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Trump: “America Will Never Be a Socialist Country”

President Trump in his State of the Union address Tuesday night declared that the United States would never go down the path of socialism.

“Here, in the United States, we are alarmed by new calls to adopt socialism in our country,” Trump told Congress Tuesday night. “We are born free, and we will stay free. Tonight, we renew our resolve that America will never be a socialist country,” he said. 

“America was founded on liberty and independence — not government coercion, domination, and control.”

It was a Reaganesque moment. A line in the sand. It ranked with “Tear down this wall, Mr. Gorbachev,” and “Ich bin ein Berliner.”

The truly frightening thing is that he would even have to say it. But it needed to be said.

What were your favorite moments from this long, but extremely compelling, address?

22 Responses to Trump: “America Will Never Be a Socialist Country”

  1. It was a great speech. President Trump said many things that needed to be said especially about freedom. What struck me was the attitude of the democrats and how by just sitting there, they showed their contempt for our country.

  2. The online MSM in Phoenix this morning:
    headlines about the Trump SOTU –
    Joshua Trump fell asleep during the SOTU speech.
    Trump ‘bashes’ McCain months after his death.

    It seems they couldn’t find anything positive or inspiring in MrTrump’s rousing speech last night.
    IMO, MrTrump exposed and embarrassed the Dems and their ugly agenda last night for all to see. From the uniformed Dem women to the sullen looks on the faces of the Dem men, it’s obvious the last thing they want for America is full unemployment and a kinder life where children are cherished. His remark that illegal immigration is “cruel” is the truth that others seem to ignore.
    The trend that (suspect) polls indicate that Americans would embrace a socialist society is mainly the MSM/Dem/leftist dream and our nightmare.
    About the “free” people: When the government can decide what healthcare is necessary, that it’s illegal to use a plastic straw to drink something, when the elites want to confiscate someone’s assets for being too generous, and all of the other restraints on living a private life, then we’re not so “free” anymore.

  3. This is right out of Article II of the Democratic Socialists of America Constitution:

    “We are socialists because we share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships.”

    Sound familiar? It’s called communism. And we all know how well THAT tuned out. Just ask the East Germans. Oh, wait – there is no East Germany anymore.

    This is what they really want:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbRHt5GCGes

  4. I didn’t see the entire speech but what I did see was good. I know people don’t think he’s a great orator. Many thought President Obama was. I strongly disagree. President Obama coveyed a certain arrogance when speaking especially the way he cocked his head. That being said President Trump’s speech was straight forward and I don’t get the comments about being so devisive. It’s true he contributes to some of the hateful rhetoric but he is far from being solely responsible. I think he was seeking unity but not getting everything you want is not devisive. As for the alleged threat about investigations he is right. For too long in this and prior administrations too much time spent investigating and not enough time legislating. Doesn’t mean there aren’t circumstances where it’s warranted but that’s about all that “appears” to be happening.

    Many things just require simple statements. I thought there were some moments where he was very warm and displayed a sense of humor such that many laughed. It wasn’t full of platitudes as Is usually the case. Heard someone say he should have talked more about the ongoing negotiations in congress to settle the budget issues. That was a congressman from Florida. That’s not the purpose of the state of the union.

    It truly was pathetic watching the opposing party looking for direction from their members as to what to do. Especially the freshmen women. I observed joe manchin standing often when others in his party were not.

    As a whole it looked like a lot of angry people.

    A family member commented recently that a lot of people passing by you just don’t seem to have a soul. Get a grip people.

  5. I watched the opening minutes of national television news tonight. Know how they introduced their story about Trump’s State of the Union speech? Like this” “The fallout from the State of the Union speech continues tonight.” The fallout? As in disaster? As in catastrophe?

    I turned the television off immediately. And these fanatic anti-Trump media big shots wonder why they are the laughing stock of the Nation.

    • NBC tonight gave a “fact checking” of the address. Of course, Trump is not telling the truth.

      No one has talked about the Democrat rebuttal made by the lady who did not win the governor’s race. It was not much. She mainly talked about herself.

      I’ve been watching TV from Australia and Canada.

    • If you mean we have too much government intervention in the economy I agree. But we still have private property rights, the ability to change jobs/careers, and free enterprise (albeit under too much government regulation).