Prager U – a young, single, black woman, recently discovered she is a racist, sexist, misogynist

Prager U – a young, single, black woman, recently discovered she is a racist, sexist, misogynist

How in the world did this happen? None other than Antonia Okafor explains.

Antonia Okafor, a young, single, black woman, recently discovered that’s she’s a racist, sexist, misogynist. How in the world did this happen? None other than Antonia Okafor explains.

This video is part of an exciting partnership between PragerU and Turning Point USA that will include videos with other young conservatives like Ben Shapiro, Charlie Kirk, and more!  Visit FreetoThink.org to learn more. 

I recently discovered something startling about myself. It turns out that I’m a racist, sexist, misogynist. This came as quite a shock to me. How did this happen? As a person of color, a single woman with a graduate degree who grew up poor in a home without a father, I had a clear political path to follow.

And I followed it.

I voted for Barack Obama?twice. After all, we share the same skin color. His father was from Africa. Mine was, too! What other reasons did I need?

I was inspired to see a black man rise to the highest office in the land. I believed his ascent would herald a new beginning, a new era of racial healing and harmony. We would finally have that frank discussion about race that everyone always talks about.

I was also inspired by his wife. I was thrilled to see such a strong, opinionated black woman take the national stage. But then something happened? actually, several somethings.

I realized there was a big contradiction in my own life. I considered myself a free-thinker, but I was thinking exactly what I was supposed to. I decided to start asking questions. I belonged to several campus feminist groups. I was even teaching feminism to inner-city girls. Part of that teaching involved making the case for abortion. These girls needed to know that they had the right to make decisions about their own bodies. Surely, I thought, that’s empowerment. But one day I asked myself: Isn’t it men who benefit most from consequence-free sex? Doesn’t that give them even more power over women? And, of course, abortion certainly doesn’t empower the women it prevents from ever being born.

When I began to ask my other feminist friends how they reconciled these issues, they just got angry. I was called anti-woman. Even by progressive men! “But I’m not anti-woman,” I thought. “I am a woman!” I just don’t want to be a weak one. I want to be strong ? like Michelle.

At about the same time, while I was a student at the University of Texas at Dallas, the UT Austin Department of African Diaspora Studies released a statement in which they said, and I quote, “African Americans are disproportionately affected by the saturation of our society by firearms ? We demand that firearms be banned in all spaces occupied by black people on our campus.”

Wait a second, I thought. Why would you want to ban firearms only in black areas? Doesn’t that mean that you either think black people are more dangerous than other people, or less worthy of protection? These questions did not endear me to my progressive friends. I was called a race traitor?even by white people. But I’m not anti-black. I am black. I just want to be safe ? like Barack.

I realized I didn’t have a good answer; I only had more questions ? like, why were blacks doing so poorly in cities that had been run by Democrats for decades? Was it racism and sexism that was holding people back, or was it something else?

The more questions I asked, the less popular I became. But here’s the funny thing: I started to feel better about myself. I decided that the very definition of empowerment required me to take responsibility for my own life. I wasn’t going to be anyone’s victim. Which meant I had to protect myself. So, I bought a gun. I started to advocate for gun rights. That cost me more friends. I joined the pro-life movement and walked in The March for Life. More friends…gone.

Then, I crossed the line. I voted Republican ? the party that views me as an empowered individual, able to shape my own destiny; not as a member of a victim group.

And that’s how I became a racist, sexist, misogynist.

I’m Antonia Okafor for Prager University.

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President Donald Trump Speech in Poland – Rush Limbaugh said one of the best Presidential Speeches of all time

President Donald Trump Speech in Poland – Rush Limbaugh said one of the best Presidential Speeches of all time

A Reaganesque speech, you will not hear this on the Drive By FAKE NEWS, but you can here it here.

Trump Best Presidential Speech of ALL TIME?

President Donald Trump delivers a speech at Krasinski Square at the Royal Castle,  Thursday, July 6, 2017, in Warsaw, Poland.

By ROGER KIMBALL of PJMedia Read the rest here

If you want to know why Donald Trump will go down in history as a great president, listen to (or read, when it is available) his speech in Krasinski Square, Warsaw today.

Yes, there is a lot of the usual diplomatic persiflage: “Thank you, President Duda. Thank you, Poland.” But be an adult and distinguish the gem from the setting. While the anti-Trump press was busy running stories warning about “unease in Brussels” over Trump’s visit to Poland, Trump once again totally outflanked his critics.  Those who have ears, let them hear:

 

 

 

  1. The United States is absolutely committed to securing Poland’s access to alternative sources of energy.  Now, to whom do you think that was addressed?  What country would use access to oil and gas as political blackmail (do what we say or you can’t warm your homes, light your streets, run your factories)? Who would do such a thing?

 

 

  1. The United States is absolutely committed to its trans-Atlantic partnership. That partnership, said Trump in his aspirational mode, has never been stronger: suitably translated, that means that he wishes to assure that it will never be stronger.  It was a proffered hand.  Will the EU bureaucrats reach out and grasp it?

 

 

  1. Speaking of bureaucrats, Trump also?mirabile dictu?warned about “steady creep of government bureaucracy” that, left unchecked, saps a people’s will and makes the flourishing of individual initiative, the very marrow of freedom, impossible.  This was a direct kick against the administrative state: I like to see it. Drain the Swamp.

 

 

  1. Trump reaffirmed his absolute commitment to Article 5 of the NATO agreement — the bit that pledges members to “collective defense”: an attack on one member is an attack on all. He praised Poland for stepping up to meet its statutory financial commitment to NATO and urged other European countries to do the same. A strong NATO means a strong Europe.

RUSH: CNN, folks, it’s hilarious. It is amazing. It’s unbelievable to watch what this collection of people claiming to be journalists is doing to themselves. It’s a circular firing squad. They’re shooting themselves in the foot. They’re setting themselves on fire, and they’re doing it all with righteous indignation at a man they hate running intellectual and tactical rings around them.

So Trump is over there in Poland and in Germany and he’s doing his no-apology tour, as opposed to Obama’s, which were apology tours. You know, Trump’s not apologizing for anything. And the press, “So, are you ready to admit that the Russians and you colluded? Are you ready to admit it?” And Trump says, “I don’t know what you’re talking about. Nobody knows for sure.” And they blow up. For the last year these people have been devoted to proving something that didn’t happen, collusion, Trump, Russia, to screw Hillary out of the presidency.

It’s nothing but lies. It’s nothing but manufactured, total BS that has now become a reality to these people. And all Trump has to say, “Well, you know, nobody really knows.” (laughing) And they blow up. And this Little Jim Acosta is literally making a fool of himself. He’s a CNN reporter, and he’s the guy that went bat nuts about two weeks ago over Trump refusing to call on him and then referring to CNN as fake news. And then the CNN mock wrestling gif. He’s losing his mind. They all are at CNN.

And so today Jim Acosta accused Trump of engaging in fake news. The definition of fake news at CNN is if Trump takes a question from a conservative reporter, a friendly reporter. That is fake news. Acosta actually tweeted, “Isn’t it a fake news conference to take a question from a reporter who is essentially an ally of the White House.”

Now, in order to understand what comes next, you have to understand who Acosta is. He’s like everybody else in Washington. These are pseudointellectuals. You must understand the way they see themselves. They see themselves as better, smarter, more important, more relevant, more necessary, just generally better people than all the rest of us. They have no humility whatsoever. They do not know what they don’t know.

They have no capability of humility. They have no ability to admit that there are things that they don’t know. As such they are ripe to be made fools of. And this Acosta guy is basically putting his own bag of manure in front of himself and stepping in it every day. Trump is just assisting a little bit, but he’s not even collecting the manure. CNN’s doing that. Trump may be furnishing the bag, but these people are putting it in front of themselves and then stepping in it.

So Acosta tweets, “Isn’t it a fake news conference to take a question from a reporter who is essentially an ally of the White House?” Donald Trump Jr. responds. “So by that logic, Little Jim, every news conference for the last eight years with Obama was fake news. You would know.” But it isn’t just Donald Trump Jr. Ari Fleischer: “Jim, do you care to guess how many questions I took from reporters who went on to join the Obama White House?” Ari Fleischer was Bush’s first press secretary.

