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Trump's Mount Rushmore address may have been his most important yet

By Newt Gingrich | Gingrich360.com

President Donald Trump’s speech at Mount Rushmore may be the most important and historic speech of his career. If he continues to echo and reinforce the message of this profound speech, he will become as essential to the preservation of freedom in America for the 21st century as President Abraham Lincoln was in the 19th century and President Ronald Reagan was in the 20th century.

Not since Reagan has a president laid out the core values that make America free – and stood defiantly in defense of those values despite the ridicule and hostility of the elites, news media, academics and his political opponents.

President Reagan was focused on defending freedom from foreign threats – the Soviet Union and international communism. Reagan had a conversation in the late1940s over drinks with a Screen Actors Guild member who proclaimed himself a Stalinist. The actor said if the Stalinists won, Reagan would be imprisoned or shot. After this experience, the future president decided the Communist threat was real. He dedicated his life to defending freedom and defeating communism. Some four decades later, the Soviet Union disappeared. Over the course of this battle, Reagan’s speeches came back to the theme of freedom again and again.      [...more]

A One-Hundred Percent American

By R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr | spectator.org

Many Americans, after they have been in Washington, D.C., for a few years, become less fervent about their beliefs. Donald Trump has become more fervent about the things he believes. After this past weekend and Donald’s solemnly expressed indignation about the shredding of our shared values and beliefs he is being excoriated by the media — the Los Angeles Times, the New York Times, the Washington Post — for being divisive, racist, and provocative.

For some reason Americans both on the left and the right have taken a pass on defending American values and beliefs. Donald Trump is not taking a pass. He is indignant. If he has to stand alone he will stand alone for American values. He did not come to Washington to get along with the Establishment. He came to defend our values and to use the American system of capitalism and democratic values to assure our prosperity. He is doing just that. Did you note this past week’s economic news? Or how about the good economic news of the month before? My guess is that Donald will not be standing alone this election day. That is my prophecy. He will have the American people with him, and Official Washington will again be without a clue.      [...more]