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Trump’s Words At The UN… Show Why His Frantic Media And Dem Foes Are So Worried

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While the Democratic Party and its dominant-media allies launched yet another furious attack over nothing substantial against Donald Trump, this time concerning Ukraine, the president’s remarks at the United Nations in late September demonstrated why the left wing fears him so much. He not only rejects their crippling agenda. He resolutely fights against it.
Trump doesn’t do so with the goal of spreading some kind of racist, fascist oppression, as his foes maniacally allege, but in hopes that other nations around the world can flourish by adopting or enhancing traditional U.S.-style ideals of freedom and faith.
Not only did Trump include individual dignity and preborn babies in his 37-minute speech before the General Assembly on September 24, but he also spoke up for religious liberty the previous day at the UN, noting with shock that he’d learned he would be only the first U.S. president to host such a meeting at the world body.
When left-wing Democrats and their captive media howl in rage against the president, what frightens them most is the potential that he could undo the frightening dictatorship of depravity they gradually have been building to bring about the end of the historic United States and its — admittedly imperfect — moral structure.
The religious-liberty meeting he led was “long overdue….That’s very sad, in many ways,” Trump told his audience on September 23.
Pointing out that one of the U.S.’s founding principles is that rights come from God, not the government, Trump added, according to the White House text: “Regrettably, the religious freedom enjoyed by American citizens is rare in the world. Approximately 80 percent of the world’s population live in countries where religious liberty is threatened, restricted, or even banned.
“And when I heard that number, I said, ‘Please go back and check it because it can’t possibly be correct.’ And, sadly, it was. Eighty percent,” the president said. “…Today, with one clear voice, the United States of America calls upon the nations of the world to end religious persecution.”
Trump upset the media applecart again, with the Time magazine website on September 24 picking up an Associated Press story that began:
“President Donald Trump made his political priorities clear Monday within an hour of arriving at the United Nations for a three-day visit: He breezed by a major climate-change summit to focus instead on religious persecution, an issue that resonates with his evangelical supporters.”
The AP continued, “The climate summit, a centerpiece of this year’s UN schedule, was not on Trump’s agenda at all. But he stopped in to observe for about 15 minutes before heading to what he saw as the main event, a meeting on protecting religious freedom.”
Lest readers think Trump hates the environment, the news service added that he told reporters: “I’m a big believer in clean air and clean water, and all countries should get together and do that, and they should do it for themselves. Very, very important.”
The White House transcript continued that Trump told the September 23 meeting “protecting religious freedom is one of my highest priorities and always has been.”
The president said recent violent attacks against different groups of religious believers are “a wound on all humanity. We must all work together to protect communities of every faith. We’re also urging every nation to increase the prosecution and punishment of crimes against religious communities. There can be no greater crime than that.”
The following day, a soft-spoken Trump threw down a remarkable challenge at the General Assembly. He rejected globalism while urging other countries to be the best they can be.
“Looking around and all over this large, magnificent planet, the truth is plain to see: If you want freedom, take pride in your country,” he said according to the White House transcript. “If you want democracy, hold on to your sovereignty. And if you want peace, love your nation. Wise leaders always put the good of their own people and their own country first.
“The future does not belong to globalists. The future belongs to patriots,” Trump said. “The future belongs to sovereign and independent nations who protect their citizens, respect their neighbors, and honor the differences that make each country special and unique.”
Reflecting his belief in avoiding international conflicts instead of being bellicose, Trump noted adversaries including Iran and North Korea but said, “Many of America’s closest friends today were once our gravest foes. The United States has never believed in permanent enemies. We want partners, not adversaries.”
Rather than accept the elite’s line that massive illegal immigration is opposed only by bigots, the president pointed out serious problems but held out hope that reform is attainable.
In the Western hemisphere, he said, “we are joining with our partners to ensure stability and opportunity all across the region. In that mission, one of our most critical challenges is illegal immigration, which undermines prosperity, rips apart societies, and empowers ruthless criminal cartels.
“Mass illegal migration is unfair, unsafe, and unsustainable for everyone involved: the sending countries and the depleted countries. And they become depleted very fast, but their youth is not taken care of and human capital goes to waste,” he said.
Once again pointing out that border rapists are a widespread threat to women instead of a racist fantasy, as lying media prefer to claim, Trump said that “the migrants themselves are exploited, assaulted, and abused by vicious coyotes. Nearly one-third of women who make the journey north to our border are sexually assaulted along the way.
“Yet, here in the United States and around the world,” he said, “there is a growing cottage industry of radical activists and non-governmental organizations that promote human smuggling. These groups encourage illegal migration and demand erasure of national borders.”
The president is on record welcoming legal immigration. But he noted the serious problem if the native lands are simply depleted of their young people looking to live elsewhere.
“Throughout the hemisphere,” Trump said, “there are millions of hardworking, patriotic young people eager to build, innovate, and achieve. But these nations cannot reach their potential if a generation of youth abandon their homes in search of a life elsewhere. We want every nation in our region to flourish and its people to thrive in freedom and peace.”
Forthrightly disputing elitists’ dreams of socialist glories, he named the people of Venezuela and Cuba as being among victims of “brutal oppression.”
“One of the most serious challenges our countries face is the specter of socialism. It’s the wrecker of nations and destroyer of societies,” Trump said. “Events in Venezuela remind us all that socialism and Communism are not about justice, they are not about equality, they are not about lifting up the poor, and they are certainly not about the good of the nation.”
The president also tackled the topic of powerful social media hampering public discourse.
“A small number of social-media platforms are acquiring immense power over what we can see and over what we are allowed to say,” he said. “A permanent political class is openly disdainful, dismissive, and defiant of the will of the people. A faceless bureaucracy operates in secret and weakens democratic rule. Media and academic institutions push flat-out assaults on our histories, traditions, and values.”
Trump rebuked international pro-abortionists, too: “Americans will also never tire of defending innocent life. We are aware that many United Nations projects have attempted to assert a global right to taxpayer-funded abortion on demand, right up until the moment of delivery. Global bureaucrats have absolutely no business attacking the sovereignty of nations that wish to protect innocent life.”
He addressed leaders of other countries with a stirring challenge: “Lift up your nations. Cherish your culture. Honor your histories. Treasure your citizens. Make your countries strong, and prosperous, and righteous. Honor the dignity of your people, and nothing will be outside of your reach.”

