Without the Spin

(From the White House press office for those who missed the live coverage)

The Inaugural Address

Remarks of President Donald J.  Trump – As Prepared for Delivery
Inaugural Address
Friday, January 20, 2017
Washington, D.C.

As Prepared for Delivery –

Chief Justice Roberts, President Carter, President Clinton, President Bush, President Obama, fellow Americans, and people of the world: thank you.

We, the citizens of America, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people.

Together, we will determine the course of America and the world for years to come.

We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.

Every four years, we gather on these steps to carry out the orderly and peaceful transfer of power, and we are grateful to President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama for their gracious aid throughout this transition. They have been magnificent.

Today’s ceremony, however, has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one Administration to another, or from one party to another – but we are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the American People.

For too long, a small group in our nation’s Capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost.

Washington flourished – but the people did not share in its wealth.

Politicians prospered – but the jobs left, and the factories closed.

The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.

Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in our nation’s Capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.

That all changes – starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you.

It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America.

This is your day. This is your celebration.

And this, the United States of America, is your country.

What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.

January 20th 2017, will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.

The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.

Everyone is listening to you now.

You came by the tens of millions to become part of a historic movement the likes of which the world has never seen before.

At the center of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.

Americans want great schools for their children, safe neighborhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves.

These are the just and reasonable demands of a righteous public.

But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our inner cities; rusted-out factories scattered like tombstones across the landscape of our nation; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of knowledge; and the crime and gangs and drugs that have stolen too many lives and robbed our country of so much unrealized potential.

This American carnage stops right here and stops right now.

We are one nation – and their pain is our pain.  Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success.  We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.

The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Americans.

For many decades, we’ve enriched foreign industry at the expense of American industry;

Subsidized the armies of other countries while allowing for the very sad depletion of our military;

We’ve defended other nation’s borders while refusing to defend our own;

And spent trillions of dollars overseas while America’s infrastructure has fallen into disrepair and decay.

We’ve made other countries rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our country has disappeared over the horizon.

One by one, the factories shuttered and left our shores, with not even a thought about the millions upon millions of American workers left behind.

The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed across the entire world.

But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.

We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every city, in every foreign capital, and in every hall of power.

From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land.

From this moment on, it’s going to be America First.

Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit American workers and American families.

We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries making our products, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs.  Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.

I will fight for you with every breath in my body – and I will never, ever let you down.

America will start winning again, winning like never before.

We will bring back our jobs. We will bring back our borders.  We will bring back our wealth.  And we will bring back our dreams.

We will build new roads, and highways, and bridges, and airports, and tunnels, and railways all across our wonderful nation.

We will get our people off of welfare and back to work – rebuilding our country with American hands and American labor.

We will follow two simple rules: Buy American and Hire American.

We will seek friendship and goodwill with the nations of the world – but we do so with the understanding that it is the right of all nations to put their own interests first.

We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example for everyone to follow.

We will reinforce old alliances and form new ones – and unite the civilized world against Radical Islamic Terrorism, which we will eradicate completely from the face of the Earth.

At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the United States of America, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other.

When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.

The Bible tells us, “how good and pleasant it is when God’s people live together in unity.”

We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity.

When America is united, America is totally unstoppable.

There should be no fear – we are protected, and we will always be protected.

We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we are protected by God.

Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger.

In America, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving.

We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action – constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.

The time for empty talk is over.

Now arrives the hour of action.

Do not let anyone tell you it cannot be done.  No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of America.

We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.

We stand at the birth of a new millennium, ready to unlock the mysteries of space, to free the Earth from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.

A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.

It is time to remember that old wisdom our soldiers will never forget: that whether we are black or brown or white, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great American Flag.

And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Detroit or the windswept plains of Nebraska, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams, and they are infused with the breath of life by the same almighty Creator.

So to all Americans, in every city near and far, small and large, from mountain to mountain, and from ocean to ocean, hear these words:

You will never be ignored again.

Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our American destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.

Together, We Will Make America Strong Again.

We Will Make America Wealthy Again.

We Will Make America Proud Again.

We Will Make America Safe Again.

And, Yes, Together, We Will Make America Great Again. Thank you, God Bless You, And God Bless America.


Called out both parties.

Lines in the sand on Globalism.

Restoration of citizens above government.

Climate change references off the WH site according to reports…”triumph of science” some are calling it.

Yep, not bad.

Let’s see how it’s spun…

Comments

Without the Spin — 23 Comments

  1. Am I the only one that realizes that the world is fighting among between National Socialists vs. Marxists? So far Marxists are the majority, because most Marxist fail to comprehend what they are ;-((

    This fight has been going on before I was born, and that was a long time ago.

  2. Well, as I wrote after Trump’s speech, it is easy to make a speech, but very hard to fulfill the promises made in it. Eight years ago, we elected a seemingly eloquent young man who sounded an inspiring Kennedy-esque note in his speeches and who promptly betrayed every word of them once he was sworn in. It therefore remains to be seen what Trump will do. But the speech was a good start. Let us see how he is at follow through.

