by William Teach | July 7, 2017 6:59 am
Mr. Trump apparently said something pretty darned controversial while speaking in Poland Thursday. He talked about “our values” and “Western values”. This has led many on the left to have conniption fits, including the Editorial Board of the Washington Post
“DO WE have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost?” President Trump asked during his speech in Warsaw on Thursday. That’s an important question, and so is this: Which values is he summoning us to defend?
There were encouraging elements in his address suggesting that he was referring to the universal values that America celebrated earlier this week, on the anniversary of its declaration of independence.
Would that be the Independence Day celebration, which saw liberals out in the streets with their same old complaints about wanting more and more Big Government controlling more and more of their lives?
Yet elements of his address left doubt as to whether Mr. Trump views such values as truly universal. “The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive,” he said. If by “the West” he means anyone embracing the values of human rights, freedom and the dignity of every individual, he may be right. But those are hardly the property of the United States and Europe. They are treasured by the ailing Liu Xiaobo in China, by bloggers fighting for freedom in Ugandaand by legislators fighting off the Maduro regime’s thugs in Venezuela. They belong to people of all colors, all sexual orientations and all — or no — religion. When Mr. Trump urges “us all to fight like the Poles, for family, for freedom, for country and for God,” does “all” truly mean “all”?
Had it been Mr. Obama making the statement (which he never did, but, he did bash the United States multiple times while overseas), the WPEB would be squeeing like a schoolgirl seeing New Direction live in concert.
Perhaps what gives the most doubt is that he celebrated “the right to free speech and free expression” without mentioning that the government welcoming him has worked worryingly to narrow those freedoms (WT – pretty weak sauce in that article), along with the independence of its judiciary — and without mentioning that, at home, Mr. Trump himself has been far from a tribune of the free press. “Above all,” he said, “we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom.” Many people will cheer those words — and will watch to see how his administration lives up to them in its interactions with Saudi Arabia and China, Russia and Egypt, and at home.
Well, at least he’s talking about them. Mr. Obama yammered on about embracing the values of 3rd world nations, which love things like Sharia law, killing the infidel, honor killings, slavery, systemic rape gangs, women as 2nd class citizens, and so much more.
Has Mr. Trump stopped the free press? Has he spied on them, blackballed them, sicced the FBI on them. Not too mention spying on lawmakers (including ones in his own party) and candidates for office.
Then we have wackos like Peter Beinart
The Racial and Religious Paranoia of Trump’s Warsaw Speech
No need to get beyond the headline, you can guess where this bit of typical Leftist race mongering (by a White elitist with all the correct schools and connections) and anti-Christian sentiment goes.
Vox had their own requisite freakout, as did the New York Magazine and Raw Story. It’s going to be a long four years for the moonbats.
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