After some mixed considerations about attending this year’s Conservative Political Action Conference, CPAC, President Trump is apparently going to speak to the audience on Sunday February 28th. Without a doubt this will be one of the most anticipated speeches of this year….
(Fox News) Former President Trump will make his first major public appearance at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) conference later this month, Fox News has learned.
Traditionally held outside of Washington, D.C., the 2021 CPAC conference will kick off in Orlando, Fla., on Thursday. Trump will be talking about the future of the Republican Party and the conservative movement. Also, look for the 45th president to take on President Biden’s “disastrous amnesty and border policies,” according to a source familiar with Trump’s speech.
Trump has stayed relatively quiet since leaving the White House on Jan. 20 for his Mar-a-lago resort in Florida and after Twitter banned him from the social media platform after the Jan. 6 Capitol riot. But Trump has indicated he wants to stay politically active and told his supporters after his impeachment acquittal the MAGA movement is still going strong. (read more)
A very interesting article from Politico notes that President Trump is positioning himself to screen candidates for 2022 who support the MAGA initiatives. This would essentially be considered a hostile move by the professional republican elites.
As we previously mentioned, no republican is going to win any nomination, primary or general election without the MAGA endorsement of President Donald J Trump. This is the leverage that begins the “Big Ugly”, the destruction of the DeceptiCon wing of the UniParty bird.
POLITICO – […] According to three people familiar with the planning, Trump will soon begin vetting candidates at Mar-a-Lago who are eager to fulfill his promise to exact vengeance upon incumbent Republicans who’ve scorned him, and to ensure every open GOP seat in the 2022 midterms has a MAGA-approved contender vying for it.
Trump already has received dozens of requests from prospective candidates seeking to introduce themselves and nab his endorsement, and formal meetings with them could begin as early as March. Now that Trump has survived his second Senate impeachment trial, he has shifted his focus to post-presidential activism — a venture mostly bankrolled by his new leadership PAC, Save America, which had $31 million in its coffers at the start of this month. (read more)
The Ox is the second of all zodiac animals. According to one myth, the Jade Emperor said the order would be decided by the order in which they arrived to his party. The Ox was about to be the first to arrive, but Rat tricked Ox into giving him a ride. Then, just as they arrived, Rat jumped down and landed ahead of Ox. Thus, Ox became the second animal.
From a cyclical perspective, these are years that do correspond to important shifts in trends. The year 1913 was the year of the Ox when both the income tax and the Federal Reserve were created. (125 was the year the bull market really began to take off and real estate was the first to peak 2 years later. Of court 1949 was the first currency devaluation under Bretton Woods. Even 1961 was Kennedy election, 1973 OPEC, 1985 peak in dollar birth of G5, 1997 Asia Currency Crisis, 2009 bottom in the 2007 Financial Crisis, and now 2021 looks to be shaping up as a disaster and Biden takes control. The next will be 2033 one year after our model peaks in 2032.
According to information from Jenn Ellis President Trump has established office outside government to advance the interests of ‘America First’ policy. Hopefully this approach will be the leverage forcing the Republican establishment to protect the interests of 74+ million Americans, as more and more democrats simultaneously recognize the toxic intention of the left-wing agenda.
The office will “carry on the agenda of the Trump Administration through advocacy, organizing, and public activism,” the statement says. We have only just begun…
Additionally, there is an unofficial Telegram Page set up and awaiting official transfer to President Donald J Trump – VISIT HERE
Perhaps it seems antithetical to some, but the ability of President Donald Trump to influence the direction of this nation is likely to be more effective outside the machinations of DC corruption than it was within those constraints.
President Trump represents the interests of all Americans… his restraint to impede on liberty and freedom when provided the opportunity by the COVID-19 pandemic is a great illustration of his understanding the values of our nation.
As the totalitarian regime of JoeBama seeks to impose more ideological restrictions on liberty, and even more big government oppressive influences in our daily lives, we will see massive numbers of newly awakened citizens join our MAGA-ranks.
President Trump will be a greater political influence outside the system than he could have been inside it. He has already proved his merit and worth as a newly awakened majority bear witnesses to the insufferable hypocrisy of the conniving democrats and decepticons.
