This past Saturday, President Trump gave his first commencement address to the Class of 2017 at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia, which is coming up on the docket down below. But first a commentary or two.
In this day and age, as in all Ages gone before, God is a necessity in the human saga. Designs by men will always end up in nightmarish hellishness, as human history is replete with examples of humans being ruthless, genocidal maniacs when they have the power. Human beings are not perfect nor gods on earth, they are inherently evil, vile, insufferable monsters without a higher, righteous authority.
Which is why the liberal Leftists are constantly on the move to take God away from every single venue, viewing themselves as the arbiters of what they will do, or what they won’t allow us to do. They tolerate no competition from a higher authority, believing right and wrong is what they say it is.
And nothing would further that domination more than disarming the citizens, which is why the Left seeks without end to disarm us. They will never admit that, but it is clear to those of us who can exercise logic and know their history.
George Orwell had them all figured out in 1948 while writing 1984:
“The Party seeks power entirely for its own sake. We are not interested in the good of others. We are different from all the oligarchies of the past in that we know what we’re doing. Power is not a means, it is an end. The object of power is power. Always there will be the intoxication of power. We are the priests of power. Power is power over human beings, over the body, but above all over the mind. The real power, the power we have to fight for night and day, is not power over things but over men. How does one man assert his power over another? By making him suffer. Power is in inflicting pain and humiliation. We shall crush you down to the point from which there is no coming back. Never again will you be capable of ordinary human feeling; everything will be dead inside you. You will be hollow. We shall squeeze you empty and then we shall fill you with ourselves.”
Contrast all of that with this past Saturday, when President Trump gave the aforementioned first commencement address to the Class of 2017 at Liberty University. Thomas Lifson, editor and publisher of American Thinker had it covered …
In his first commencement address as president, Donald Trump coined an expression deeply rooted in American tradition and practice, and guaranteed to annoy progressives. “In America, we don’t worship government; we worship God,” made sense to his audience at Liberty University, and it does to a majority of Americans. It may not rank with President Reagan’s “Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall!”, but I do think that this expression will be long remembered. Watch and see what you think of the case that he makes for this belief:
Progressives despise Liberty University because they despised its founder, Jerry Falwell, and his evangelical Christian approach to politics. By going there, President Trump thumbed his nose at the pretensions of the elitists, and reinforced the status of Liberty University as a legitimate and important institution. It was also, of course, a university where the crowd was guaranteed to be friendly, unlike the commencement gathering addressed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos.
President Trump’s commencement address was an important re-statement of bedrock principle, that our rights are not derived from government, but are from our Creator, God. Let the Left cringe and snark all it wants at this reiteration of bedrock principle. It tells everyone who and what they are.
President Trump and Mr. Lifson are in good company …
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness. That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness.” ~ Thomas Jefferson
“The sacred rights of mankind are not to be rummaged for among old parchments or musty records. They are written, as with a sunbeam, in the whole volume of human nature, by the hand of the divinity itself; and can never be erased.” ~ Alexander Hamilton
“Freedom is not a gift bestowed upon us by other men, but a right that belongs to us by the laws of God and nature. A nation of well-informed men who have been taught to know and prize the rights which God has given them cannot be enslaved.” ~ Benjamin Franklin
“The same revolutionary beliefs for which our forebears fought are still at issue around the globe – the belief that the rights of man come not from the generosity of the state, but from the hand of God.” ~ John F. Kennedy
H/T American Thinker