Here’s Acosta saying these conservative reporters, you know, they’re Trump’s allies, they’re supporters of Trump, these conservative people. That means it’s fake news. And Ari Fleischer is pointing out, you know, Jim, how many of your buddies who are in the press corps during the Bush administration then went on to join the actual Obama administration?

The tweets, the memes, the gifs making fun of CNN with Trump savaging them, they’re getting too many to watch, too many to count. CNN has become a laughingstock and doesn’t know it. That’s what’s funny about it. They don’t know it. They’re aware of all of this, but because they have no humility and because they have no sense of their true place in the universe, they are incapable of actually having this register in terms of its reality.

So Trump’s press conference is in Poland ? oh, by the way, let me tell you about this. There’s another thing about Poland. The Drive-By Media today, a couple different places, reported that Trump is so unpopular in Poland. This is a flat-out lie. I mean, this is just total flat-out fake news. They reported Trump as so unpopular in Poland that they had to bus in the few supporters in the country they could find that would cheer Trump.

That’s not at all what happened.

Trump is so popular the Polish government had to organize the numbers of people and they sponsored bus trips to facilitate traffic management and logistics and all that. There were so many people that wanted to see Trump that they found a way to bus them in and keep it somewhat organized.

But the Drive-By Media, including CNN, wants you to believe, they are reporting that Poland could only find 5,000 citizens in the whole country who cared to see Trump. That they don’t like Trump, that they wish Trump would go away, because Trump likes Merkel and Trump likes Putin and the Polish people hate Putin and they hate Merkel. It’s just the exact opposite. Trump is on the exact same page as Polish people via Merkel and Putin, and the Polish people know it.

I’ve never seen anything like this. I’ve never seen a professional organization of any kind become so consumed with rage and hatred and other destructive emotions that they are actually self-destructing before our eyes and unaware that that’s what they’re doing. They made the common mistake, as I continue to point out, that they believe that everybody thinks like they do, everybody out there across the fruited plain, everybody inside the Beltway. When you stand aside from this and gaze upon it, Trump is just a master at playing these people. He also got a dig in at Obama, and he ripped into American intel sources and the intel community.

And the Drive-Bys are outraged. CNN’s been running a banner all day: “Trump Blasts America on Foreign Trip.” “Trump Blasts Intel Community on Foreign Trip.” “Trump Blasts Obama.” Of course, in a sense it’s true, but they have no context. What Trump’s referring to is the intel community, weapons of mass destruction. He’s being asked by the media, “So? so do you think the intel community was right when they said 17 different agencies realized that you colluded with Russia? Do you think that’s right?” And Trump said, “Well, I don’t know that anybody really knows for sure what happened,” and they blow gaskets.

Carotid arteries are about to burst, and Trump says, “Look at weapons of mass destruction. The intelligence communities all over the world said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction. We get over there; we couldn’t find any.” CNN with a banner: “Trump Bashes Intel Community While in Poland on Foreign Soil.” Well, let’s not forget who led the charge in bashing the intel community over weapons of mass destruction. The Drive-By Media! The Drive-By Media not only bashed the intel community, they tried to destroy George W. Bush, whether he was on domestic soil or foreign soil.

They hate Trump. David Gelernter has a great, great piece today in the Wall Street Journal. Now, his piece is actually about why conservative intellectuals are flat-out wrong in their opposition to Trump and how they’re flat-out phony in their opposition to Trump. And in the process he describes (I think accurately( why much of the hatred for Trump inside the Beltway exists. I’ll get to it in just a moment. Like I tell you today, folks, I am sitting here overwhelmed with opportunities to share things with you. So as I think of these things the brain synapses fire.

I guarantee you, I promise you: If I reference it here, I will get the details later in the program before we wrap up today. But it’s a perfect analogy. You know, when asked for the hundredth time if he believed the intel claims? Here’s another thing. (chuckles) We’re back to Jim Acosta again. Trump today, in answering the question for the hundredth time if he believed the intelligence community claims that the Russians meddled in the election, Trump said, “Well, I don’t think it’s all 17. I think it was only three now.”

 

 

 

Jim Acosta ran to Twitter (paraphrased), “Trump is an idiot! Trump is a buffoon! It is 17 intelligence agencies who all agree that the Russians tampered with the election to try to benefit Trump!” Well, as you’ll remember from yesterday’s show, the New York Times and the AP had to do massive corrections and massive deletions and massive pullbacks because it isn’t 17; it was only three people ? three people who agreed with James Clapper, who was Obama’s Director of National Intelligence. It was reported in January that 17 intel agencies all agreed that Russia tampered with Putin to benefit Trump.

They had to pull that back. They did the correction over the weekend. We heralded it major yesterday. Jim Acosta doesn’t know. Jim Acosta, a reporter at CNN, simply doesn’t know that the AP and the New York Times had to issue the corrections. It isn’t 17. So he’s out there tweeting what an idiot Trump is. He’s tweeting what a liar Trump is, that Trump doesn’t know, that Trump is ignorant. When in fact it’s Acosta who is the CNN reporter who ? according to job description ? should be on top of this stuff.

I mean, these people, the New York Times is their bible. They should know everything in the New York Times, and it is becoming clear that people that work for CNN are among the least informed people in Washington. It’s just delicious. It is fascinating. I was reminded. I didn’t even? I had forgotten this. John Hinderaker at Power Line had posted something back in 2009 about CNN. The title of the tweet I think, I think, is, “Rush Is Out.” The post was about was how CNN knowingly broadcast fake quotes attributed to me during the period of time it had been announced that I was part of a minority ownership group to buy the St. Louis Rams.

CNN FAKE NEWS

CNN happily bannered and broadcast all of these fake quotes from me, and this post from Power Line in 2009 was among their most clicked on yesterday, and they wanted to find out why. They found it was because of a tweet from Dan Riehl and also an old tweet from Andrew Breitbart about CNN being evil. The Power Line people used it just to illustrate that the fake news business is nothing new to CNN, that they have been doing it for years. It was 2009. That’s eight years ago, and they broadcast a quote of something I never said.

It was later learned to be manufactured out of thin air by a scraggly little left-wing author who had written a book filled with fake quotes attributed to countless conservatives, most of them about me. It was about how I supported slavery. I supposedly supported slavery ’cause the streets were safer at night, and CNN ran with this quote. The Power Line post was all about how anybody who listens would know it’s BS, that CNN was behaving irresponsibly. But the context of it was that the fake news that is CNN is not exclusive to Trump, and it isn’t anything new.

It is what and who CNN has been for years.

Trump is playing them like a Stradivarius. Trump said, “I think it was Russia. I think it could have been other people. Nobody really knows for sure. I remember when I was sitting back listening about Iraq, weapons of mass destruction, how everybody was 100% sure that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction,” Trump said. “Well, guess what? That led to one big mess. They were wrong, and it led to a mess.” The media is literally blowing gaskets at this. They can’t handle it. They have their meme. They have their narrative. The intel community now is unassailable. The intelligence community is universally, always 1,000% right.

And they are all agreeing (but they don’t) that Putin attempted to interfere in the American election so that Trump would win. It’s a BS pack of lies that they have now reported for so long they actually believe it. And if anybody comes along and raises questions about the veracity, the honesty, the accuracy of the intelligence community? Why, the Drive-Bys can’t handle it. This self-immolation, this meltdown is occurring in public in front of everyone’s eyes, not behind the scenes. In other words, everybody is able to watch it.

And Trump is just masterful at tweaking these people, at playing them off of each other. He knows how to push their buttons. It’s funny, because they’re sitting there in these press conferences thinking, “This is the day we’re gonna destroy Trump! This is the day we’re gonna expose Trump. This is the day we’re gonna prove that Trump is a poseur. We’re gonna prove that Trump’s a fraud.” And every day it is Trump making fools of them, except they don’t know that. They don’t have the humility or the sense of awareness to understand that they’re being made fools of. It’s fascinating to watch.

 

RUSH: Angela Merkel says that success is based on open societies and shared values. Not the way she means, and I’m gonna explain why I say that in quoting from Donald Trump today in his speech in Poland. It is amazing. It is the first such speech of its kind since Ronald Reagan. I’m not kidding you. George H. W. Bush, George W. Bush got close. But what Trump did today with his speech in Poland ? actually, with his conclusion. The whole thing is awesome. But he started about 75% of the way in, and it is stunning.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: I’m gonna share with you the salient point of Trump’s speech in Poland today that ? well, Roger Kimball of PJ Media says this speech is one of many that’s going to end up defining Donald Trump as one of the greatest presidents ever. And this speech that Trump gave today has not been given, has not even been attempted by any president since Ronald Reagan.