No political official within the GOP will ever win reelection if President Trump informs the patriotic people to turn-away from them. Trump’s influence will be much greater from outside the system -where he is unrestrained- than it was from within it. CTH can forsee a period of incredible consequence and transformation. We are never going back to that time when we did not see the strings on the Marionettes.
DC is exposed right now…. and the same system that rebuked ‘America First’ is standing in the blinding spotlight as they rush to cement policies that are not supported by the majority. The more they do this, the more the pressure of a backlash will build.
The future of President Trump, and by extension us, is not a future to fear. These are exceptional times to be alive. We have the leadership and the tools to advance the causes of liberty and freedom here at home. The future is bright.
I would suggest one aspect of life that will be important for all MAGA voters and supporters in the days, weeks and months ahead… Take a severe inventory of your friends, associations and networks. As this movement starts to take shape it is important for your health and well-being that each of us begin a process of spiritual hygiene.
Purge from your associations those negative minds that will not support the optimistic objectives of the America First movement. Do not allow those who define themselves through the need for negativity to be in your spiritual orbit. Expel those voices and retain your center of peace, prudence and optimism. Surround yourself with those who will elevate despite the challenges to provide optimal solutions. Get rid of the gnats who cannot and will not remain focused on goals and objectives.
Dispel the naysayers, they do not deserve your time or attention.
Allegory: Setting forth on the journey an older man sat his young son on the donkey and began walking the path. A few minutes into the trip a passer-by said “look at that selfish kid who is making the old man walk while he rides the donkey.”
The man took the boy down and they changed places.
A few moments later another passer-by said “look at that selfish man who is making that young child walk in the heat while he rides comfortably on the donkey.”
The man lifted the boy up so they both rode the donkey.
A few miles later another group passed by and remarked “look at that abusive man and that boy who are putting that poor donkey through the pain of carrying both of them.”
By the time the man and boy reached their destination they were carrying that donkey on their back….
You cannot please everyone, there is no point in trying.
The best life journey you can take is one with a loving God around you. If you try to please the naysayers you will end up carrying that donkey.
Don’t carry the donkey.
Live your best life, it’s the only one you have. Engage all with the spirit of optimism, thankfulness and fellowship. In the big picture, “the best is yet to come”…
This is a copy of the filing. I would suggest that all people that believe that America, as founded, is the best country ever created also abandon whatever party they are now in and join this new party. I’m switching all my donations from republicans to the patriots effective this month or as soon as Trump gives us a place to donate to not affiliated with republicans.
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Delivering remarks from Joint Base Andrews. President Trump noted the highlights of the past four years during the formal departure ceremony. [Video/Transcript Below]
…”I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success.” … “So just a goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form.” … “So, have a good life. We will see you soon.”
Thank you very much and we love you, and I can tell you that from the bottom of my heart. This has been an incredible four years we’ve accomplished so much together. I want to thank all of my family and my friends and my staff and so many other people for being here. I want to thank you for your effort, your hard work. People have no idea how hard this family work and they worked for you.
I want to thank Mark Meadows who’s here someplace right there. I want to thank Mark. But it’s been, it’s been something very special we’ve accomplished a lot. Our first lady has been a woman of great grace and beauty and dignity and so popular with the people, so popular with the people in fact. Honey, would you like to say a few words?
(Melania Trump: Being your first lady was my greatest honor. Thank you for your love and your support, you will be my thoughts and prayers. God bless you all. God bless your families, and God bless this beautiful nation.)
What else has to be said. Right?
But what we’ve done, that’s true honey, great job, what we’ve done has been amazing, by any standard. We rebuilt the United States military, we created a new force called Space Force. That in itself would be a major achievement for a regular administration. We were not a regular administration.
We took care of the vets, 91 percent approval rating. They’ve never had that before the vets have given us the VA. The vets have given us an approval rating like it has never been before. We took care of our vets and our beautiful vets, they were very badly treated before we came along. And as you know, we get them great service and we pick up the bill and they can go out and they can see a doctor if they have to wait long periods of time.
