Billionaire Businessman is a Stark Patriot?
By: Josiah Akhtab
On September 19, President Trump delivered a powerful speech at the United Nations prioritizing protection of sovereignty, preservation of security and promotion of prosperity.
President Trump delivered a speech that not only shocked a few countries, but stirred up controversy around the world.
Trump didn’t pull any punches in signaling out specific countries run by suspect and destructive regimes, he issued warnings to North Korea, Venezuela, Saudi Arabia and others.
Trump began his speech by emphasizing the preservation of the nations, their independent strength and the interest of the nation’s people.
“As President of the United States, I will always put America first.” Trump stated vehemently from the beginning, letting everyone know where he stands.
Trump also emphasizes the strength of each nation as states of their own, “the nation-state remains the best vehicle for elevating the human condition.”, making it a consistently stated point and argument for former President Harry Truman’s past ideals that “The world is safest when each nation is independent, strong and free.”
Later in his speech, Trump addressed issues regarding other nation’s governments and regimes—starting with North Korea.
He recounted the torture and death of American college student Otto Warmbier, the assassination of the dictator’s brother Jim Kong-Un, and the kidnapping and enslavement of Japanese citizens. He also threatened to destroy North Korea if they kept up such practices.
Trump stated the “denuclearization” of North Korea is the only successful outcome.
Trump then moved on to Iran, who he stated runs a “dictatorship under the guise of a democracy.”
Trump went so far as to call them a “murderous regime,” pointing out their support of terrorism, death and destruction, while undermining the interests of the Iranian people; explicitly demanding they end this pursuit.
Throughout the speech, Trump adopted the patriotic approach, appealing to each member’s love for their nation, people and freedom.
He urged members to be more accountable for what happens in their countries, so the United States doesn’t have to pick up the slack.
Trump described the U.S. as a “compassionate country” who helps people out of the goodness of their heart.
Trump mentioned the change in rules of engagements with foreign countries, stating homeland security would dictate the terms as opposed to politicians.
He unveiled that the U.S. has taken “important steps” to condemn the regime of the Venezuelan government for authoritarian rule of the Venezuelan people; as the U.S. maintains strong trade relationships with many latin countries.
He further went to disparage the ideals of socialism, communism and authoritarian rule. “The problem with socialism in Venezuela isn’t that it’s been poorly implemented—the problem is that it’s been faithfully implemented.”
Trump stated this, pointing out the apparent failure of these systems wherever they are implemented and tried.
“All people deserve a government that cares for their safety, well-being and self-interest.” Trump stated vehemently while emphasizing America’s stance with countries subjected to authoritarian and oppressive regimes.
He also stated, “We will be renewing our commitment to the first duty of every government—the duty of our citizens. This bond is the source of America’s strength…”
This indicated that the United States will once again present itself as the shining example of practicing what you preach.
Through many memes and controversial tweets, Donald J. Trump seems to have risen to the occasion as POTUS, delivering a powerful speech that advocates the safety and preservation of sovereignty, independence and freedom.