For John, BLUF: Good words. Nothing to see here; just move along.
Professor Ann Althouse talking about President Trump's speech in Poland, alongside Polish President Andrejz Duda, in Krasinski Square, in Poland.
Here is the text of the whole speech. And here is what Professor Althouse excerpted from President Trump's speech:
The world has never known anything like our community of nations. We write symphonies. We pursue innovation. We celebrate our ancient heroes, embrace our timeless traditions and customs, and always seek to explore and discover brand-new frontiers. We reward brilliance. We strive for excellence, and cherish inspiring works of art that honor God. We treasure the rule of law and protect the right to free speech and free expression. We empower women as pillars of our society and of our success. We put faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, at the center of our lives.Nice, short sentences. Easy to understand. Yes, we have something special and we should preserve it.
And we debate everything. We challenge everything. We seek to know everything so that we can better know ourselves….
And if we fail to preserve it, it will never, ever exist again. So we cannot fail.
Remember the late British Prime Minister, Margaret Thatcher, and her comment, "Europe was created by history. America was created by philosophy." Per Author Sarah Hoyt, that philosophy gives us a nation, "one founded on the belief that individuals can be self-governing and are the bosses of their own government."
Hat tip to Ann Althouse.
Regards — Cliff