We got it so that we can sadly get rid of people that don’t treat our vets properly we had. We didn’t have any of those rights before when I came on, so our vets are happy our people are happy. Our military is thrilled. We also got tax cuts, the largest tax cut and reform in the history of our country by far.
I hope they don’t raise your taxes. But if they do, I told you so.
And if you look at the regulations, which I consider the regulation cuts to be maybe even more important. That’s why we have such good and have had such good job numbers. The job numbers have been absolutely incredible.
When we started, had we not been hit by the pandemic, we would have had numbers that would never have been seen. Already our numbers are the best ever. If you look at what happened until February, a year ago, our numbers were at a level that nobody had ever seen before. And even now we really built it twice. We got hit, nobody blames us for that the whole world got hit, and then we built it again. And now the stock market is actually substantially higher than it was at its higher point, prior to the pandemic. So it’s really, you could say we built it twice.
And you’re going to see, you’re going to see incredible numbers start coming in, if everything is sort of left alone. Be careful, very complex, be careful, but you’re going to see some incredible things happening. And remember us when you see these things happening, if you would, remember us because I’m looking at– I’m looking at elements of our economy that are said to be a rocket ship up. It’s a rocket ship up.
We have the greatest country in the world. We have the greatest economy in the world. And as bad as the pandemic was, we were hit so hard, just like the entire world was hit so hard, places that thought they got away with it, didn’t get away with it. They’re suffering right now. We did something that is really considered a medical miracle. They’re calling it a miracle and that was the vaccine. We got the vaccine developed in nine months instead of nine years or five years or 10 years or a long time. It was supposed to take a long time many, many years to develop a vaccine. We have two out, we have another one coming almost immediately and it really is a great achievement. So you should start to see really good numbers over the next few months. I think you’re going to see those numbers really skyrocket downward.
And I can only say this: we have worked hard. We’ve left it all as the athletes would say ‘we’ve left it all on the field.’
We don’t have to, we don’t have to come and say we’ll never say in a month when we’re sitting in Florida. We’re not going to be looking at each other and saying, “You know, if we only worked a little bit harder.” You can’t work harder. And we had a lot of obstacles and we went through the obstacles.
And we just got 75 million votes and that’s a record in the history of, in the history of sitting presidents. That’s an all time record by a lot by many millions in the history of sitting presidents it’s been really just an honor.
One of the things we’re very, very proud of is the selection of almost 300 federal judges and three great Supreme Court justices. That’s a very big number, that’s a record-setting number. And so we’ve done a lot and there’s still things to do. The first thing we have to do is pay our respects and our love to the incredible people and families who suffered so gravely from the China virus. It’s a horrible thing that was put onto the world. We all know where it came from, but it’s a horrible, horrible thing. So be very careful. Be very, very careful. But we want to pay great love, great love to all of the people that have suffered including families who have suffered so gravely.
So with that, I just want to say, you are amazing people. This is a great, great country. It is my greatest honor and privilege to have been your president.
I will always fight for you. I will be watching, I will be listening. And I will tell you that the future of this country has never been better. I wish the new administration great luck and great success. I think they’ll have great success, they have the foundation to do something really spectacular. And again, we put it in a position like it’s never been before, despite the worst plague to hit since, I guess you’d say, 1917–over 100 years ago. And despite that, the things that we’ve done have been just incredible and I couldn’t have done them done it without you.
So just a goodbye. We love you. We will be back in some form.
And, again, I want to thank our Vice President Mike Pence and Karen. I want to thank Congress, because we really worked well with Congress, at least certain elements of Congress. But we really did. We’ve gotten so much done that nobody thought would be possible. But I do want to thank Congress and I do want to thank all of the great people of Washington D.C., all of the people that we worked with to put this miracle together.
So, have a good life. We will see you soon. Thank you. Thank you very much. Thank you very much.
President Donald Trump and First Lady Melania Trump departed the White House earlier this morning delivering impromptu remarks to the assembled press pool.
During his term in office President Donald Trump delivered the most transparent administration in U.S. history. President Trump made himself available for impromptu media questioning more than any president in history. As the people’s president remarked to the media this morning:
…”Hopefully it’s not a long term goodbye, we’ll see each-other again. Thank you all very much. Thank you.”
