Before every historic moment of Human Greatness, first there comes a "Hells No" moment. A Hero stands up and says, "ENOUGH!" drawing a line in the sand.
When Battle of the Bulge hero, General McAuliffe, responded to a Nazi surrender demand with one word, "Nuts!" that was a line in the sand.
When Martin Luther nailed his 95 Theses to the Church door in Wittenberg, German and told the Diet of Worms, "Here I stand. I can do no other," that was a line in the sand.
When William Tyndale stood lashed to the stake at which he would be burned for translating the Bible into English, he said, "Lord, open the King of England's eyes." That was a line in the sand.
When Jean Luc Picard said, "We've made too many compromises already. Too many retreats...They assimilate entire worlds and we fall back. Not again. The line must be drawn here. This far! No farther!" that was a line in the sci-fi sand.
When Captain John Paul Jones shouted, "I have not yet begun to fight!" that was a line in the sand. (And don't you dare cancel my culture by calling his quote "apocryphal"!)
And last night when President Trump said, "This country...belongs to you, the American people. This is your home. This nation is your heritage. And our magnificent American Liberty is your God Given Right. The people of this land will not be ruled and talked down to by corrupt politicians, petty tyrants, left-wing bullies or socialist bureaucrats in a place called Washington, D. C. It's not gonna happen"...that was a magnificent line in the sand.
It's So Good to be Home
If you summarized a MAGA/Save America rally in one word, what would it be?
Patriotism? Safety? America?
It's all of those things but for me, yesterday's rally in Wellington, Ohio felt like home.
It was warm. It was happy. It was safe. It was comforting. It was nurturing. It was loving. It was inspiring!
Best of all, Papa Trump was there...that big ol' 6′ 3″ bundle of strong, resolved, sensible patriotism. It was like that wonderful moment when your father's returns home from a long business trip and everything is suddenly right in your world again.
President Trump came home. Oh, not to DC where he should be, but who needs that ol' corrupt Hellhole anyways!?!
No, he came home to We the People where he belongs. He came home to his American family where he's understood, liked and loved for being the best President any of us have ever had and for being our only real President now. Who else wept when he stepped out on stage to the strains of, "For I'm proud to be an American, for at least I know I'm free"? I can't be the only one!
President Trump's words fell like rain on the parched desert, reviving my patriotism and wounded spirits, which have been kicked around a little lately, but nothing compared to what he's undergone.
With Biden and Harris creeping around in the underbrush, slapping ridiculous labels on everyone who actually (oh, the horror!) believes the Self-Evident Truth that President Trump won and won bigly, it was great to see 25,000+ patriots happily, openly and bravely supporting their True President while another 3+ million patriots worldwide watched on YouTube. (And not a face mask nor hula-hoop-on-the-grass to be seen! LOL)
He even made an oblique reference to Q! Did you catch it?
Damn! It felt great for the MAGA family to be together once again! Perhaps we should start calling them "Family Reunions" instead of rallies!
What the Left Wingers Said
If you have high blood pressure, fair warning: This section will really getcha going. With sky high blood pressure like mine, I shouldn't be reading it either. (Huh!?) But the Democrats made such a$$es of themselves online yesterday, it's hysterical!
Take for example these beauties on Twitter that couldn't get ten Likes if their lives depended on it.
Wow! That tweet using the word "DUMB" was racism-on-a-stick! Joe "Then You Ain't Black" Biden would be so proud.
In the spirit of "If you can't say anything nice, don't say anything at all," you have to admire the Left's sticktoitiveness...and I'm really grasping at straws here.
They're outnumbered, out-liked, ignored and willfully blind but they just keep on a-truckin'. The little leftards who could. (Meanwhile, they didn't say one word about the lack of masks at NYC's parade yesterday. I guess the C-19 Delta Variant avoids rainbows and goes straight for the red, white and blue! Uh-huh.)