BREAK TRANSCRIPT

RUSH: Here is a salient point or part of the Trump speech in Poland today that sets up what I think is phenomenal. It’s audio sound bite number 6. Here it is.

THE PRESIDENT: Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken. And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979, and one million Poles gathered around Victory Square for their very first Mass with their Polish pope, that day every communist in Warsaw must have known that their oppressive system would soon come crashing down. They must have known it at the exact moment during Pope John Paul II’s sermon when a million Polish men, women, and children suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer. A million Polish people did not ask for wealth. They did not ask for privilege. Instead, one million Poles saying three simple words: “We want God.”

RUSH: And he’s right. That was a huge moment in the destruction of Soviet communism, Pope John Paul, part of the troika with Margaret Thatcher, Ronaldus Magnus, bringing down the Soviet Union. And Pope John Paul II, a fervent anti-communist went to Poland as pope, and the country went crazy for him. But after that comment is where Trump got to the heart of his speech.

He said, “The prerequisite for the success of Western civilization is not material riches. Economic prosperity and military might on their own are not sufficient. The critical leaven is the confidence in core Western values, such things as free speech, the equality of women, respect for individual rights, the rule of law, the affirmation of faith and family. Hence, the fundamental question facing Western nations today is whether the people continue to nurture the cultural self-confidence in those fundamental values. If they do, the West is unbeatable. If those values dissipate, the West is lost. As long as we know our history,” Trump said, “We will know how to build our future.”

Then he spent a lot of time rehearsing Poland’s heroic resistance to Nazi atrocities in the Warsaw uprising, heroic resistance to Soviet aggression. Roger Kimball, who heard the speech, wrote at PJ Media: “Not since Ronald Reagan has an American president gone so clearly to the nub of what makes the West great and what threatens that greatness.”

And he’s talking about Western civilization, Western values, American culture. This distinct American culture that resulted from our founding that is now under assault, not just from enemies around the world, but from enemies within. That distinctive American culture which has given freedom its greatest repository and chance in the world is under assault from the American media and its agents in the Democrat Party and in academia and in Hollywood. The threat to American Western civilization is now primarily domestic, and it has to be beaten back if we are to survive. It’s a battle to the death, folks, and we’re smack-dab in the middle of it. And Trump’s the only president since Reagan to acknowledge it.

Transcript

English

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Mrs. Trump- Hello, Poland!

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Thank you very much.

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My husband and I have enjoyed visiting

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your beautiful country.

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I want to thank President and Mrs. Duda

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for the warm welcome and their generous hospitality.

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I had the opportunity to visit the Copernicus Science Centre today,

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and found it not only informative but thoughtful,

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its mission, which is to inspire people to observe, experiment,

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ask questions, and seek answers.

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I can think of no better purpose for such a wonderful science center.

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Thank you to all who were involved in giving us

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the tour, especially the children who made it

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such a wonderful experience.

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As many of you know, a main focus of my husband’s

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presidency is safety and security of the American people.

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I think all of us can agree people should be able

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to live their lives without fear, no matter

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what country they live in.

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That is my wish for all of us around the world.

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(Applause.)

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Thank you again for this wonderful welcome

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to your very special country.

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Your kindness and gracious hospitality

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will not be forgotten.

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(Applause.)

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And now it is my honor to introduce

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to you my husband, the President of the United States,

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Donald J. Trump.

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(Applause.)

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The President- Thank you very much.

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That’s so nice.

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The United States has many great diplomats,

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but there is truly no better ambassador for our country

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than our beautiful First Lady, Melania.

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Thank you, Melania.

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That was very nice.

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(Applause.)

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We’ve come to your nation to deliver

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a very important message- America loves Poland,

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and America loves the Polish people.

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(Applause.)

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Thank you.

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The Poles have not only greatly enriched this region,

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but Polish-Americans have also

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greatly enriched the United States, and I was

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truly proud to have their support in the 2016 election.

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(Applause.)

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It is a profound honor to stand

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in this city, by this monument to the Warsaw Uprising,

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and to address the Polish nation that

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so many generations have dreamed of- a Poland that

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is safe, strong, and free.

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(Applause.)

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President Duda and your wonderful First Lady, Agata,

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have welcomed us

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with the tremendous warmth and kindness for which Poland

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is known around the world.

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Thank you.

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(Applause.)

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My sincere — and I mean sincerely thank both of them.

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And to Prime Minister Syzdlo, a very special thanks also.

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(Applause.)

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We are also pleased that former President Leck Walesa,

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so famous for leading

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the Solidarity Movement, has joined us today, also.

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(Applause.)

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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On behalf of all Americans, let me also thank

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the entire Polish people for the generosity

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you have shown in welcoming our soldiers

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to your country.

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These soldiers are not only brave defenders of freedom,

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but also symbols of America’s commitment

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to your security and your place in a strong

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and democratic Europe.

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We are proudly joined on stage by American,

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Polish, British, and Romanian soldiers.

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Thank you.

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(Applause.)

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Thank you.

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Great job.

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President Duda and I have just come from

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an incredibly successful meeting with the leaders

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participating in the Three Seas Initiative.

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To the citizens of this great region,

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America is eager to expand our partnership with you.

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We welcome stronger ties of trade and commerce

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as you grow your economies.

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And we are committed to securing your access

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to alternate sources of energy, so Poland and its neighbors

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are never again held hostage

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to a single supplier of energy.

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(Applause.)

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Mr. President, I congratulate you,

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along with the President of Croatia, on your leadership

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of this historic Three Seas Initiative.

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Thank you.

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(Applause.)

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This is my first visit to Central Europe as President,

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and I am thrilled that it could be right here

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at this magnificent, beautiful piece of land.

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It is beautiful.

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(Applause.)

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Poland is the geographic heart of Europe,

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but more importantly, in the Polish people,

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we see the soul of Europe.

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Your nation is great because your spirit

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is great and your spirit is strong.

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(Applause.)

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For two centuries, Poland suffered constant

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and brutal attacks.

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But while Poland could be invaded and occupied,

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and its borders even erased from the map,

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it could never be erased from history or from your hearts.

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In those dark days, you have lost your land

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but you never lost your pride.

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(Applause.)

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So, it is with true admiration

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that I can say today, that from the farms and villages

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of your countryside to the cathedrals and squares

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of your great cities, Poland lives, Poland prospers,

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and Poland prevails.

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(Applause.)

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Despite every effort to transform you,

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oppress you, or destroy you, you endured and overcame.

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You are the proud nation of Copernicus — think of that —

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(Applause.)

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— Chopin, Saint John Paul II.

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Poland is a land of great heroes.

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(Applause.)

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And you are a people who know the true value

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of what you defend.

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The triumph of the Polish spirit over centuries

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of hardship gives us all hope for a future in which good

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conquers evil, and peace achieves victory over war.

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For Americans, Poland has been a symbol of hope

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since the beginning of our nation.

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Polish heroes and American patriots fought side by side

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in our War of Independence and in many wars that followed.

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Our soldiers still serve together today

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in Afghanistan and Iraq, combatting the enemies

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of all civilization.

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For America’s part, we have never given up

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on freedom and independence as the right and destiny

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of the Polish people, and we never, ever will.

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(Applause.)

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Our two countries share a special bond

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forged by unique histories and national characters.

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It’s a fellowship that exists only among people

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who have fought and bled and died for freedom.

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(Applause.)

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The signs of this friendship

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stand in our nation’s capital.

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Just steps from the White House, we’ve raised statues

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of men with names like Pulaski and Kosciuszko.

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(Applause.)

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The same is true in Warsaw,

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where street signs carry the name of George Washington,

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and a monument stands to one of the world’s

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greatest heroes, Ronald Reagan.

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(Applause.)

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And so, I am here today not just to visit an old ally,

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but to hold it up as an example

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for others who seek freedom and who wish

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to summon the courage and the will

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to defend our civilization.

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(Applause.)

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The story of Poland is the story

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of a people who have never lost hope, who have never

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been broken, and who have never, ever forgotten

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who they are.