Trump’s Tenacity

That’s so far from the depressing doom-and-gloom agenda of left-wing Democrats’ depravity that one sees why they were eager to try to divert attention to yet another impeachment hoax against Trump — this time involving Ukraine.
Political upstarts have a way of getting smacked down, but Trump has shown tenacity against powerful opposition.
Before there was Manhattanite Trump, there was Arizona’s folksy Evan Mecham (pronounced MEE-kum), a conservative Republican outsider and automobile dealer elected governor of the Grand Canyon State in a three-way race in 1986.
Even before Mecham made this race, he was despised by the Arizona establishment. Like Trump on the national scene, Mecham had foes who schemed to remove him from office as soon as possible, by whatever means. Unlike Trump, the feisty Mecham had less endurance.
Subjected to the three-pronged attack of a recall, a criminal indictment, and an impeachment, the hapless Mecham was gone after little more than a year due to the impeachment conviction. The subsequent criminal trial acquitted him.
Memories of that time rippled back into the news recently when one of the now-dead Mecham’s chief opponents trying to recall him, Ed Buck, 65, who later moved to California, was arrested for running a drug house in West Hollywood.
The wealthy Buck, a prominent financial donor to Democrats, was shown in a Los Angeles County sheriff’s van on the September 17 television news, huddled down to try to avoid cameras.
KTLA-TV reported that Buck was “charged with operating a drug house and providing methamphetamine to a 37-year-old man who suffered an overdose at Buck’s West Hollywood apartment last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office said…
“This most recent incident marks the third known time a man suffered a methamphetamine overdose at Buck’s…apartment. The previous two victims did not survive,” the California TV station added.
The London-based Guardian posted on September 20 that Buck, “accused of preying on gay black men and forcibly injecting them with fatal doses of drugs, had at least 10 victims, (and) would drug them while they were unconscious and was known locally as ‘Dr. Kevorkian,’ according to new court records.
“. . . On Thursday, federal prosecutors charged him with administering methamphetamine to a victim who died, and released new details about how he targeted men struggling with homelessness and addiction,” The Guardian said.
Fox News reported on September 25 that Buck “would face a minimum of 20 years in prison if convicted.”
Buck, known as an activist for animal rights and LGBTQ, is a Caucasian homosexual. As he fought against Mecham in the 1980s, he was the toast of the Arizona establishment including its most powerful media.

Real Money, Real Soon

Although the Mecham conflict was epic for Arizona, the state’s politics continues to be roiled. New GOP U.S. Sen. Martha McSally sometimes has been accused of being low-energy after she lost the 2018 race for retiring Sen. Jeff Flake’s seat to leftist Democrat Kyrsten Sinema.
Undaunted by McSally’s loss, GOP Gov. Doug Ducey turned right around and appointed her to the other Grand Canyon Senate seat that opened up in 2018 with the death of Sen. John McCain. Because McSally is only filling out the two-year remainder of McCain’s term, she or a primary-election challenger will face a Democrat in November 2020.
An energetic young businessman, Daniel McCarthy, is running against McSally in next year’s GOP primary.
McCarthy told The Wanderer that because Democrats won both the U.S. House seat that McSally previously occupied as well as Flake’s Senate seat that she chose to run for instead, she is “so much a Republican straw man.”
Pledging that if he wins, he’ll stand on the Senate floor as long as he can to reduce the size of government, McCarthy told the September 23 weekly meeting of the Arizona Project Tea Party in Phoenix that he offers “reliability, integrity, responsibility.”
After he departed for another campaign event the same evening, a few audience members suggested that if he wins his way to Washington, the old hands there will take some of the shine off McCarthy’s idealism.
In addition, former Maricopa County GOP chairman Rob Haney told The Wanderer: “I am not jumping on this quixotic horse due to his seeking such a high office with no political experience or knowledge. The best example of this is his strong endorsement of Trump and his agenda while yet opposing Trump’s endorsed candidate, McSally.
“This reinforces my concern about his general lack of gravitas required of a U.S. senator,” Haney said.
A political operative who asked not to be identified because of his associations told The Wanderer:
“McCarthy can be a real problem for McSally if he invests the kind of money he needs and plays into voter dissatisfaction with her. As his numbers improve, Republicans who are backing McSally only because they’re desperate to save the seat will feel more comfortable with the idea of McCarthy as the nominee. But he needs real money, real soon.”
A spokesman for the Arizona Republican Party was unavailable to comment on the race.

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