With the MAGA spirit of joy, love and patriotism practically bursting through your TV or computer screen, these yahoos inexplicably need MAGA to be about racism and overthrowing the government. Give me patience! 1, 2, 3... Don't they remind you of the final scene in The Last Battle where a group of dwarves makes it to Paradise yet insists on remaining blind to the loveliness around them?
It's like President Trump said truthfully: "Remember, I'm not the one trying to undermine American democracy. I'm the one that's trying to save American democracy. True."
And speaking of loveliness, check out my favorite photo from yesterday's rally!
Yep, I can see why AOC won't debate MTG. She's gorgeous, brilliant, strong...and her supporters really don't fit The Narrative. Look at those smiles!
You Can't Improve on Perfection
It doesn't happen often, but some speeches are so eloquent, anything I might write would simply detract. That's true of Nigel Farage's speeches and it's true of the Grand Finale of President Trump's speech last night.
Now, if you've watched any (or every!) MAGA rally since 2016, you almost have the standard Grand Finale of Trump's speeches memorized. He ad libs, of course, especially when his teleprompters are "flying proudly in the wind" as they were in Ohio last night, but his Grand Finale is more-or-less always the same and I always considered it perfection...just like his indescribably beautiful and perfect 2020 State of the Union Address. (Secret dream: When I grow up, I wanna be a speech writer for President Trump!)
But last night, President Trump switched it up. He did the unthinkable. He improved on his already flawless Grand Finale:
Next year, the Republican Red Wave is going to begin right here with a Republican Congress....
We will stand up to China. Make them pay trillions in reparations and ensure that America, not China, dominates the future.
We will defend American sovereignty. We will secure America's borders and we will end illegal immigration...Reject Left Wing Cancel Culture. And we will restore the right to Free Speech in America.
We will protect innocent life.
We will defend our Constitution.
And we will proudly uphold [the] Judeo-Christian values and principles of our nation's founders.
We will care for our veterans.
Continue to strengthen our military.
And give our police officers, Border Patrol, ICE and law enforcement of all kinds 100% support. There will be no defunding.
We will restore patriotic education to our schools and we will teach our children to love our country, honor our history and always respect our great American flag.
No matter how powerful the sinister forces we are up against may seem...we must never forget this country does not belong to them. It belongs to you, the American people.
This is your home.
This nation is your heritage.
And our magnificent American Liberty is your GOD-GIVEN RIGHT.
The people of this land will not be ruled and talked down to by corrupt politicians, petty tyrants, left-wing bullies or socialist bureaucrats in a place called Washington D.C. It's not gonna happen.
Our ancestors are the people that crossed an ocean for the right to live and pray and speak as they saw fit. Who risked everything. They risked everything. Think of it...they are the people who risked their lives to boldly declare their independence and then defeated the most powerful military on Earth to win their Freedom. Brave, incredible, brilliant people.
And our ancestors are the people who tamed the great wilderness, settled a vast continent, laid down the railroads, raised up the skyscrapers and poured out their blood, sweat and tears to build this country into the greatest nation in the history of the World and WE'RE NOT GOING TO LET IT GO.
We will respect our heroes like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and Thomas Jefferson. They will not be taken from us.
America is still the nation that conquered the Wild West. That vanquished the murderous dictators. That ended the evil empires....
There is no mountain we cannot climb.
There is no summit we cannot reach.
There is nothing that we cannot do.
There is absolutely nothing that we cannot match...
We will not bend. We will not break. We will not yield. We will never give in. We will never give up. We will never back down. We will never, ever surrender.
My Fellow Americans, our movement is far from over. In fact, our fight has only just begun.
We are one movement. One people. One family. And one glorious nation under God.
So with American pride swelling in our hearts and American courage stirring in our souls, I say these words to us tonight:
We will make America POWERFUL again.
We will make America WEALTHY again.
We will make America STRONG again.
We will make America PROUD again.
We will make America SAFE again.
AND WE WILL MAKE GREAT AGAIN.
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