CNN has done its best to absolutely trash everything Trump has ever done. They even have the audacity to write: “He leaves office with more than 400,000 Americans dead from a virus he chose to downplay or ignore” despite the fact when he shut down air travel from China the Democrats called him racist. While Covid 19 is quite serious, especially when the elderly and those with comorbidities are affected, during every flu season those over the age of 65 are most likely to die. CNN and others have used this virus to terrorize the population converting it into a political weapon where others have died because of a lack of healthcare for anything other than COVID.
But what CNN and its coconspirators are really doing is trying to DESPERATELY prevent any unity. As long as they can keep the country divided, then they can usher in draconian measure following Klaus Schwab and his World Economic Forum. Even Amazon deliberately tried to ensure they have a very diversified workforce for the greater the diversity the less likely they will unite to form a union. This is the very same psychological strategy this group has been using to undermine Trump and divide the nation to allow dramatic economic and political change – Agenda 2030.
Instead of promoting healing and unifying the country, CNN has embarked on yellow journalism filled with nothing but the same hatred they have demonstrated throughout the last four years and will seek to constantly rewrite the economic history of the Trump Administration. They have even beaten the record of Pulitzer and Hearst who created the fake facts to instigate the Spanish-American War. William Randolph Hearst’s memorable quote in his most famous January 1897 cable to the artist Frederic Remington at Havana: “Please remain [in Cuba]. You furnish the pictures and I’ll furnish the war.” CNN will also go down in history for its vile hatred and constant undermining of a president. They will now usher in the Great Reset and celebrate how wonderful this will be while overthrowing the very basic foundation of American liberty.
The Military is already stepping up its presence in the Middle East and the Comptroller of the Currency has informed the banks to participate in the coming digital currency. Between here and 2022, the United States will be turned upside down. Klaus Schwab has his fangs dug deep into this administration and he will be pushing for not just the Great Reset, but for his Agenda 2030 and Communism 3.0. I seriously doubt that the Biden Administration will be able to go that far without a major uprising.
I will write my letter warning President Biden of the course he is embarking on and the outcome of our model as I warned President Reagan in 1985 not to manipulate the dollar under the Plaza Accord and direction of James Baker. The dollar had already turned, and when it fell too far they held the Louver Accord in February 1987 to try to halt its decline. When the dollar continued lower, all confidence in the central banks collapsed and we ended up with the 1987 Crash which was precisely what I warned would unfold by 1987.
The 1987 Crash came precisely to the very day of the Economic Confidence Model which was 1987.8 or October 19th. It was my warning in 1985 that then compelled them to call me in after the Crash of 1987.
Once again, when we look at the Dollar and our Computer’s timing array, we see high volatility during the first quarter of 2022 and a Directional Change the next quarter with the biggest target coming thereafter during the Midterm Elections. This time, the same turning point of the ECM as was the case in 1987 is now March 22, 2022. With our political models showing a Panic Cycle in 2022, the hatred that CNN has amplified will come back in spades. They and the rest of mainstream media and the now corrupt social media desperately trying to shut down all ability to even comment against their Great Reste agenda, will only lead to more violence. A free society does not allow one side to dominate and transform all opposition into worthless scum.
Many people deeply resent that the Trump supporters are all being hunted down and face 10 years in prison who merely entered the Capitol taking selfies and did not engage in violence or theft while those who rioted, burned buildings, and looted stores were encouraged by the Democrats and left media as being justified. This in itself is a psychological weapon as old as warfare. It was Julius Caesar who said – Divide and Conquer/Rule!
The real reason behind supporting the violence under the Black Lives Matter movement and condemning those of Trump supporters is to keep the country divided. Why? As long as you keep the country divided they will never unity and create a revolution. Hitler gained power by dividing the Germans into groups. Leaked documents from Amazon show that they too are implementing this very same strategy to PREVENT unions from emerging. They are deliberately trying to hire very diverse workers who underlyingly resent each other. As long as they can maintain that diversity, the workers/people will remain divided and therefore will never form a union nor will they stage a revolution. Thi9s is also the strategy behind censorship to keep the LEFT hating the RIGHT.