  3. Have we all seen the interviews over the years from Rona Barret to Oprah asking Trump if he would run for president? He always said the same thing: no, he wouldn’t like it, but would not rule it out if things got bad enough. I have finally realized what “bad enough” means. Things had to get so bad that people could see for themselves that the media is lying. There needed to be a wholesale rejection of the media in order for him to have a chance at winning. When the pundits keep saying how great the government leaders are, yet your factory closed and your stores are boarded up and your community struggles and you can’t find work, you realize that the media isn’t speaking the truth. It will soon be life without the spin, as mesh media replaces the propaganda arm of those who desire to rule the world. There are still those whose life hasn’t gotten bad enough to reject the MSM. They still buy into the media, loving eloquent words and concepts that can allow them to feel superior, righteous and intellectual. But they’re the fools. The election showed how insignificant they are today.

    One of the media lies I am MOST tired of is the one that goes: Hillary won the popular vote. Trump won the popular vote by such a landslide that the NWO couldn’t steal the election. They are still shocked that they weren’t able to pull that off. After Obama went on tv and told illegals (11 million in the country)to vote, that no one would check, (treason) and the Veritas video revealed all the cheating by the Democrats (Trump even talked at a thank you rally about how his voters rode their buses that were supposed to take Democrats from polling place to polling place to vote multiple times), and the Soros voting machines that could be rigged and flipped with a cell phone: They Still Lost! That Never could have happened without a massive voter turnout and landslide popular victory by Trump.

    There is a reason Trump supporters are called the Trump Army. Congress had better cooperate, or the Trump Army can be called into action with a single Tweet. He’s made it clear in this speech that he is turning the government back over to the people. The people have demonstrated that they demand a true democracy and are ready to act.

    • Hillary can be President of California when it secedes. I received that e-mail multiple times talking about the fact that without the CA votes Hillary lost by a huge margin.

      Good post E-Ex.

    • “Trump won the popular vote by such a landslide that the NWO couldn’t steal the election.” I want to read more about that. Please link to some nonbiased sources. Note that I’m a Green voter and am glad Hillary didn’t win the electoral college vote.

    • Expat wrote “Trump won the popular vote by such a landslide that the NWO couldn’t steal the election.” I am interested in knowing more about that, so links to unbiased reports would be helpful. As a Stein voter, I’m happy Hillary didn’t get the electoral college vote.

  4. The article referenced by “you’ve been data mined” contains a link to a page where you can opt out of many of these data mining corporations – handy to have and use!

  5. Hey George,

    I think Donald Trump read your speech, or his speechwriter did. I can see some overlap. I think most of us cheerfully work hard on things we believe in and feel like slaves when forced to work otherwise. Now perhaps we all can get back on task.

    Happy Inauguration Day!

  6. I’m almost 60 and this is the first time I’ve ever watched an inauguration from start to finish live. It is a wonder to see so many that fought each other tooth and nail for two years sit down and accomplish a “Peaceful Transfer of Power” as it was emphasized time and again throughout the ceremony and by the news anchors who narrated it.

    Trump was being himself, as he always is. He’s definitely not a “hugger” nor much of a dancer. Melania, well, had considerable poise but looked nervous in just about every place I saw her. Not bad, though, for someone that was naturalized a mere 10 years ago, not bad at all. Neither being brought up in the Political Class is what gives today a flavor that differs from before, however, and this is what brings the feeling of REAL hope to us who voted for him. He’s not a “professional promisor” but a person trying to be an “Every Man” tilting headlong into the maw of The Beast. This is what gave his speech the appeal to the people that it did. It can be argued it was something less than impressive to ears used to being titillated by professional speakers but its content is what matters. I confess I was hoping to hear some reference to America’s part on the World stage but that would, no doubt, smack of Globalism to which Trump does not purportedly adhere. We do have much more pressing internal problems begging to be addressed.

    The Game has begun and we wait to see how President Trump handles the endless rounds with no bell coming up. Perhaps we’ll see a reincarnation of A. Jackson? I’d move that dueling be legalized again to speed up the legislative process.

    P.S. I just watched a video on my wife’s FB entitled “Hillary catches a glimpse of Bill watching Melania” at the ceremony. ROFLMAO.

  7. Lets give the man a chance. He has some good ideas. Sounds a lot like Bernie. We really do need a change of “Business as usual.”

  8. What a refreshing change from the nonsense we’ve endured for the last 8 (some would even say 24?) years…..Here’s to hoping he can accomplish some part of this wonderful vision for America.

    • I and multiple millions like myself do not have nor do Facebook. If this is claimed, then obviously you know, hill had the same access, actually more, via her friend, Zuckerberg. Trump won the old fashioned way, he stumped for it.

    • Good article. Politics is a contact sport. If you don’t keep up with the changing rules you loose. I still think Hillary defeated herself, though. The telegraphing of her sense of entitlement which extended to all the softball questions from the Press turned quit a few away, too.

      I liked, especially, the link to the Opt Out List. It’ll take a while to go through it but perhaps it will cut my spam by a little. Gun ownership lists always disturb me.

  9. refreshing that he focuses on the people and the nation, not ‘I’ as Obama does. That alone should tell you a lot
    I hope this works well for him and us.

  10. Let’s see if he walks the walk and stops having all his branded products made in China. That’d be a really good first step, don’tcha think?

    Because we could use those jobs.

    • It will OBVIOUSLY take him a little time to undo 48 YEARS of globalism and traitors in the highest offices in our land! WHY don’t you give HIM a chance? But it is so nice to see that you were complicit and okay buying all those products made in China and Mexico and other countries around the world the last many years, like your computer and cell phone, for example, and probably your car, and your underwear! Step up, babes, get to the front of the line, start demanding we bring OUR jobs and factories back!