“Make America One Again”

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click arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12pt;”>CLEVELAND—“I would like to thank the evangelical and religious community for the support they have given me.  I am not sure I deserve it and that’s why I am here tonight,” said Donald J. Trump in accepting the Presidential nomination of the GOP National Convention on Thursday in an address that he made to delegates that lasted one hour and ten minutes.  “Our laws prevent you from speaking your minds.  I will work to protect your free speech and the free speech of all Americans.”

Opening Remarks:

“Friends, delegates, and fellow Americans I humbly and gratefully accept your nomination for the Presidency of the United States.  Who would believe that we started this journey on June 16 last year?

“We, are a team that won almost 14 million votes–the most in the history of the Republican Party.  We would get 60 percent more votes than were received eight years ago; while the Democrats received 20 percent fewer votes than they got four years ago.

“Together, we will lead our party back to the White House and we will lead our country back to safety, prosperity and peace.  We will be a country of generosity and warmth but also a country of law and order.

“Our convention occurs at a time of crisis for our nation–attacks on our police and terrorism in our nation.  Any politician that does not grasp this danger is not fit to lead our country.

“Beginning Jan. 20, 2017, safety will be restored.  The most basic duty of the President is to defend the lives of citizens.  The one who fails to do this is unworthy to lead.  We cannot afford to be politically correct anymore.”

Looking At Statistics:

“We will honor the American people with the truth and nothing else.  These are the facts:

  • Homicide has increased by 17 percent in America’s 50 largest cities. This is the largest increase in  25 years.
  • In our nation’s capital, killings have risen by 50 percent.
  • Killings are up by 60 percent in Baltimore.
  • In the President’s own home town of Chicago, there are more than 2,000 victims of shooting this year and 4,000 since he took office.
  • The number of police officers killed in the line of duty has risen by 50 percent since last year.
  • 180,000 illegal immigrants with criminal records are roaming free. They are being released by tens of thousands with no regard on public safety and resources.
  • 4 of 10 African Americans are living in poverty.
  • 58 percent of African American youth are not employed.
  • 2 million Latinos are living in poverty.
  • 14 million workers have left the workplace since President Obama took office eight years ago.
  • Household income is down $4,000 since the year 2000.
  • The trade deficit in goods was $800 billion last year alone.
  • The nations debt has almost doubled to 19 trillion dollars and is growing since President Obama took office.
  • 43 million Americans are on food stamps.

Humiliations Overseas:

“Not only have our citizens endured domestic disaster but we have been living one humiliation after another.  Our sailors were forced to their knees by their Iranian captives at gunpoint and this was just prior to signing the Iran Treaty which gave Iran 150 billon dollars and gave us absolutely nothing.  This will go down as the worse deal every negotiated.

“America is far less safer and the world is far less safer when President Obama made the decision to put Hillary Clinton in charge of America’s foreign policy.  Let’s defeat her in November.  I am certain that it was a decision he truly regrets.

“Her bad instincts, her bad judgment pointed out by Bernie Sanders caused so many disasters unfolding today.  Lets review Hillary’s record:

  • In 2009, ISIS is not on the map.
  • Libya is stable.
  • Egypt is peaceful.
  • Iraq is seeing a reduction of violence.
  • Iran is choked by sanctions.
  • Syria is somewhat under control.

“What has happened since?  Isis has spread across the region.  Libya is in ruins.  Our ambassador and his staff were left to die in the hands of savage killers in Egypt. Iraq is in chaos.  Iran is on the path to nuclear weapons.  Syria is in civil war and the refugee crisis threatens the West.

“After thousands of lies, it is worst than ever before.  This is the legacy of Hillary Clinton:  Death, destruction, terrorism and weakness.  But her legacy does not have to be America’s legacy.  We have  poverty and violence at home, war and destruction abroad.  A change in leadership is required to produce a change of outcomes.”

Action In America:

“I will share my plan for Action In America. Our plan will put America first.  Americanism not globalism will be our credo.  As long as we led by politicians that do not put America first, we are assured that other nations will not treat America with respect, the respect we deserve.

“The American people will come first once again. My plan will begin with safety at home, safety in our neighborhoods, secure borders, protection from terrorists.  There can be no prosperity without law and order.”


