President Trump Highlights The People, Not The 'Ideas' That Built America In 4th Of July Message

Chris Menahan
Jul. 04, 2018

President Trump's Independence Day message highlighted America as a nation built by a unique people as opposed to vague "ideas."

"It was 242 years ago today in Philadelphia that 56 brave representatives of the American people adopted our Declaration of Independence," President Trump said in a video shared July 4th on Twitter. "They announced to the world that America would be free and America would be independent. They pledged their lives, their fortunes and their sacred honor. In so doing they forever changed the course of human history."

Trump continued: "General George Washington and his army of brave patriots fought a long tough war with the British to win America's freedom. Win they did. From Bunker Hill to Saratoga to Yorktown, American soldiers fought and died to secure our independence and to make a sovereign nation."

"Today as we celebrate the Fourth of July with friends and family, let us never forget that our freedom has been earned through the blood and sweat and sacrifice of American heroes and these were great American heroes and let us share the grateful heart of our nation with every veteran and member of the United States Armed Forces. Truly special people. We are in awe of their courage and we are eternally in their debt. Together we honor their noble sacrifice by pledging our love and loyalty to our country, our flag and our fellow citizens. "

Note, not once did he mention "ideas."

Contrast his statements with Obama's 4th of July message from 2014 which said America was founded by egalitarian liberals from all over the place who were united by a "belief."

Partial transcript:
It was 238 years ago that our Founders came together in Philadelphia to launch our American experiment. There were farmers and businessmen, doctors and lawyers, ministers and a kite-flying scientist.

Those early patriots may have come from different backgrounds and different walks of life, but they were united by a belief in a simple truth: that we are all created equal, that we are all endowed by our Creator with certain inalienable rights, that among these rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.

Over the years, that belief has sustained us through war and Depression, peace and prosperity. It's helped us build the strongest democracy, the greatest middle class, and the most powerful military the world has ever known. And today, there isn't a nation on Earth that wouldn't gladly trade places with the United States of America.

But our success is only possible because we have never treated those self-evident truths as self-executing. Generations of Americans have marched, organized, petitioned, fought, and even died to extend those rights to others, to widen the circle of opportunity for others, and to perfect this Union we love so much.
The contrast is striking.

Thank God we have a president who honors the people who built this nation through their "blood and sweat and sacrifice" rather than writes them out of history and replaces them with leftist "ideas."

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