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(Applause)

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Audience- Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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The President- Thank you.

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Thank you so much.

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Thank you.

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Thank you so much.

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Such a great honor.

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This is a nation more than one thousand years old.

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Your borders were erased for more than a century

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and only restored just one century ago.

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In 1920, in the Miracle of Vistula,

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Poland stopped the Soviet army bent on European conquest.

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(Applause.)

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Then, 19 years later in 1939,

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you were invaded yet again, this time by Nazi Germany

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from the west and the Soviet Union from the east.

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That’s trouble.

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That’s tough.

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Under a double occupation the Polish people endured

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evils beyond description- the Katyn forest massacre,

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the occupations, the Holocaust, the Warsaw Ghetto

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and the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising,

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the destruction of this beautiful capital city,

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and the deaths of nearly one in five Polish people.

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A vibrant Jewish population — the largest

13-17

in Europe — was reduced to almost nothing after

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the Nazis systematically murdered millions

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of Poland’s Jewish citizens, along with countless

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others, during that brutal occupation.

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In the summer of 1944, the Nazi and Soviet armies

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were preparing for a terrible and bloody battle

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right here in Warsaw.

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Amid that hell on earth, the citizens of Poland

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rose up to defend their homeland.

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I am deeply honored to be joined on stage today

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by veterans and heroes of the Warsaw Uprising.

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(Applause.)

14-08

Audience- (Chanting.)

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The President- What great spirit.

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We salute your noble sacrifice and we pledge

14-31

to always remember your fight for Poland

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and for freedom.

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Thank you.

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Thank you.

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(Applause.)

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This monument reminds us that more than 150,000 Poles died

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during that desperate struggle

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to overthrow oppression.

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From the other side of the river, the Soviet armed forces

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stopped and waited.

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They watched as the Nazis ruthlessly destroyed the city,

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viciously murdering men, women, and children.

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They tried to destroy this nation forever

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by shattering its will to survive.

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But there is a courage and a strength deep

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in the Polish character that no one could destroy.

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The Polish martyr, Bishop Michael Kozal, said it well,

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“More horrifying than a defeat of arms

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is a collapse of the human spirit.”

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Through four decades of communist rule, Poland

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and the other captive nations of Europe endured a brutal

15-43

campaign to demolish freedom, your faith,

15-46

your laws, your history, your identity —

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indeed the very essence of your culture and your humanity.

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Yet, through it all, you never lost that spirit.

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(Applause.)

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Your oppressors tried to break you, but Poland could not be broken.

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(Applause.)

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And when the day came on June 2nd, 1979,

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and one million Poles gathered around

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Victory Square for their very first mass with their

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Polish Pope, that day, every communist in Warsaw

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must have known that their oppressive system would

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soon come crashing down.

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(Applause.)

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They must have known it at the exact moment

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during Pope John Paul II’s sermon

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when a million Polish men, women, and children

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suddenly raised their voices in a single prayer.

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A million Polish people did not ask for wealth.

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They did not ask for privilege.

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Instead, one million Poles sang three simple words,

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“We Want God.”

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(Applause.)

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In those words, the Polish people recalled the promise

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of a better future.

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They found new courage to face down their oppressors,

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and they found the words to declare

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that Poland would be Poland once again.

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As I stand here today before this incredible crowd,

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this faithful nation, we can still hear those voices

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that echo through history.

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Their message is as true today as ever.

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The people of Poland, the people of America,

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and the people of Europe still cry out “We want God.”

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(Applause.)

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Together, with Pope John Paul II,

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the Poles reasserted their identity as a nation

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devoted to God.

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And with that powerful declaration of who you are,

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you came to understand what to do and how to live.

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You stood in solidarity against oppression,

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against a lawless secret police, against a cruel

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and wicked system that impoverished your cities

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and your souls.

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And you won.

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Poland prevailed.

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Poland will always prevail.

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(Applause.)

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Audience- Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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The President- Thank you.

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You were supported in that victory over communism

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by a strong alliance of free nations in the West

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that defied tyranny.

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Now, among the most committed members

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of the NATO Alliance, Poland has resumed its place

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as a leading nation of a Europe that is strong, whole, and free.

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A strong Poland is a blessing to the nations of Europe,

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and they know that.

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A strong Europe is a blessing to the West

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and to the world.

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(Applause.)

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One hundred years after the entry

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of American forces into World War I, the transatlantic bond

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between the United States and Europe is as strong as ever

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and maybe, in many ways, even stronger.

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This continent no longer confronts

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the specter of communism.

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But today we’re in the West, and we have to say

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there are dire threats to our security

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and to our way of life.

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You see what’s happening out there.

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They are threats.

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We will confront them.

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We will win.

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But they are threats.

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(Applause.)

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Audience- Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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The President- We are confronted by another

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oppressive ideology — one that seeks to export

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terrorism and extremism all around the globe.

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America and Europe have suffered one terror attack

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after another.

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We’re going to get it to stop.

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(Applause.)

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During a historic gathering in Saudi Arabia,

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I called on the leaders of more than 50 Muslim nations

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to join together to drive out this menace

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which threatens all of humanity.

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We must stand united against these shared enemies

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to strip them of their territory and their funding,

21-43

and their networks, and any form of ideological support

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that they may have.

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While we will always welcome new citizens

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who share our values and love our people, our borders

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will always be closed to terrorism and extremism

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of any kind.

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(Applause.)

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Audience- Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

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The President- We are fighting hard against

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radical Islamic terrorism, and we will prevail.

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We cannot accept those who reject our values

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and who use hatred to justify violence against the innocent.

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Today, the West is also confronted by the powers

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that seek to test our will, undermine our

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confidence, and challenge our interests.

22-56

To meet new forms of aggression, including

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propaganda, financial crimes, and cyberwarfare,

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we must adapt our alliance to compete effectively

23-08

in new ways and on all new battlefields.

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We urge Russia to cease its destabilizing activities

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in Ukraine and elsewhere, and its support

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for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran

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— and to instead join the community of responsible

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nations in our fight against common enemies

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and in defense of civilization itself.

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(Applause.)

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Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic,

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our citizens are confronted by yet another

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danger — one firmly within our control.

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This danger is invisible to some but familiar to

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the Poles- the steady creep of government

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bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth

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of the people.

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The West became great not because of paperwork and

24-07

regulations but because people were allowed to chase

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their dreams and pursue their destinies.

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Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value

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individual freedom and sovereignty.

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We must work together to confront forces, whether

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they come from inside or out, from the South or the East,

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that threaten over time to undermine these values

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and to erase the bonds of culture,

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faith and tradition that make us who we are.

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(Applause.)

24-47

If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage,

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sap our spirit,

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and weaken our will to defend ourselves

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and our societies.

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But just as our adversaries and enemies

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of the past learned here in Poland, we know that these

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forces, too, are doomed to fail if we want them to fail.

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And we do, indeed, want them to fail.

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(Applause.)

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They are doomed not only because our alliance is strong,

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our countries are resilient,

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and our power is unmatched.

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Through all of that, you have to say everything is true.

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Our adversaries, however, are doomed because we will

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never forget who we are.

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And if we don’t forget who are, we just can’t be beaten.

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Americans will never forget.

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The nations of Europe will never forget.

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We are the fastest and the greatest community.

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There is nothing like our community of nations.

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The world has never known anything like

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our community of nations.

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We write symphonies.

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We pursue innovation.

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We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless

26-12

traditions and customs, and always seek

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to explore and discover brand-new frontiers.

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We reward brilliance.

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We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring

26-27

works of art that honor God.

26-30

We treasure the rule of law and protect the right

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to free speech and free expression.

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(Applause.)

26-42

We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success.

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We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy,

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at the center of our lives.

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And we debate everything.

26-56

We challenge everything.

26-57

We seek to know everything so that we can better

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know ourselves.

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(Applause.)

27-05

And above all, we value the dignity of every human life,

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protect the rights

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of every person, and share the hope of every soul

27-15

to live in freedom.

27-17

That is who we are.

27-19

Those are the priceless ties that bind us together

27-23

as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.

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What we have, what we inherited from our —

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and you know this better than anybody, and you see it

27-35

today with this incredible group of people —

27-39

what we’ve inherited from our ancestors has never

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existed to this extent before.

27-46

And if we fail to preserve it, it will never,

27-51

ever exist again.