“I will outline reforms to add new jobs and wealth to rebuild America.  I will be opposed by our nation’s special interests.  These interests have rigged the political system for their benefit.

“Big business, the elite media and major donors are lining up to campaign for my  opponent.  They know she will keep a rigged system in place.  They have total control of everything she does.  She is their puppet and they pull the strings. That is why under Hillary Clinton things will never change.

“My message is that things have to change and have to change right now.  Every day I wake up to deliver a better life for the people of this nation.  I have visited laid-off factory workers and communities impacted by unfair trade deals.  These are the forgotten men and women of our country.  They are not going to be forgotten much longer.  These are the people who have worked hard and no longer have a voice.  I am your voice.”


“I have embraced crying mothers of children (killed).  I have no patience for injustice.  I have no patience for injustice.  I have no tolerance for government  incompetence. I have no sympathy for leaders who fail cities where innocent people suffer because of the political system.

 “I am not able to look the other way, when a Secretary of State on a private server deletes 33,000 emails so authorities can’t see her crime and puts our country at risk and lies and faces no consequences.

“Corruption has reach a level never seen before in our country.  When the FBI Director says the Secretary of State was extremely  careless and negligent in handling our classified secrets.  Now is the time for action.”

A Rigged System:

“I joined the political arena to back up people that cannot defend themselves.  No one knows the system better than me.  Which is why I alone, can fix it.  I have seen first hand, how the system is rigged against our citizens.

“The political system was rigged against Bernie Sanders.  He never had a chance.  His supporters will join our movement.  Millions of Democrats will join our movement.  I will fix the system so it works fairly for every American.”

Working With Mike Pence:

“In this cause, I am proud to have at my side, the next Vice President of the United States, Mike Pence of Indiana.

“We will bring the same economic system that Mike brought to Indiana which is amazing.  He is a man of character and accomplishment.  He is the man for the job.”

Fighting Violence:

“The  first task of our administration is to liberate our citizens from terrorists that threaten our communities.  America was shocked to the core when police officers in Dallas were shot.  An attack on law enforcement is an attack on all Americans.

“I have a message to every person that threatens peace on our streets and the safety of police.  I will restore law and order to our country.  In this race for the White House, I am the law and order candidate.  The irresponsible rhetoric of the President that used the pulpit of the Presidency to divide us by race and color has made America a more dangerous environment.

 “This administration has failed America’s inner cities.  When I am President, all our kids will be treated equally and protected equally.  Every action I take, I will ask:  Does this make it better for all Americans?

“We are going to defeat the barbarism of ISIS and we are going to defeat them fast.”

“Forty-nine wonderful Americans were savagely murdered by Islamic terrorists in Orlando, Florida.  As your President, I will do everything in my power to protect the LGBT community from a hateful foreign ideology.

“We must have the best gathering of intelligence anywhere in the world.  We must abandon the failed policy of nation building and regime change that Hillary pushed and work with our Allies to destroy ISIS and stamp out Islamic terrorism.  We are going to do it quickly and we are going to win.  This includes working with Israel our ally in the region.

“We only want to admit individuals into our nation who support our values and love our people.  Whomever endorses violence is not welcomed in our country and never will be.”

Dealing With Immigrants:

“We will suspend immigration from any nation that is compromised by terrorism.  Until such time we have a proven vetting system in place, we will not take these individuals into our country.  Yet, my opponent has called for a radical 550 percent increase in Syrian refugees.   My opponent wants sanctuary cities.

“Our record immigration has produced lower wages and lower employment especially for African Americans and Latino workers.

“I have spent time with the mothers and father who have lost children to violence spilling across our borders.  These families have no one protesting on their behalf.  I have met with them and shared their pain.  These wounded American families have been alone but they are not alone any longer.

“Tonight this candidate and the whole nation stands  in their corner to support them and send them love.  We are going to build a great border wall to stop illegal immigration, to stop the gangs and violence, to stop the drugs from pouring into our communities.

“I have been honored to receive the endorsement of the America border patrol agents and will work directly with them to protect the integrity of our lawful immigration system.  We will end the cycle of human smuggling.  Peace  will be restored by enforcing the rules.  Our laws will receive the respect they deserve.

