Roughly two weeks before the election, Donald Trump gave a speech at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, in which his tendency to ramble gave way to a more coherent explanation of what his agenda looks like.
I seriously doubt any of the riotous protestors, who’ve again shown their infantile inability to discuss anything seriously or soberly, have actually dissected this address and examined its contents. That’s not the Left’s way. The Left runs on emotion and demagoguery, while the ‘silent majority’ in the nation simply wants the place run on what used to be known as common sense.
This has been a painfully difficult election season. I will admit that the speech above became a turning point for my own assessment of it. The real question is whether Trump can — or will be allowed to — adhere to this clearly outlined agenda, or whether he’ll be co-opted by the establishment, or lose focus and once again begin to ramble and tweet rather than govern.
Much depends on the next four years. Secession isn’t just a subject for ‘neo-Confederates’ anymore. The bonds that have tied our nation together are breaking audibly, and it will take inspired, selfless leadership, to begin binding up the nation’s divisions.
Will Trump be up to the challenge? Only time will tell. Regardless, let’s remember to look at substance and not stagecraft.