27-53

So, we cannot fail.

27-55

This great community of nations has something else

27-58

in common- In every one of them, it is the people,

28-02

not the powerful, who have always formed

28-05

the foundation of freedom and the cornerstone of our defense.

28-10

The people have been that foundation here in Poland —

28-14

as they were right here in Warsaw — and they were

28-17

the foundation from the very, very beginning in America.

28-24

Our citizens did not win freedom together,

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did not survive horrors together, did not face down

28-32

evil together, only to lose our freedom to a lack of pride

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and confidence in our values.

28-39

We did not and we will not.

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We will never back down.

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(Applause.)

29-04

Audience- Donald Trump!

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Donald Trump!

29-06

Donald Trump!

29-07

The President- As long as we know our history,

29-08

we will know how to build our future.

29-11

Americans know that a strong alliance of free,

29-14

sovereign and independent nations is the best defense

29-18

for our freedoms and for our interests.

29-22

That is why my administration has

29-24

demanded that all members of NATO finally meet

29-30

their full and fair financial obligation.

29-37

As a result of this insistence, billions of dollars

29-42

more have begun to pour into NATO.

29-46

In fact, people are shocked.

29-49

But billions and billions of dollars more are coming

29-52

in from countries that, in my opinion, would not have

29-56

been paying so quickly.

29-58

To those who would criticize our tough

30-00

stance, I would point out that the United States

30-03

has demonstrated not merely with words but with its actions

30-08

that we stand firmly behind Article 5,

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the mutual defense commitment.

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(Applause.)

30-18

Words are easy, but actions are what matters.

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And for its own protection — and you know this,

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everybody knows this, everybody has to know this —

30-29

Europe must do more.

30-32

Europe must demonstrate that it believes in its

30-35

future by investing its money to secure that future.

30-40

That is why we applaud Poland for its decision

30-43

to move forward this week on acquiring from the United States

30-47

the battle-tested Patriot air and missile

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defense system — the best anywhere in the world.

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(Applause.)

31-00

That is also why we salute the Polish people

31-01

for being one of the NATO countries that

31-03

has actually achieved the benchmark for investment

31-07

in our common defense.

31-09

Thank you.

31-10

Thank you, Poland.

31-12

I must tell you, the example you set

31-15

is truly magnificent, and we applaud Poland.

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Thank you.

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(Applause.)

31-24

We have to remember that our defense is not just a commitment

31-28

of money, it is a commitment of will.

31-31

Because as the Polish experience reminds us,

31-35

the defense of the West ultimately rests not only

31-39

on means but also on the will of its people to prevail

31-42

and be successful and get what you have to have.

31-46

The fundamental question of our time is whether

31-50

the West has the will to survive.

31-53

Do we have the confidence in our values to defend

31-56

them at any cost?

31-58

Do we have enough respect for our citizens

32-00

to protect our borders?

32-03

Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve

32-06

our civilization in the face of those who would

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subvert and destroy it?

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(Applause.)

32-15

We can have the largest economies

32-20

and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth,

32-23

but if we do not have strong families and strong

32-26

values, then we will be weak and we will not survive.

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(Applause.)

32-36

If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things,

32-41

let them come to one country that never has.

32-44

Let them come to Poland.

32-47

(Applause.)

32-51

And let them come here, to Warsaw,

32-54

and learn the story of the Warsaw Uprising.

32-58

When they do, they should learn about Jerusalem Avenue.

33-03

In August of 1944, Jerusalem Avenue

33-07

was one of the main roads running east and west

33-10

through this city, just as it is today.

33-14

Control of that road was crucially important

33-17

to both sides in the battle for Warsaw.

33-21

The German military wanted it as their most direct route

33-24

to move troops and to form a very strong front.

33-30

And for the Polish Home Army, the ability to pass

33-33

north and south across that street was critical

33-36

to keep the center of the city, and the Uprising itself,

33-41

from being split apart and destroyed.

33-45

Every night, the Poles put up sandbags amid machine

33-49

gun fire — and it was horrendous fire —

33-55

to protect a narrow passage across Jerusalem Avenue.

34-00

Every day, the enemy forces knocked them down

34-03

again and again and again.

34-05

Then the Poles dug a trench.

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Finally, they built a barricade.

34-10

And the brave Polish fighters began to flow

34-12

across Jerusalem Avenue.

34-15

That narrow passageway, just a few feet wide,

34-19

was the fragile link that kept the Uprising alive.

34-24

Between its walls, a constant stream

34-26

of citizens and freedom fighters made their perilous,

34-30

just perilous, sprints.

34-33

They ran across that street, they ran through

34-36

that street, they ran under that street —

34-39

all to defend this city.

34-42

“The far side was several yards away,”

34-46

recalled one young Polish woman named Greta.

34-49

That mortality and that life was so important to her.

34-57

In fact, she said, “The mortally dangerous sector

35-02

of the street was soaked in the blood.

35-05

It was the blood of messengers, liaison girls,

35-09

and couriers.”

35-11

Nazi snipers shot at anybody who crossed.

35-15

Anybody who crossed, they were being shot at.

35-18

Their soldiers burned every building

35-20

on the street, and they used the Poles as human shields

35-24

for their tanks in their effort to capture

35-27

Jerusalem Avenue.

35-29

The enemy never ceased its relentless assault

35-32

on that small outpost of civilization.

35-36

And the Poles never ceased its defense.

35-40

The Jerusalem Avenue passage required constant protection,

35-45

repair, and reinforcement, but the will of its defenders

35-49

did not waver, even in the face of death.

35-53

And to the last days of the Uprising,

35-56

the fragile crossing never, ever failed.

36-00

It was never, ever forgotten.

36-03

It was kept open by the Polish people.

36-07

The memories of those who perished in the Warsaw Uprising

36-11

cry out across the decades, and few are clearer

36-16

than the memories of those who died

36-18

to build and defend the Jerusalem Avenue crossing.

36-22

Those heroes remind us that the West

36-25

was saved with the blood of patriots;

36-29

that each generation must rise up and play their part

36-33

in its defense —

36-42

(Applause.)

36-44

— and that every foot of ground, and every last inch

36-46

of civilization, is worth defending with your life.

36-50

Our own fight for the West does not begin

36-53

on the battlefield — it begins with our minds, our wills,

36-56

and our souls.

36-57

Today, the ties that unite our civilization

37-00

are no less vital, and demand no less defense, than that bare

37-06

shred of land on which the hope of Poland

37-10

once totally rested.

37-13

Our freedom, our civilization,

37-16

and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture,

37-21

and memory.

37-22

And today as ever, Poland is in our heart,

37-26

and its people are in that fight.

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(Applause.)

37-35

Just as Poland could not be broken, I declare today

37-39

for the world to hear

37-40

that the West will never, ever be broken.

37-45

Our values will prevail.

37-47

Our people will thrive.

37-50

And our civilization will triumph.

37-55

(Applause.)

38-01

Audience- Donald Trump!

38-03

Donald Trump!

38-05

Donald Trump!

38-18

The President- Thank you.

38-19

So, together, let us all fight like the Poles —

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for family, for freedom, for country, and for God.

38-27

Thank you.

38-27

God Bless You.

38-28

God bless the Polish people.

38-30

God bless our allies.

38-33

And God bless the United States of America.

38-36

Thank you.

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God bless you.

38-37

Thank you very much.

38-39

(Applause.)