“On Jan. 20, 2017, the day I take the oath of office, Americans will finally wake up where the laws of the United States are enforced.  My plan is the exact opposite of the radical dangerous immigration system of Hillary Clinton.  Americans want relief from uncontrolled immigration.  Communities want relief.  Her plan of mass amnesty, mass immigration and mass lawlessness will overwhelm our schools and our hospitals and make it harder for legal immigrants to escape poverty and to join the middle class.”


“I have a different vision for workers.  It is a fair trade policy that protects jobs and stands up to countries that cheat.  I have made billions of dollars making deals.  Now I am going to make our country rich again.

“We have lost one third of our manufacturing jobs since 1967 because of Bill and Hillary Clinton.  Bill Clinton signed NAFTA, one of the worst economic deals made by our country or any country.

“I am going to bring back our jobs to Ohio, to Pennsylvania, to Michigan and all over America.  We are not going to let companies move to other countries and fire employees without consequences.  This is not going to happen anymore.

“My opponent supported every trade agreement that has destroyed the middle class.  She supported NAFTA and the Trans Pacific Partnership that destroyed manufacturing and made America subject to the ruling of foreign governments.  I pledge to never sign any agreements that hurt workers and diminish freedom.  I will be for America first.

“I will make individual deals with individual countries, not massive transactions that are thousands of pages and that nobody from our country reads or understands.  We are going to enforce trade violations against any country that cheats.

“Our horrible trade agreements with China will be re-negotiated.  NAFTA will be re-negotiated to get a better deal.”

Building a New America:

“Our country will start building and making things again.  We will reform tax laws, regulations and energy rules.

“Hillary Clinton plans massive tax increases.  I propose the most massive tax reduction of any candidate that has run this year.  Middle Americans will experience profound relief and taxes will be simplified for everyone.  Americans are one of the highest taxed nations.

“We will cause new companies and new jobs to come roaring back to our country. It will happen.

“Regulations cost companies two trillion dollars a year.  These regulations will end very quickly.  We will lift the restrictions on production of American energy.  This will produce more than 20 trillion dollars in the next four decades.

“My opponent wants to keep miners and steel workers out of work and out of business.  That will never happen with me.  Out steel workers and our miners are going back to work again.

“We will build the bridges, roads, and railways of tomorrow.  This will create million of jobs.  We will rescue kids from failing schools by allowing parents to choose a safe school of their choice.  We are going to work with all our students drowning in debt and take the pressure off our young people just starting out their adult lives..

“We will replace the disastrous Obamacare.  You will be able to choose your own doctor again.  We will fix TSA and our airports which are a total disaster.

“We will deal with a depleted military, and countries that we are protecting at a massive cost will start to pay their fair share.  We will take care of our veterans like never before.  They will be able to visit the doctor or hospital of their choice.

“My opponent dismissed the Veterans Administration  scandal, while I am going to ask every department head to provide a list of wasteful government spending that can be eliminated in the first 100 days of my administration.

“We’re going to appoint justices to the Supreme Court who will uphold our laws and our Constitution.  These appointed justices are the most important issue that will be decided by this election.  My opponent wants to abolish the second amendment.   I received an early endorsement from the National Rifle Association and will protect the right for all Americans to keep their families safe.

“It is time to show the whole world that America is back, bigger and better and stronger than ever before.”

Asking For Your Support:

“I am asking for your support tonight to be your champion in the White House.  My opponent asks her supporters to pledge:  “I Am with Her.”  My pledge to you is: “I am with you, the American people.”

“I am your voice. I am with you.  I will fight for you.  I will win for you.  To all Americans tonight, in all our cities, in all our towns, I make this promise, we will Make America Strong Again.  We will Make America Proud Again.  We will Make America Safe Again.  We will Make America Great Again.”



Michael Hernandez, Co-Founder of the Citizens Journal, founder of History Makers International, is a former Southern California daily newspaper journalist and religion and news editor.  He can be contacted by email: [email protected] or by calling (818) 263-9881.

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William "Bill" Hicks

He hit many of the high notes. I was particularly impressed with his acknowledgment that we have “A Rigged System.”

Still I would have appreciated more detail as to how he intends to do what he professes he wants to do. Maybe that will be a part of debates to follow.