Why the West must cut the apologies
By Rev. Dr. Joseph D’souza for Washington Times
In early July, President Trump delivered what many believe was his best speech to date. Speaking at Krasinski Square in Warsaw, Poland, Mr. Trump gave an unabashed defense of the cultural values that have made Western civilization great.
“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,” said the president.
“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. … And above all, we value the dignity of every human life, protect the rights of every person, and share the hope of every soul to live in freedom. That is who we are. Those are the priceless ties that bind us together as nations, as allies, and as a civilization.”
The West’s true enemies, Mr. Trump said, are those who “threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith and tradition that make us who we are.”
Mr. Trump’s speech got such high marks on public polls that even Democrats gave it a passing score. Yet, as expected, the critics emerged.
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