 

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President Donald Trump Speech at The Celebrate Freedom Rally 2017

President Donald Trump Speech at The Celebrate Freedom Rally

Paying tribute to those who have proudly served our nation in uniform. On this my very first Independence Day celebration as President, there is no place I’d rather be than with you

President Trump recognized and introduced Harry Miller who fought in the Battle of the Bulge

Captain Luis Avila

Captain Luis Avila

And Captain Luis Avila

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thank you but thank you very much this

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is some group some group nice to win

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isn’t it isn’t it nice to wear Robert

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thank you very much for that incredible

0-14

introduction and thank you to everyone

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from First Baptist Dallas

0-19

Thank You pastor you and Amy have stood

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with us since the very very beginning

0-27

and I will always stand with you I’ve

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told you that and I mean that I will

0-32

always be with you I appreciate it thank

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you and I’m honored to join you at the

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first ever fourth of July freedom rally

0-46

taking place here at the Kennedy Center

0-48

as we pay tribute to those who have

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proudly served our nation in uniform

0-54

thank you very much

0-56

[Applause]

1-05

tonight we have been inspired by music

1-08

that fills our heart stirs ourselves and

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reminds us all of who we are one nation

1-14

under God

1-17

[Applause]

1-24

to First Baptist music director Doran

1-28

bug and to every musician and member of

1-32

the choir who has performed with such

1-35

incredible grace and skill and I heard

1-38

them backstage I said let me out there

1-41

that is the most beautiful music

1-49

I just want to say that your music

1-52

honors our heroes more eloquently than

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words could ever do and I just want to

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thank you that’s real talent standing

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behind me thank you folks

2-03

[Applause]

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and let me say to the hundreds of

2-10

veterans with us tonight that for my

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very first Independence Day celebration

2-16

as president there is no place I’d

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rather be than with you

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tell you that

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[Applause]

2-31

and I promise you then you see it

2-34

happening day by day just the other day

2-37

we signed veterans accountability

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they’ve been trying to do it for 40

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years

2-43

[Applause]

2-52

for 40 years they’ve been trying you

2-55

couldn’t fire somebody if they were

2-56

horrible doing a terrible job for the

2-58

veterans robbing stealing hurting people

3-02

you couldn’t do anything it’s called the

3-05

Veterans Accountability Act and now you

3-07

can say you’re fired

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thank you and I promise you that we will

3-31

always take care of our great veterans

3-35

always right Louie you better believe it

3-37

and Paula’s up there

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Paula White has been so helpful you’ve

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thank you I love you too actually you’ve

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shed your blood you’ve poured your love

3-52

and you’ve bared your soul in defense of

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our country our people and our great

3-59

American flag your loyalty to our nation

4-03

is measured not merely in words but in

4-06

deeds you race through gunfire stare

4-09

down enemy forces and ran past the gates

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of hell to fight and to win for America

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and you won for America and we’re going

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to take care of it

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[Applause]

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the story of America’s men and women in

4-36

uniform is the story of freedom and

4-39

overcoming oppression the strong

4-42

protecting the weak and the good

4-44

defeating evil there’s a lot of evil out

4-48

there I want to tell you there’s a lot

4-50

of evil I was left a mess the fact is

4-54

but we’re cleaning it up

4-56

you watch cleaning it up cleaning it up

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we are awed by your service and your

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sacrifice and so to the veterans here

5-12

tonight of which there are many will you

5-15

please stand right now please stand

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thank you

5-43

[Applause]

5-56

on behalf of our very grateful nation

5-59

thank you very much thank you very much

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we will always always remember what you

6-07

did for us tonight we celebrate veterans

6-11

we also reflect on everything we cherish

6-15

as Americans we love our country we love

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our families we love our freedom and we

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love our God

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[Applause]

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since the signing of the Declaration of

6-39

Independence 241 years ago America

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always affirmed that Liberty comes from

6-46

our Creator our our rights are given to

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us by God and no earthly force can ever

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take those rights away

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[Applause]

7-06

that is why my administration is

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transferring power out of Washington and

7-11

returning that power back to where it

7-15

belongs to the people to the people the

7-26

fake media is trying to silence us but

7-31

we will not let them because the people

7-36

know the truth

7-39

the fake media tried to stop us from

7-42

going to the White House but I’m

7-45

president and they’re not

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[Applause]

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we won and they lost the fact is the

8-28

press has destroyed themselves because

8-32

they went too far

8-36

instead of being subtle and smart they

8-41

use the hatchet and the people saw it

8-44

right from the beginning

8-49

the dishonest media will never keep us

8-53

from accomplishing our objectives on

8-56

behalf of our great American people will

9-01

never happen their agenda is not your

9-09

agenda you’ve been saying it I will

9-11

never stop fighting for you I am

9-14

delivering on trade on the economy on

9-17

the Supreme Court on the Second

9-20

Amendment on our military for our

9-22

veteran and on our borders

9-27

where we are doing record record

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stoppage

9-32

[Applause]

9-40

thank you

9-45

and we are supporting our incredible

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police and law enforcement

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[Applause]

10-08

we will save American lives protect

10-11

American sovereignty and we will ensure

10-15

the Forgotten men and women of our

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country are never forgotten again for

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too long

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politicians have tried all have they

10-31

tried to centralize authority among the

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hands of a small few in our nation’s

10-39

capital I see them all the time

10-43

bureaucrats think they can run over your

10-45

lives overrule your values meddle in

10-49

your faith and tell you how to live what

10-53

to say and where to pray but we know

10-57

that parents not bureaucrats know best

11-01

how to raise their children and create a

11-05

thriving Society

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[Applause]

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and we know that families and churches

11-23

not government officials know best how

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to create a strong and loving community

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and above all else we know this in

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America we don’t worship government we

11-42

worship God

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[Applause]

12-11

our religious liberty is enshrined in

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the very first amendment in the Bill of

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Rights the American founders invoked our

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Creator four times in the Declaration of

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Independence Benjamin Franklin reminded

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his colleagues at the Constitutional

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Convention to begin by bowing their

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heads in prayer I remind you that we’re

12-43

going to start saying Merry Christmas

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again

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hmm

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inscribed on our currency are the words

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In God We Trust but not only has God

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bestowed on us the gift of freedom he’s

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also given us the gift of heroes willing

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to give their lives to defend that

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freedom you just stood in every struggle

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against evil throughout our history as

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America’s service members have huddled

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around campfires and sought refuge in

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foxholes they’ve called on their Creator

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for support in world war two when

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General George Patton that was a real

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general we got some patents today too I

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found them Mad Dog matters

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[Applause]

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and he doesn’t like doing a lot of

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talking but I want to tell you Isis the

14-15

whole different ball game folks they’re

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going fast but when Patton ran into a

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problem that he couldn’t solve he knew

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what to do he prayed frustrated by range

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that were stalling the advance of his

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third army across Europe in early

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December 1944 horrible weather Patton

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asked an army chaplain to come up with a

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good prayer for the weather Patton then

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had a quarter of a million copies of

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that prayer printed and distributed to

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the soldiers of the Third Army just

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before the Battle of the Bulge that was

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a big one did very well there

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five hundred thousand American soldiers

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fought that pivotal battle of the Second

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World War one of those soldiers is here

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with us tonight his name is Harry F

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Miller where’s Harry where’s Harry Harry

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stand up Harry

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[Applause]

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like many of the heroes of his

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generation

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Harry wasn’t exactly straightforward

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about his age when he enlisted in the

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Army Reserves shame on you how he was

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just 15 but he told them he was old

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enough to join then he immediately asked

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for a transfer to active duty six months

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after he had listed private Miller was

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on his way to Europe to fight for our

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country

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[Applause]

16-39

a couple of months after that he was in

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the freezing cold how cold cold he said

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really cold and driving range of Belgium

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with the 740 of tank battalion attached

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to the 82nd airborne as the Battle of

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the Bulge began Harry got his orders to

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go find tanks at a weapon storage

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facility

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when he arrived he says he and his

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friends found nothing but tanks they

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were all over the place right nothing

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but tanks but they didn’t let the tanks

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stop them out of what spare parts they

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could find and through sheer grit and

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resolve they somehow managed to repair

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three of those tanks and get them all

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set for action and ready to fight and

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before long those three tanks were nose

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to nose with the lead elements of a

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German SS Panzer Division and that was

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tough stuff in a short time those tanks

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had knocked out the first three tanks of

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the enemy and the entire German division

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retreated they left

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that’s good Harry

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[Applause]

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that’s good Harry

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[Applause]

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Herry fought through the battle and the

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rest of the war and he went on to serve

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our armed forces for 22 years retiring

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as a Senior Master Sergeant a lot of

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guts

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tomorrow Harry will be 89 tomorrow so on

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behalf of this very large group in this

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beautiful building senior master

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sergeant Miller happy birthday thank you

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for your lifetime of service and thank

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you for helping out thank you very much

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[Applause]

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every veteran with us tonight from every

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branch of the military Army Navy Marines

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Air Force and Coast Guard I want you to

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know that we will always keep our

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promises to those who have kept us free

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since my very first day in office we’ve

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taken one action after another to make

19-45

sure that our veterans get the care they

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so richly deserve

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we’ve published wait times those wait

