Commenting on President Trump’s speech in Poland, Peggy Noonan suggests that if the president spoke at home like he did in Poland, more Americans would welcome him. “If he gives serious, thoughtful, prepared remarks only when traveling, he should travel more.”
President Donald Trump, 6 July 2017, Warsaw:
Our defense is not just a commitment of money, it is a commitment of will. . . . The fundamental question of our time is whether the West has the will to survive. Do we have the confidence in our values to defend them at any cost? Do we have enough respect for our citizens to protect our borders? Do we have the desire and the courage to preserve our civilization in the face of those who would subvert and destroy it?
We can have the largest economies and the most lethal weapons anywhere on Earth, but if we do not have strong families and strong values, then we will be weak and we will not survive. If anyone forgets the critical importance of these things, let them come to one country that never has, let them come to Poland and let them come here to Warsaw and learn the story of the Warsaw Uprising.
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