This all out of a playbook on how to remain in power by dividing the people.
Understandably every MAGA supporter’s heart is heavy today on the last full day of President Donald J Trump’s administration. However, the movement will live on. The purpose will continue…. Nothing will ever be the same again; and that is good.
[Transcript] – THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans: Four years ago, we launched a great national effort to rebuild our country, to renew its spirit, and to restore the allegiance of this government to its citizens. In short, we embarked on a mission to make America great again — for all Americans.
As I conclude my term as the 45th President of the United States, I stand before you truly proud of what we have achieved together. We did what we came here to do — and so much more.
This week, we inaugurate a new administration and pray for its success in keeping America safe and prosperous. We extend our best wishes, and we also want them to have luck — a very important word.
I’d like to begin by thanking just a few of the amazing people who made our remarkable journey possible.
First, let me express my overwhelming gratitude for the love and support of our spectacular First Lady, Melania. Let me also share my deepest appreciation to my daughter Ivanka, my son-in-law Jared, and to Barron, Don, Eric, Tiffany, and Lara. You fill my world with light and with joy.
I also want to thank Vice President Mike Pence, his wonderful wife Karen, and the entire Pence family.
Thank you as well to my Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows; the dedicated members of the White House Staff and the Cabinet; and all the incredible people across our administration who poured out their heart and soul to fight for America.
I also want to take a moment to thank a truly exceptional group of people: the United States Secret Service. My family and I will forever be in your debt. My profound gratitude as well to everyone in the White House Military Office, the teams of Marine One and Air Force One, every member of the Armed Forces, and state and local law enforcement all across our country.
Most of all, I want to thank the American people. To serve as your President has been an honor beyond description. Thank you for this extraordinary privilege. And that’s what it is — a great privilege and a great honor.
We must never forget that while Americans will always have our disagreements, we are a nation of incredible, decent, faithful, and peace-loving citizens who all want our country to thrive and flourish and be very, very successful and good. We are a truly magnificent nation.
All Americans were horrified by the assault on our Capitol. Political violence is an attack on everything we cherish as Americans. It can never be tolerated.
Now more than ever, we must unify around our shared values and rise above the partisan rancor, and forge our common destiny.
Four years ago, I came to Washington as the only true outsider ever to win the presidency. I had not spent my career as a politician, but as a builder looking at open skylines and imagining infinite possibilities. I ran for President because I knew there were towering new summits for America just waiting to be scaled. I knew the potential for our nation was boundless as long as we put America first.
So I left behind my former life and stepped into a very difficult arena, but an arena nevertheless, with all sorts of potential if properly done. America had given me so much, and I wanted to give something back.
Together with millions of hardworking patriots across this land, we built the greatest political movement in the history of our country. We also built the greatest economy in the history of the world. It was about “America First” because we all wanted to make America great again. We restored the principle that a nation exists to serve its citizens. Our agenda was not about right or left, it wasn’t about Republican or Democrat, but about the good of a nation, and that means the whole nation.
With the support and prayers of the American people, we achieved more than anyone thought possible. Nobody thought we could even come close.
We passed the largest package of tax cuts and reforms in American history. We slashed more job-killing regulations than any administration had ever done before. We fixed our broken trade deals, withdrew from the horrible Trans-Pacific Partnership and the impossible Paris Climate Accord, renegotiated the one-sided South Korea deal, and we replaced NAFTA with the groundbreaking USMCA — that’s Mexico and Canada — a deal that’s worked out very, very well.
Also, and very importantly, we imposed historic and monumental tariffs on China; made a great new deal with China. But before the ink was even dry, we and the whole world got hit with the China virus. Our trade relationship was rapidly changing, billions and billions of dollars were pouring into the U.S., but the virus forced us to go in a different direction.
The whole world suffered, but America outperformed other countries economically because of our incredible economy and the economy that we built. Without the foundations and footings, it wouldn’t have worked out this way. We wouldn’t have some of the best numbers we’ve ever had.
