Breaking new, President Trump drops major truth bomb on America… we worship God, NOT government. A message that is going to hit the left pretty hard, especially those liberals. If you listen very carefully you can probably even hear all the triggering going down right now. It was during his first commencement speech at Liberty University this past Saturday.
He was encouraging “dreamers” to ignore all the critics, and that they need to take risks, never quit, and always remember that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God.” He took the time to tell the graduates that despite what they are hearing from critics, they are “graduating to a totally brilliant future.”
“Each of you should take immense pride in what you have achieved,” he told them.
Trump specifically recognized graduates who have served in the military, “It is truly a testament to this university and to the values that you embrace, that your graduating class includes so many patriots who have served our country in uniform.”
He also thanked Liberty University President Jerry Falwell Jr. and members of the Falwell family.
“You are about to begin the greatest adventure of your life,” said Trump who remarked how blessed the graduates are.
Ask yourself, with all of those blessings and all of the blessings that you have been given, what will you give back to this country and indeed to the world, what imprint will you leave in the sands of history? What will future Americans say we did in our brief time right here on earth. Did we take risks? Did we dare to defy expectations? Did we challenge accepted wisdom and take on established systems? I think I did, but we all did and we’re all doing it. Or did we just go along with convention, swim downstream, so easily with the current and just give in because it was the easy way, it was the traditional way or it was the accepted way? Remember this: nothing worth doing ever, ever, ever came easy. Following your convictions means you must be willing to face criticism from those that lack the same courage to do what is right and they know what is right but they don’t have the same courage or guts or stamina to take it and to do it. It’s called the road less traveled.
Trump said that he knows each graduate will be “a warrior for the truth”, “a warrior for our country and for your family.” He encouraged them that they will do what is right even when it isn’t easy, “You will be true to yourself, your family, your beliefs.”
So far President Trump sounds pretty darn good right? Well it gets better. He takes the time to get real with these young adults and refers to what he has seen thus far with his time in the White House and serving in Washington, D.C.
I’ve seen firsthand how the system is broken. A small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone want to tell everybody else how to live and what to do and how to think, but you aren’t going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know that you’re right.
Trump remarked that those graduating have given half a million hours of charity in just the past year.
“We don’t need a lecture from Washington on how to lead our lives,” he followed.
He said he was standing in front of leaders, one or two future U.S. presidents could be in the crowd.
“America has always been a land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers,” said Trump who then referred to the pilgrims landing at Plymouth. He remarked that the pilgrims prayed and, later, America’s Founding Fathers invoked Creator God four times in the Declaration of Independence.
“Because in America we don’t worship government, we worship God,” he said.
The president then reminded those in attendance that United States currency bears the phrase: “In God We Trust” and referenced “One nation under od” in the Pledge of Allegiance. He pointed out that “the story of America is the story of an adventure that began with deep faith, big dreams, and humble beginnings,” also connecting that with the fact that Liberty University began in the same way.
Trump remarked that many likely told Liberty University founder Jerry Falwell Sr. that his vision of such a Christian university wasn’t possible. He recognized Christian evangelical voters and their effect on the 2016 Presidential election, thanking them for voting.
“No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can’t be done. Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic because they’re people that can’t get the job done,” said Trump.
“The future belongs to the dreamers and not to the critics,” he added.
He spoke of the university’s initiative to have a “world class” sports program and football team. “From the most humble roots you’ve become a powerhouse in both academics and sports,” said Trump.
President Trump went on to urge the class of 2017, “Never, ever give up, there will be times in life you’ll want to quit, you’ll want to go home…Just never quit.”
He said he has seen brilliant, top of their class people who gave up as well as those who didn’t have the same talent or ability, but are among the most successful people in the world now because they never gave up.
“Carry yourself with dignity and pride, demand the best from yourself and be totally unafraid to challenge entrenched interests and failed power structures,” he said, adding a parallel to his own path with the words, “does that sound familiar by the way?”
“The more people tell you it’s not possible, that it can’t be done, the more you should be absolutely determined to prove them wrong. Treat the word impossible as nothing more than motivation. Relish the opportunity to be an outsider,” said Trump.
“It’s the outsiders who change the world,” he declared. “The more a broken system tells you that you’re wrong the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead, you must keep pushing forward.”
“Most importantly, you have to do what you love,” he counseled the graduates.
There were many good things said and shared in this speech the president gave, if you would like to read more on that you can do that by clicking here.
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