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A Warsaw Speech in Missouri

July 19, 2017

President Trump’s speech in Warsaw on Wednesday, July 5, reminded us of the need to adhere to the values of civilization in the West.

Our own fight for the West does not begin on the battlefield — it begins with our minds, our wills, and our souls. Today, the ties that unite our civilization are no less vital…. Our freedom, our civilization, and our survival depend on these bonds of history, culture, and memory.

It is interesting that the reaction from the Left to that passage was that the President’s speech was “dark.” Others reported that this speech was read from a teleprompter, but the real Trump has no unified worldview.

That argument–that there is “no there there”–should be confronted by the White House—and especially Stephen Miller who wrote the Warsaw speech—by finding a way to reaffirm the importance of Western Civilization to the United States.

The National Association of Scholars demonstrated in a recent study that courses on Western civilization were no longer required in American colleges and universities. Even graduate students in History were no longer required to study that subject.

If I were advising President Trump, I would suggest he find a public space where the argument for the values of the West can be reaffirmed, and the lack of intellectual diversity in higher education declaimed.

Ordinarily, a President would give that speech at a major university like Harvard, Princeton or Yale. The Left is so dominant at those universities, however, that is no longer possible. The right place to give that speech is somewhere in the Heartland, perhaps at the Missouri state fair in August or during a session of the Missouri State legislature.

 

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