During the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump often talked about fixing America, economically, militarily and culturally. So far, Trump has followed through on all those promises.
On Oct. 13, Trump addressed the Values Voters Summit in Washington, where he proclaimed that he was bringing back “Judeo-Christian” values to the United States, and ending the war on Christmas, CNN reported.
While the Obama administration often appeared obsessed with improving the country’s image in the Muslim world — making outreach to Muslims a priority for NASA for example — Trump’s speech made clear where he stands on cultural conflicts within the United States.
“We are stopping cold the attacks on Judeo-Christian values,” Trump proclaimed to an audience that erupted in in cheers at that statement.
Trump also declared that the United States would be “returning moral clarity to our view of the world.”
During his speech, Trump highlighted actions that he has taken to protect religious institutions, such as the appointing of Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch, and several executive orders.
Trump also touched upon a familiar issue — saying “Merry Christmas.” We are rapidly coming close to the Christmas season, and Trump wants people to start saying “Merry Christmas” again.
“You know, we’re getting near that beautiful Christmas season that people don’t talk about anymore. They don’t use the word ‘Christmas’ because it’s not politically correct,” Trump stated.
“You go to department stores, and they’ll say, ‘Happy New Year’ and they’ll say other things. And it will be red, they’ll have it painted, but they don’t say it. Well, guess what? We’re saying ‘Merry Christmas’ again,” he said to more applause.
You can read the full transcript of his remarks here.
There certainly is a renewed belief that the United States is returning to the way things used to be now that Trump is president. The Obama administration was fixated on not offending anyone — but Trump isn’t afraid to stand for the United States.
“In America, we don’t worship government — we worship God. Inspired by that conviction, we are returning moral clarity to our view of the world and the many grave challenges we face,” Trump said.
Rather than apologizing for the way this nation is, Trump is celebrating the way we do things. We aren’t going to change decades of traditions simply because a few people don’t like the word “Christmas.”
The United States has been the greatest power the world has ever seen, and we didn’t get this way by apologizing for what we say and backing down every time someone starts crying and demanding a safe space.
The era of apologies is over. The era of celebrating America has begun.
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