There’s a popular line in the iconic film “Princess Bride” where Inigo Mantoya tells Vizzini (after repeatedly using the word inconceivable) “You keep using that word. I’m not sure you know what it means.”
I’ve heard a lot of people using the word freedom to promote everything from healthcare to transgender bathrooms. I’m not sure they know what it means. Last Thursday, Donald Trump rocked the Republican convention clearly defining what freedom means and why everyone benefits from it.
Minutes after the convention ended Van Jones said Trump’s speech was “psychopathic” and declared the entire convention a “hate fest.” If you hate freedom, that would be a good assessment. But if what you want is to keep more of your hard-earned money, a return to law and order, safe neighborhoods, strong national defense, protected borders, free speech and a just tax system, then you were probably one of the many Americans who loved Mr. Trump’s speech.
(Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Many people were wondering if Donald Trump would tone down his normal dialogue after being nominated. Those who were hoping he wouldn’t were not let down. Those who were hoping he would were sorely disappointed. You certainly can’t argue with enthusiastic statements like “I am the law and order candidate” and “I am your voice.” It is that voice that enthralled millions of Americans who were tired of being ignored by their elected leaders, maligned by the media and oppressed by their government.
When Trump first mentioned illegal immigration last year and called for securing our borders millions of Americans rose up and took notice. When he talked about our nation’s security, about an out of control government and expressed frustration with a broken system, he impassioned Americans of all races, parties and economic backgrounds transforming his candidacy from a campaign to a movement.
When he was ridiculed by the media his support doubled because Americans are fed up with the bias, socialist-promoting media. When he was chastised for not releasing his tax records Americans cheered him on because they despise the IRS and are fed up with our convoluted out-of-control tax system. When he unapologetically talked of his wealth, hard-working Americans cheered him on because they were tired of being ridiculed for success and accused of being greedy for wanting to keep more of their hard-earned money—money they earned with their own blood, sweat and tears. In short, Donald Trump simply spent his campaign talking about freedom and Americans loved it! What they loved even more was that the media was listening and the establishment—that most Americans are utterly disgusted with—was running scared.
Donald Trump’s acceptance speech was a culmination of everything he’s already been saying and exactly what everyone wanted to hear. He used current events and specific examples to clearly define the problems we face and outlined his solutions to correct them. Despite what Van Jones thought and what Democrat operatives have been touting since, the GOP convention was the furthest thing from a hate fest. It was a freedom fest.
The convention floor looked like a cross section of America. The speakers were a cross section of America, each one clearly making the case for freedom culminating with Donald Trump boldly declaring the obvious—that people like Hillary Clinton don’t want you to know—freedom benefits everyone!
No one can argue that standing strong against Islamic State and Islamic terrorism is good for every American regardless of race, income or gender. Taking a strong stand on Islamic terrorism would have certainly made a difference in Florida and would definitely deter future attacks on all Americans wherever they live and whatever their lifestyle. Upholding the law should be a no brainer. The rule of law applies to all regardless of color circumstance or political position. Opportunity is available to all who are willing to work hard to achieve their goals. Constitutional judges protect the rights of everyone.
But that is not information destroyers of Liberty like Hillary Clinton and Van Jones want you to know or believe.
Destroyers of liberty rely on fear and hate to destroy and I’m sure we’ll see that on display this week at the Democrat convention. Prepare for a stark contrast from what we saw last week. Hillary Clinton and Barak Obama have demonstrated they condone violence, propagate lies, incite division and encourage chaos. The Democrat convention will no doubt be a reflection of that. Hillary parades victims but last week Donald Trump showcased freedom.
I have never been a Donald Trump fan but I was a definite fan of his speech at the convention. Of course it’s just a speech and there have been a lot of good speeches with little or no action to follow. There are a lot of good talkers but very few committed walkers. Still, after hearing Mr. Trump’s speech and the powerful endorsement from his daughter, I’m willing to at least give him a chance.
I’m not naive enough to believe that Trump will or even can do everything says, but I’m perceptive enough to know that Hillary Clinton will exacerbate everything going wrong in our country. It will be the last eight years...on steroids!
If all I get with Trump are Supreme Court Justices who uphold and not rewrite the Constitution; law and order restored in our communities; and a president who will call out Islamic terrorism for what it is and stand strong against it, then that’s worth fighting for. Overturning Linden Johhnon's gag order on pastors free speech would be would be huge icing on the cake!
Bottom line, if you want the candidate who’s going to tell you what kind of light bulbs to use in your house; what job you have and how much you can get paid; whether or not you can own a business and dictate how to run it and who your customers will be; what you can say in your church; what you can do on your land and whether or not you can even keep your land; where your kids go to school what you eat and how much time you can spend on the internet, then Hillary Clinton is your candidate.
But if you want any hope of even a smidgen of freedom then maybe Trump is worth considering. If for no other reason than to hold back the socialist path we’re on and give us more time to reach more people, touch more hearts and strengthen more communities, just maybe it’s worth our vote.
Kimberly Fletcher is the author of WOMEN: America’s Last Best Hope and the president and founder of HomeMakers for America Inc. The views in this article are solely of the author and not representative of HomeMakers for America Inc. Follow Kimberly on Facebook and Twitter @proudhomemaker and on her Blog
TheBlaze contributor channel supports an open discourse on a range of views. The opinions expressed in this channel are solely those of each individual author.