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For nationís birthday, Trump stokes the divisions within US
The Associated Press ^ | July 5, 2020 | By LYNN BERRY and AAMER MADHANI

Posted on 07/05/2020 3:16:44 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer

WASHINGTON - On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within - leftists, looters, agitators, he said - in a Fourth of July speech packed with all the grievances and combativeness of his political rallies.

“We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing,” he said. “We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children.

Even as officials across the country pleaded with Americans to curb their enthusiasm for large Fourth of July crowds, Trump enticed the masses with a “special evening” of tribute and fireworks staged with new U.S. coronavirus infections on the rise.

Trump did not hesitate to use the country’s birthday as an occasion to assail segments of the country that do not support him.

Carrying on a theme he pounded on a day earlier against the backdrop of the Mount Rushmore monuments, he went after those who have torn down statues or think some of them, particularly those of Confederate figures, should be removed. Support has been growing among Republicans to remove Confederate memorials.

“Our past is not a burden to be cast away,” Trump said.

Trump did not dwell on the pandemic in his remarks Saturday evening. Instead, he declared that “our country is in great shape.”

Trump has been aching to see the nation return to normalcy, and has been willing to push the envelope farther than many states and big city mayors are willing to go.

For Trump and the country, it was yet another holiday clouded by a pandemic that the U.S. has failed to bring under control.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
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1 posted on 07/05/2020 3:16:44 AM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

a rag


2 posted on 07/05/2020 3:20:18 AM PDT by ronnie raygun
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Yes it is a simple division: Law and Order vs. Anarchy. Which side are people on? My money says on Nov.3 it will be the former.


3 posted on 07/05/2020 3:24:26 AM PDT by Rennes Templar (Heaven has a wall and gates. Hell has open borders.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
"On a day meant for unity and celebration, President Donald Trump vowed to “safeguard our values” from enemies within - leftists, looters, agitators, he said - in a Fourth of July speech packed with ALL THE GRIEVANCES AND COMBATIVENESS of his political rallies."

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This MSM sentence is of course meant as a negative remark, but it won't work that way.

These lefties are sure ignorant.

4 posted on 07/05/2020 3:24:53 AM PDT by a little elbow grease ( ....... F.Lee Levin)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Wow. Same talking point as CNN. Who writes the script?


5 posted on 07/05/2020 3:24:58 AM PDT by Ymani Cricket ("Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it." ~Omar Bradley)
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To: Ymani Cricket

Interestingly enough, completely identical talking points are spread across headlines and article bodies in Europe.


6 posted on 07/05/2020 3:32:36 AM PDT by Olog-hai ("No Republican, no matter how liberal, is going to woo a Democratic vote." -- Ronald Reagan, 1960)
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To: a little elbow grease

A day of celebration the left was attacking. These people are a cult


7 posted on 07/05/2020 3:41:43 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Trump stokes the divisions within US

Using this logic when a firetruck shows up at a burning house it is only highlighting the fact there is a fire.

8 posted on 07/05/2020 3:43:18 AM PDT by Feckless (The US Gubbmint / This Tagline CENSORED by FR \ IrOnic, ain't it?)
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To: a little elbow grease

A day of celebration??

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3862085/posts

Thw left is insane.

POTUS was celebrating this country by defending it against the Marxists.


9 posted on 07/05/2020 3:44:46 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Feckless

Exactly


10 posted on 07/05/2020 3:45:19 AM PDT by snarkytart
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

TWO authors


11 posted on 07/05/2020 3:48:23 AM PDT by MuttTheHoople (What if the Lord sen9t COVID-19 to immunize the world from something more deadly?)
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To: Olog-hai
Type the headline in a search engine as is and watch what pops up. Who writes the script? Watch this:


12 posted on 07/05/2020 3:51:22 AM PDT by Ymani Cricket ("Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it." ~Omar Bradley)
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To: Feckless

Except that the loony left would take it a step further and blame Trump for starting the fire.


13 posted on 07/05/2020 4:08:55 AM PDT by Vigilanteman (The politicized state destroys aspects of civil society, human kindness and private charity.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Does the Left ever stoke divisions? Nah. [/s]


14 posted on 07/05/2020 4:21:42 AM PDT by rbg81 (Truth is stranger than fiction)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

The left has been actively stoking division and fanning the fires of racial hatred ever since Obama was elected; they have only ramped up their efforts since Trump has been in office.

How is any of this Trump’s doing?


15 posted on 07/05/2020 4:30:03 AM PDT by exDemMom (Current visual of the hole the US continues to dig itself into: http://www.usdebtclock.org)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
Another fine AP opinion piece pretending to be news.

I certainly hope that the US is divided against radical Leftism! I really hope that the division deepens.

Trump really needs to call out the mayors and governors that sit idly by and do nothing about these looters and rioters that steal and destroy private property.

These people are elected to govern. The primary duty of those that govern in this country is to protect the right of those that elected them.

Chief among those right is the right to have you and your property unmolested.

16 posted on 07/05/2020 4:37:19 AM PDT by Pontiac (The welfare state must fail because it is contrary to human nature and diminishes the human spirit)
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“Yes it is a simple division: Law and Order vs. Anarchy. Which side are people on? “

I actually see the choice as individual liberty versus control of individual behavior by a centralized oppressive government.

The left is very clear in opposing fundamental rights. Free speech with which they disagree is now defined as “hate speech” and is being punished by government, employers and institutions. Freedom of religion is under relentless attack, particularly Christianity. Tech companies, facilitated by government, actively suppress free speech and the free press in cyberspace. The second amendment is one Supreme Court vote away from being eviscerated. Perhaps not even one vote if Justice Roberts holds to his recent voting pattern. Private property rights are quickly going by the wayside as government stands by while mobs plunder and destroy. The rule of law is more often than not administered selectively based on the race, political power, and wealth of the accused. The right of people to be secure in their homes against unreasonable searches and seizures is violated daily and willfully by spying government agencies and tech companies.
We are in a societal and governmental crisis. The leaders of our institutions should be speaking out and taking action to preserve our republic. I hear and see the leaders of the left in academia, religion, politics, big business, media, and even the military aggressively speaking out and supporting the mob. With very few exceptions, other leaders are silent while the mob rampages daily destroying lives and property. Our institutions are in crisis because their leaders are actively working to destroy them or are in hiding.

It is election year. Once again people are being told to vote Republican to keep the liberals and their mob at bay. The problem this year is the mob is running wild and I don’t see “the Republicans”, with the exception of President Trump, doing anything to protect the Republic, society and culture. Their silence and absence from the battlefield is clear evidence they are not in the fight.

Patrick Henry framed the choice we face on March 23, 1775 saying, “Give me liberty or give me death.” Unless something changes soon it appears the majority of GOP politicians have made their choice. Silence can be as effective as shouted words in communicating a message. The mob certainly has noticed and runs with no fear.


17 posted on 07/05/2020 4:42:08 AM PDT by Soul of the South (The past is gone and cannot be changed. Tomorrow can be a better day if we work on i)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

My favorite part of Trump’s speech was when he called out the media for slandering our patriots. He did this several times. Perfect. Hope it will become part of his and Kayleigh McEnany’s daily repetoire.


18 posted on 07/05/2020 4:56:07 AM PDT by ryderann
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Great speech.

5.56mm


19 posted on 07/05/2020 5:14:22 AM PDT by M Kehoe (DRAIN THE SWAMP! Finish THE WALL!)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Nope, Trump unified the majority. You cannot unify with those who want your total destruction.


20 posted on 07/05/2020 5:29:56 AM PDT by yldstrk (Bingo! We have a winner!)
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