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times were bad weren’t they but boy are

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they getting better and fast and we’ve

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published them at every VA facility

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delivered same day mental health

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services at every VA Medical Center

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nearly doubled

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[Applause]

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the number of veterans given approvals

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to see the doctor of their choice and as

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I said just signed brand-new legislation

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went through the house went through the

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Senate and I signed it so fast we didn’t

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want to take any chances right Harry to

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ensure every VA worker is held

20-48

accountable for the quality of care they

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provide to our veterans

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[Applause]

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tonight we are deeply honored to be

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joined by a number of wounded warriors

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from Walter Reed I was over there

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recently these are incredible people the

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enthusiasm and the spirit and some of

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them were hurt really badly

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they’ve got so much spirit and they love

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this country so much these American

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heroes risked everything so that you and

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I can live in freedom they gave all they

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had everything for their comrades their

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country and for victory they liked

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winning we like winning again don’t we

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[Applause]

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you know the old days we used to win we

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sort of just keep fighting and fighting

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and fighting gonna win again folks

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we applaud their strength their courage

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and we really support that incredible

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wind that they have the will the will is

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so strong and that’s what they want to

22-06

do is they want to win and they want to

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win for you so thank you all very much

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for being here that was great

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[Applause]

22-16

one such hero is Captain Luis Avila

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where is he

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Luis Luis

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[Applause]

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we love you Louise

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[Applause]

22-35

the ways Wow

22-36

[Applause]

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Louisa’s here tonight along with his

22-57

wife Claudia Thank You Claudia thank you

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darling

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thank you thank you Louise served in the

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Army for 16 years he held many different

23-09

positions on five combat tours and he

23-13

was always a leader and everybody always

23-15

said I did some checking on you Louise

23-17

that you did a great job no matter where

23-20

you were no matter where you went on his

23-24

fifth deployment Louise bravely led his

23-27

company on a successful mission to

23-29

recover vital intelligence during this

23-33

critical mission his vehicle was struck

23-36

by explosives Louise was gravely wounded

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and lost his leg he received a Purple

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Heart for service and sacrifice to Lewis

23-47

and Claudia we will never forget the

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courageous sacrifice that you made for

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all of us in this room tonight and for

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everyone in our country thank you thank

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you

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[Applause]

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I want you all and all of our incredible

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wounded warriors to know you have an

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entire nation of more than 300 million

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people behind you and our nations

24-39

getting strong again you notice getting

24-42

strong again our hearts and our prayers

24-47

are joined with yours

24-49

your legacy like our gratitude will live

24-54

forever and I want to thank you thank

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you very much and Claudia thank you very

24-58

much thank you

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I also want to speak to all of the

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people see you thought I forgot in our

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faith community who are here with us

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tonight veterans and non-veterans alike

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you’re never gonna be forgotten you’ll

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never be forgotten my administration

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will always support and defend your

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religious liberty

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[Applause]

25-43

we don’t want to see God forced out of

25-45

the public square driven out of our

25-48

schools or pushed out of our civic life

25-52

we want to see prayers before football

25-55

games if they want to give prayers

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we want all children to have the

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opportunity to know the blessings of God

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we will not allow the government to

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censor sermons to restrict the free

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speech of our pastors and our preachers

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and the people that we most respect like

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Robert

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that is why just as I promised pastor

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Jeffress and other faith leaders I just

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signed an executive order following and

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this is something that makes me very

27-08

happy and very proud following through

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on my campaign pledge to stop the

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Johnson amendment from interfering with

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your First Amendment rights

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as long as I am president no one is

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going to stop you from practicing your

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faith or from preaching what is in your

27-48

heart we want to hear him one of the

27-55

most grave and dire threats to religious

27-58

freedom in the world today is the threat

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of terrorism and specifically it just

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seems it’s called radical Islamic

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terrorism and we cannot allow this

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terrorism and extremism to spread in our

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country or to find sanctuary on our

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shores or in our cities

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we want to make sure that anyone who

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seeks to join our country shares our

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values and has the capacity to love our

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people

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[Applause]

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thank you

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together we will protect our families

29-07

our nations and our borders and yes by

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the way for those that are curious we

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will build the wall okay because we

29-19

understand that a country is more than

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just its geography a nation is the sum

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of its citizens their hopes their dreams

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their aspirations America is a land rich

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with history traditions and values and

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as we have seen tonight what a group

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this is tonight America is also a land

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rich with heroes

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[Applause]

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and though we have many stories we all

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share one home and one glorious destiny

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a destiny that’s getting better and

30-08

better every single day

30-15

and whether we are black or brown or

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white and you’ve heard me say this

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before we all bleed the same red blood

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we all salute the same great American

30-38

flag and we are all made by the same

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Almighty God

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[Applause]

31-09

we face many challenges there are many

31-12

hills and mountains to climb but with

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the strength and courage of the Patriots

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assembled in this room tonight we will

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scare I mean and you say it and you see

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it all the time and we’re doing it all

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the time because we’re scaling those

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summits and we will get the job done we

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will all prove worthy of this very

31-45

important moment in history and we will

31-48

prove worthy of the sacrifice that our

31-52

brave veterans have made as long as we

31-56

have pride in our beliefs courage in our

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convictions and faith in our God we will

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not fail

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[Applause]

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as long as our country remains true to

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its values loyal to its heroes and

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devoted to its creator then our best

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days are yet to come because we will

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make America great again

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[Applause]

32-46

thank you

32-52

– my friend pastor Jeffers and dePaula

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and to Louie into Harry and de lewis and

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everybody in this room and everybody in

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this country thank you for your great

33-09

support I appreciate it

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I will not let you down – all of our

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incredible veterans

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– the people in the military and –

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evangelical Christians who came out in

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record record record numbers thank you

33-27

have a wonderful Independence Day god

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bless you god bless our nation’s

33-34

veterans

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god bless the United States of America

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thank you very much

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you

 

Army Veteran Harry Miller shares his story from Battle of the Bulge



https://youtu.be/tDLcEomh474

 

On December 16, 1944, the Germans launched what is considered their last major offensive of World War II. Just shortly after the Allied force’s successfully invaded Normandy, France, the surprise attack from Hitler’s forces caught them off guard. The battle lasted until January 25, 1945. The United States suffered 19,000 fatalities and more than 89,000 casualties.

In commemoration of the 72nd anniversary of this historic battle of courage and fortitude, we invite you to meet Army Veteran, Harry Miller.

Harry served in the Army from 1944 ? 1953 during World War II. He first served as a member of a tank crew, then transitioned to a messenger center clerk. He fought in the Battle of the Bulge.

During the battle, the 1st Army Headquarters instructed the tank crews to go down to an ordnance depot and take whatever they needed for the tanks. “We had to take good parts off of one tank and put it on another. We finally got three tanks and a tank destroyer that would operate and run, and had a gun,” he said in an interview with VA. They took the three working tanks and sent them to their C Company. Those three tanks ended up taking out three German tanks, which ended up being members of the 1st SS Panzer Division Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler being, Hitler’s old bodyguards.

After World War II, Harry went on to serve in Korea and Vietnam and served enlistments in both the Army and the Air Force.

Listen to the audio below for Harry’s full account of his service before, during, and shortly after the Battle of Bulge.

 

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English

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HARRY F. MILLER- Your life is dependent on everybody that’s around you.

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I mean, I know of cases where

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a man would be talking to another man,

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a round would come in and hit the one guy,

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and the other guy not get a scratch,

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and you depend on the guy next to you,

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you depend on the people in back of you, and

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you depend on everybody.

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Everything was going fine until the 16th of

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December, 1944 and the Germans broke

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through, and at first nobody was too

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concerned about it except for the fact

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that we had only green divisions in the

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Ardennes at that time. And so, they kept

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pressing further and further. Well,

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finally the first Army headquarters told

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us to go down to this ordinance depot

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and take anything we want. The only thing

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that was there was old shot up tanks

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and one with holes in them and worn-out

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engines messed up. And we had to take

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good parts of one tank and put it on another.

1-05

We finally got three tanks and a

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tank destroyer that would operate, and

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would run, and had a gun and it would fire.

1-14

So, we got those and they

1-17

gave them to our C-Company and they told them

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to go down to the railroad station at

1-23

Stoumont, Belgium. To approach this train

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station — it sat here and there was a row

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that came around a curve and right

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down to the train station.