We also unlocked our energy resources and became the world’s number-one producer of oil and natural gas by far. Powered by these policies, we built the greatest economy in the history of the world. We reignited America’s job creation and achieved record-low unemployment for African Americans, Hispanic Americans, Asian Americans, women — almost everyone.
Incomes soared, wages boomed, the American Dream was restored, and millions were lifted from poverty in just a few short years. It was a miracle. The stock market set one record after another, with 148 stock market highs during this short period of time, and boosted the retirements and pensions of hardworking citizens all across our nation. 401(k)s are at a level they’ve never been at before. We’ve never seen numbers like we’ve seen, and that’s before the pandemic and after the pandemic.
We rebuilt the American manufacturing base, opened up thousands of new factories, and brought back the beautiful phrase: “Made in the USA.”
To make life better for working families, we doubled the child tax credit and signed the largest-ever expansion of funding for childcare and development. We joined with the private sector to secure commitments to train more than 16 million American workers for the jobs of tomorrow.
When our nation was hit with the terrible pandemic, we produced not one, but two vaccines with record-breaking speed, and more will quickly follow. They said it couldn’t be done but we did it. They call it a “medical miracle,” and that’s what they’re calling it right now: a “medical miracle.”
Another administration would have taken 3, 4, 5, maybe even up to 10 years to develop a vaccine. We did in nine months.
We grieve for every life lost, and we pledge in their memory to wipe out this horrible pandemic once and for all.
When the virus took its brutal toll on the world’s economy, we launched the fastest economic recovery our country has ever seen. We passed nearly $4 trillion in economic relief, saved or supported over 50 million jobs, and slashed the unemployment rate in half. These are numbers that our country has never seen before.
We created choice and transparency in healthcare, stood up to big pharma in so many ways, but especially in our effort to get favored-nations clauses added, which will give us the lowest prescription drug prices anywhere in the world.
We passed VA Choice, VA Accountability, Right to Try, and landmark criminal justice reform.
We confirmed three new justices of the United States Supreme Court. We appointed nearly 300 federal judges to interpret our Constitution as written.
For years, the American people pleaded with Washington to finally secure the nation’s borders. I am pleased to say we answered that plea and achieved the most secure border in U.S. history. We have given our brave border agents and heroic ICE officers the tools they need to do their jobs better than they have ever done before, and to enforce our laws and keep America safe.
We proudly leave the next administration with the strongest and most robust border security measures ever put into place. This includes historic agreements with Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, along with more than 450 miles of powerful new wall.
We restored American strength at home and American leadership abroad. The world respects us again. Please don’t lose that respect.
We reclaimed our sovereignty by standing up for America at the United Nations and withdrawing from the one-sided global deals that never served our interests. And NATO countries are now paying hundreds of billions of dollars more than when I arrived just a few years ago. It was very unfair. We were paying the cost for the world. Now the world is helping us.
And perhaps most importantly of all, with nearly $3 trillion, we fully rebuilt the American military — all made in the USA. We launched the first new branch of the United States Armed Forces in 75 years: the Space Force. And last spring, I stood at Kennedy Space Center in Florida and watched as American astronauts returned to space on American rockets for the first time in many, many years.
We revitalized our alliances and rallied the nations of the world to stand up to China like never before.
We obliterated the ISIS caliphate and ended the wretched life of its founder and leader, al Baghdadi. We stood up to the oppressive Iranian regime and killed the world’s top terrorist, Iranian butcher Qasem Soleimani.
We recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights.
As a result of our bold diplomacy and principled realism, we achieved a series of historic peace deals in the Middle East. Nobody believed it could happen. The Abraham Accords opened the doors to a future of peace and harmony, not violence and bloodshed. It is the dawn of a new Middle East, and we are bringing our soldiers home.
I am especially proud to be the first President in decades who has started no new wars.
Above all, we have reasserted the sacred idea that, in America, the government answers to the people. Our guiding light, our North Star, our unwavering conviction has been that we are here to serve the noble everyday citizens of America. Our allegiance is not to the special interests, corporations, or global entities; it’s to our children, our citizens, and to our nation itself.
