles showed that passing bipartisan legislation is possible.

Debra Bissell's family showed how American civilization was threatened by illegal immigration.

Elvin Hernandez demonstrated the heroism of defending American civilization.

Grace Eline represented America's crusade against disease.

Timothy Matson stood for America's crusade for religious freedom, literally risking his life to defend the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

Judah Samet survived both Pittsburgh's massacre and the Holocaust. When the President conducted a round of "Happy Birthday," it manifested American unity in the face of hateful bigotry...especially when he again paid tribute to Herman Zeitchik for liberating Dachau.

As President Trump concluded:"Everything that has come since — our triumph over communism, our giant leaps of science and discovery, our unrivaled progress towards equality and justice — all of it is possible thanks to the blood and tears and courage and vision of the Americans who came before...We must choose whether we are defined by our differences or whether we dare to transcend them."

Laurence Jarvik

Posted on February 7, 2019 11:01

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Nancy Pelosi and Donald Trump squared off over the State of the Union address.             

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