1-33

Well, our C-Company met them at this

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curve, and the first American tank saw the

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first German tank, and they fired at him

1-41

and the round — ‘course the guns and had not been

1-44

checked to see how accurate they were —

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but they fired and the round bounced, and

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went into the German tank and knocked it out.

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It was just … just a lucky shot… knocked out the

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first tank. Well, he reloaded — the American

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tank reloaded, and round got stuck so he

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motioned for the next tank to come

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around. When he came around the curve he

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caught the second tank, and he fired on it,

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and knocked it out.

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Same thing happened on the next round.

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The third tank was a tank destroyer which

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has a 90 millimeter gun on rather than

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75 or 76, so he hit this German tank and

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knocked it out. Well, this was the First SS

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Panzer Division, which was Hitler’s old bodyguard.

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And they were a tough bunch of so-and-sos.

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And they were treated that way

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for the rest of the war, by the way. By us.

 

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Montage on Illegal Immigration by Bill Clinton – Harry Reid – Tim Kaine – Hillary Clinton – Barack Hussein Obama

Montage on Illegal Immigration by Bill Clinton – Harry Reid – Tim Kaine – Hillary Clinton – Barack Hussein Obama

Can you say, Hypocrite? Montage on Illegal Immigration by Bill Clinton – Harry Reid – Tim Kaine – Hillary Clinton – Barack Hussein Obama

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0-00

all Americans not only in the state’s

0-02

most heavily affected but in every place

0-03

in this country are rightly disturbed by

0-05

the large numbers of illegal aliens

0-08

entering our country the jobs they hold

0-11

might otherwise be held by citizens or

0-13

legal immigrants the public service they

0-15

use impose burdens on our taxpayers

0-17

that’s why our administration has moved

0-19

aggressively to secure our borders more

0-21

by hiring a record number of new border

0-23

guards by deporting twice as many

0-25

criminal aliens as ever before by

0-28

cracking down on illegal hiring by

0-30

borrowing welfare benefits to illegal

0-32

aliens in the budget I will present to

0-35

you we will try to do more to speed the

0-37

deportation of illegal aliens who are

0-39

arrested for crimes to better identify

0-41

illegal aliens in the work face as

0-43

recommended by the Commission headed by

0-45

former congresswoman Barbara Jordan we

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are a nation of immigrants but we are

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also a nation of laws it is wrong and

0-54

ultimately self-defeating for a nation

0-57

of immigrants to permit the kind of

0-58

abuse of our immigration laws we have

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seen in recent years and we must do more

1-04

to stop it if making it easy to be an

1-11

illegal alien is enough how about

1-13

offering a reward for being an illegal

1-15

immigrant no son no sane country would

1-19

do that right guess again if you break

1-23

our laws by entering this country

1-25

without permission and give birth to a

1-27

child we reward that child with US

1-30

citizenship and guarantee of full access

1-34

to all public and social services this

1-36

society provides and that’s a lot of

1-38

services is it any wonder that

1-41

two-thirds of the babies born at

1-43

taxpayer expensive country county run

1-45

hospitals in Los Angeles are born to

1-49

illegal alien mothers we’ve got to do

1-52

several things and I am you know

1-53

adamantly against illegal immigrants I

1-56

made this exception basically on

1-57

humanitarian grounds because of the

1-59

individual stories but certainly we’ve

2-02

got to do more at our borders and people

2-04

have to stop employing illegal

2-06

immigrants

2-07

to Westchester go to Suffolk and Nassau

2-10

County stand in the street corners on in

2-12

Brooklyn or the Bronx you’re gonna see

2-14

loads of people waiting to get picked up

2-16

to go do yard work and construction work

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and domestic work

2-20

I’m deeply opposed to illegal

2-22

immigration and I call on the federal

2-24

government the President and the

2-26

Immigration Services to stop the in

2-28

flood of illegal immigrants into this

2-29

country and I’ve supported wise state

2-31

policies to try to make sure that we do

2-34

not provide services to folks in this

2-36

state who are not here legally and less

2-38

public health or safety demands it but

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there is a serious local problem in

2-42

Northern Virginia caused by the federal

2-44

government’s intentional policy of not

2-46

enforcing the immigration laws folks

2-48

congregate on a street corner in Herndon

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and Herndon local elected officials

2-53

decided that the best thing to do was to

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have them come in doors I wouldn’t

2-57

support state efforts for that we all

2-59

agree on the need to better secure the

3-03

border and a punish employers who choose

3-05

to hire illegal immigrants you know we

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are a generous and welcoming people here

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in the United States but those who enter

3-12

the country illegally and those who

3-14

employ them disrespect the rule of law

3-16

and they are showing disregard for those

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who are following the law we simply

3-24

cannot allow people to pour into the

3-26

United States undetected undocumented

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unchecked and circumventing the line of

3-33

people who are waiting patiently

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diligently and lawfully to become

3-38

immigrants in this country what

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difference at this point does it make

 

Is this a true statement – 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real

Is this a true statement? “97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real.”

It’s one of the most illogical, unscientific arguments you can make

Climate Scientist out of context

Climate Scientist out of context

 

How many times have you heard that statement? Probably hundreds. It may seem like a compelling and scientific argument against fossil fuels, but it’s one of the most illogical, unscientific arguments you can make. To see how, let’s use this form of argument for another controversial product, vaccines.

An anti-vaccine person approaches you and says, “97 percent of doctors say that the side effects of vaccines are real?”

What would you say in response?

You’d probably say, “Yeah but the benefits far outweigh the side effects.”

By saying that “97% of doctors agree that vaccine side effects are real” without mentioning any of the benefits of vaccines, the anti-vaccine activist is trying to get you to look at the potential dangers of vaccines out of context.

When fossil fuel opponents say “97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real,” they are doing the same. Yes, using fossil fuels for energy has a side effect?increasing the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere. Okay. But what about the upside? In the case of fossil fuel that upside is enormous: the cheap, plentiful, and reliable energy that makes modern life possible, and at a scale no other energy source can match.

So, how significant is the side effect? This raises another problem with the statement “97% percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is real.” It tells us nothing about the meaning or magnitude of “climate change”?whether it’s a mild, manageable warming or a runaway, catastrophic warming. This is an example of the fallacy of equivocation?using the same term in different, contradictory ways.

If someone were to say “97% of doctors agree that vaccine side effects are real,” what exact “vaccine side effects” do the doctors agree on? That a certain number of babies will get a rash? Or that large percentages will get full-blown autism? Precision is key, right?

But fossil fuel opponents don’t want you to know the precise magnitude of climate change. Because if you did you wouldn’t be scared of climate change, you would be scared of losing the benefits of fossil fuels.

For example, listen to how Secretary of State John Kerry manipulates the “97 percent of scientists” line. “97 percent of climate scientists have confirmed that climate change is happening and that human activity is responsible,” he said in a speech in Indonesia in 2014. Later, in the same speech, he claimed that Scientists agree that, “The world as we know it will change?and it will change dramatically for the worse.” 97 percent of climate scientists never said any such thing.

So what did the 97 percent actually say? It turns out, nothing remotely resembling catastrophic climate change. One of the main studies justifying 97 percent was done by John Cook, a climate communications fellow for the Global Change Institute in Australia. Here’s his own summary of his survey: “Cook et al. (2013) found that over 97 percent [of papers surveyed] endorsed the view that the Earth is warming up and human emissions of greenhouse gases are the main cause.”

“Main cause” means “over 50 percent. But the vast majority of papers don’t say that human beings are the main cause of recent warming. In fact, one analysis showed that less than 2 percent of papers actually said that.

How did Cook get to 97 percent, then? First, he added papers that explicitly said there was man-made warming but didn’t say how much. Then, he added papers that didn’t even say there was man-made warming, but he thought it was implied.

A scientific researcher has a sacred obligation to accurately report his findings. Cook and researchers like him have failed us?as have the politicians and media figures who have blindly repeated the 97 percent claim to support their anti-fossil fuel goals.

How can we protect ourselves against this kind of manipulation? Whenever someone tells you that scientists agree on something, ask two questions: “What exactly do they agree on? And, “How did they prove it?”

I’m Alex Epstein, author of The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels, for Prager University.

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