“Is This Is the New Beginning?”: What We Learned From This Year’s State of the Union Address
USA – February 6, 2019
After the end of the longest shutdown in American history, caused by the conflict between the Deep State and the President over funding the wall, President Trump’s State of the Union Address was of special interest for society.
The State of the Union Address fulfills the requirement in Article II, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution for the President to periodically "give to the Congress Information of the State of the Union, and recommend to their Consideration such measures as he shall judge necessary and expedient.” In the early days the president simply submitted a written report, with the current practice beginning with Woodrow Wilson in 1913 as a way to rally support for the president’s agenda.
Since then the State of the Union has been considered to be extremely important for the President’s future electoral perspectives. And, of course, with the advent of radio and television, the address is now broadcast live across the country on many networks.
Since America is deeply divided over politics in our era, Trump spoke of unity but offered few specific policies that would mend the divisions — a wise move, as he probably understands he has to fight for the voters’ minds, being in the middle of his term. Thus, there is nothing surprising in the fact that the opening lines of the president's speech noted the "unlimited potential" to advance an agenda that is not “partisan,” so both Democrats and Republicans would like it.
"As we begin a new Congress, I stand here ready to work with you to achieve historic breakthroughs for all Americans," Trump said at the beginning of his speech. "Millions of our fellow citizens are watching us now, gathered in this great chamber, hoping that we will govern not as two parties but as one Nation."
Trump eventually learned how to be not only a great businessman, but a great politician as well, and sometimes he shows it pretty straight. For instance, Trump managed to draw bipartisan applause during a handful of moments in his speech by mentioning the record number of women in Congress and paying tribute to an 81-year-old Holocaust survivor — two uniting causes that anyone could applaud for.
Next, he noted the issues that divide the country at the beginning of 2019. The key issues he mentioned included abortion, immigration, and the various investigations that have clouded his presidency. The Deep State will never give up on the idea that Trump has to be impeached, so the Democrats met this with skepticism, and their mood changed dramatically.
"No issue better illustrates the divide between America's working class and America's political class than illegal immigration," said the President. "Wealthy politicians and donors push for open borders while living their lives behind walls and gates and guards."
As everybody apart from the crooked liberals and Democrats know, the “witch hunt” and the crazy idea of “Russian interference” during the 2016 campaign have wearied American society, so it’s also no wonder that the President called for an end to the investigations that have clouded his first two years in office. As he said, the investigations, which have been led by Special Counsel Robert Mueller and several congressional committees, were preventing the nation from coming together. People keep on looking for the black cat in the black room, regardless of the fact that there is none.
"An economic miracle is taking place in the United States — and the only thing that can stop it are foolish wars, politics, or ridiculous partisan investigations," Donald Trump said. "If there is going to be peace and legislation, there cannot be war and investigation. It just doesn't work that way!"
Trump and congressional Democrats have also criticized each other much over the past two years over the issue of prescription drugs prices, a potentially fertile ground for a compromise that has never quite materialized. Trump, just as was expected, raised this controversial issue again Tuesday, calling on lawmakers to take on the issue with legislation.
“The next major priority for me, and for all of us, should be to lower the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs – and to protect patients with pre-existing conditions,” he said. “It is unacceptable that Americans pay vastly more than people in other countries for the exact same drugs, often made in the exact same place.”
Interestingly, this is one of just a few issues both Republicans and Democrats mostly agree on, but the breakdown occurs in how each party wants to address the problem. Keeping with being highly conservative, Trump criticized a recently-approved New York law that guarantees a woman’s right to an abortion and he called on Congress to prohibit the “late-term abortion of children.” This issue drawn criticism from abortion rights groups sponsored by the Deep State and other powerful structures of influence not interested in the true defense of human rights, one of the cornerstones of which is the right to life. It should be mentioned that Trump hadn't this was the first time Trump had mentioned the issue in an address to Congress.
“Let us work together to build a culture that cherishes innocent life,” Trump said. “And let us reaffirm a fundamental truth: All children — born and unborn — are made in the holy image of God.”
In general, the State of the Union was delivered without any incidents this year, if only we forget (and forgive) the monkey behavior of the Democratic senator from California and Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, who applauded Trump in a very sarcastic manner as if she were a teenager. This is what Democrats are all about: It seems like they are just incapable of constructive criticism.