Unified Patriots by Vassarbushmills
On Friday, January 17, 2017 Donald Trump strode to the microphone, looking out over a sea of citizens who had dreamed of this day, some for thirty years, and spoke directly at them.
Behind President Trump sat the elites of Washington, the most powerful array of political strength in the world. In the sixteen minutes President Trump, he only mentioned them once, when he told the millions who watch and listened, that their day was over. And that once again, after a generation at least, we are back in charge of our country and own destinies.
For succinctness and sincerity, it will go down as one of the greatest, and most memorable, speeches ever made. If you don’t believe me, listen to it again today. And then tomorrow. And next week. With each rehearing the pride and relief…Thank God, at last…will well up deep inside your soul…as you often have when hearing the Star Spangled Banner sung or the Battle Hymn of the Republic.
Peggy Noonan, no fan of Donald trump, was brought to her knees by the speech’s power, a “Declaration of Independence“.
Bill Kristol and George Will were not, Kristol implying he never thought he’d live to hear an American president say “America First” and Will, “a most dreadful inaugural address.”.
But Trump’s speech was not only a victory speech, but also an apology to the American people.
And it does have a precedent.
You may recall, in the film “Patton” with George C Scott in the title role, Gen Patton had a meeting with one of his commanders, Maj Gen Lucien Truscott, (played by veteran actor John Doucette), commander of the 3rd Infantry Division, in Sicily. In a race to beat British general Montgomery to Messina, just to be first, Patton chose to run his group up the coast road and ordered Truscott to attack up the mountainous center of Sicily where territory was gained yards at a time, not miles[…]