As President, my top priority, my constant concern, has always been the best interests of American workers and American families. I did not seek the easiest course; by far, it was actually the most difficult. I did not seek the path that would get the least criticism. I took on the tough battles, the hardest fights, the most difficult choices because that’s what you elected me to do. Your needs were my first and last unyielding focus.
This, I hope, will be our greatest legacy: Together, we put the American people back in charge of our country. We restored self-government. We restored the idea that in America no one is forgotten, because everyone matters and everyone has a voice. We fought for the principle that every citizen is entitled to equal dignity, equal treatment, and equal rights because we are all made equal by God. Everyone is entitled to be treated with respect, to have their voice heard, and to have their government listen. You are loyal to your country, and my administration was always loyal to you.
We worked to build a country in which every citizen could find a great job and support their wonderful families. We fought for the communities where every American could be safe and schools where every child could learn. We promoted a culture where our laws would be upheld, our heroes honored, our history preserved, and law-abiding citizens are never taken for granted. Americans should take tremendous satisfaction in all that we have achieved together. It’s incredible.
Now, as I leave the White House, I have been reflecting on the dangers that threaten the priceless inheritance we all share. As the world’s most powerful nation, America faces constant threats and challenges from abroad. But the greatest danger we face is a loss of confidence in ourselves, a loss of confidence in our national greatness. A nation is only as strong as its spirit. We are only as dynamic as our pride. We are only as vibrant as the faith that beats in the hearts of our people.
No nation can long thrive that loses faith in its own values, history, and heroes, for these are the very sources of our unity and our vitality.
What has always allowed America to prevail and triumph over the great challenges of the past has been an unyielding and unashamed conviction in the nobility of our country and its unique purpose in history. We must never lose this conviction. We must never forsake our belief in America.
The key to national greatness lies in sustaining and instilling our shared national identity. That means focusing on what we have in common: the heritage that we all share.
At the center of this heritage is also a robust belief in free expression, free speech, and open debate. Only if we forget who we are, and how we got here, could we ever allow political censorship and blacklisting to take place in America. It’s not even thinkable. Shutting down free and open debate violates our core values and most enduring traditions. In America, we don’t insist on absolute conformity or enforce rigid orthodoxies and punitive speech codes. We just don’t do that. America is not a timid nation of tame souls who need to be sheltered and protected from those with whom we disagree. That’s not who we are. It will never be who we are.
For nearly 250 years, in the face of every challenge, Americans have always summoned our unmatched courage, confidence, and fierce independence. These are the miraculous traits that once led millions of everyday citizens to set out across a wild continent and carve out a new life in the great West. It was the same profound love of our God-given freedom that willed our soldiers into battle and our astronauts into space.
As I think back on the past four years, one image rises in my mind above all others. Whenever I traveled all along the motorcade route, there were thousands and thousands of people. They came out with their families so that they could stand as we passed, and proudly wave our great American flag. It never failed to deeply move me. I knew that they did not just come out to show their support of me; they came out to show me their support and love for our country.
This is a republic of proud citizens who are united by our common conviction that America is the greatest nation in all of history. We are, and must always be, a land of hope, of light, and of glory to all the world. This is the precious inheritance that we must safeguard at every single turn.
For the past four years, I have worked to do just that. From a great hall of Muslim leaders in Riyadh to a great square of Polish people in Warsaw; from the floor of the Korean Assembly to the podium at the United Nations General Assembly; and from the Forbidden City in Beijing to the shadow of Mount Rushmore, I fought for you, I fought for your family, I fought for our country. Above all, I fought for America and all it stands for — and that is safe, strong, proud, and free.
Now, as I prepare to hand power over to a new administration at noon on Wednesday, I want you to know that the movement we started is only just beginning. There’s never been anything like it. The belief that a nation must serve its citizens will not dwindle but instead only grow stronger by the day.
As long as the American people hold in their hearts deep and devoted love of country, then there is nothing that this nation cannot achieve. Our communities will flourish. Our people will be prosperous. Our traditions will be cherished. Our faith will be strong. And our future will be brighter than ever before.
I go from this majestic place with a loyal and joyful heart, an optimistic spirit, and a supreme confidence that for our country and for our children, the best is yet to come.
Thank you, and farewell. God bless you. God bless the United States of America.