Op-ed by Summer Lane | Photo: Alamy
In 1776, the 56 historic men who signed the Declaration of Independence at the Pennsylvania State House risked their fortunes, their reputations, and their lives to send a powerful message to Great Britain that the American people were serious about claiming their freedoms.
Their battle for liberty dragged on for eight bloody years, whereby the colonists suffered many losses alongside their victories. Britain’s greatest mistake was underestimating the fighting spirit of the Continental Army, and in doing so, allowed those early freedom fighters to leverage the careless attitude of the British crown to their advantage.
In a 2020 speech delivered on Independence Day at Mt. Rushmore, President Donald Trump paid homage to the Revolutionaries’ fight for independence. He highlighted the courage of America’s first president, George Washington, who led his army across the frigid Delaware River in the dead of night to defeat enemy forces.
“Through eight long years, through the brutal winter at Valley Forge, through setback after setback on the field of battle, he led those patriots to ultimate triumph,” Trump told the crowd.
Today, Americans face the tyranny of an overreaching federal government that is spearheaded by a corrupt regime. This same regime has killed American energy production, weakened the U.S. military, shamelessly funded an endless war in Ukraine, and taken aim at robbing the innocence of our youth through sexualized education and “gender-affirming care.”
The America of today is a stark moral contrast to the colonial mindset of yesteryear, and yet, there is hope. The 2024 presidential campaign of President Donald Trump vows a return to American greatness. “Make America great again,” is the president’s battle cry, and it is echoed by millions of patriots across the country.
“They want to silence us, but we will not be silenced,” Trump declared in 2020.
The battle for American liberty has never seemed so desperate. In 2024, President Donald Trump is courageously leading the people toward ushering in a renaissance age of liberty and constitutionalism.
Trump has declared independence from Deep State control
Like the Founding Fathers in 1776, President Trump, alongside the support of the American people, has resoundingly declared independence from the corruption of Deep State control. “I will totally OBLITERATE the Deep State,” Trump said at the recent “Road to Majority” conference in Washington, D.C. hosted by the Faith and Freedom Coalition.
He has vowed to remain unflinching against his domestic political opponents, no matter what they throw at him. He told a crowd of patriots in North Carolina in June, “I put everything on the line. I will never yield, I will never be deterred – I will never stop fighting for you.”
Trump is up against untenable odds
The American colonists faced insurmountable odds in their quest to win their freedom. Britain was the superior military power. The early Revolutionary fighters were outmanned, outgunned, and often, outmaneuvered.
And yet, they pressed onward. Following a narrow escape from defeat in Boston in 1776, then-General George Washington wrote to Landon Carter, “This remarkable Interposition of Providence is for some wise purpose, I have not a doubt.”
President Trump served one powerful four-year term in the White House, turning the political establishment on its head, and threatening the power of Deep State operatives. In return, they have turned the full might of the justice system against him.
Shockingly, the president now faces an over-the-top 71 charges between two indictments that are ultimately related to paperwork filing in his personal business and in the purported handling of supposedly “classified” documents.
With an unstoppable and negative mainstream media cycle working in tandem with a weaponized justice system, a 2024 presidential campaign might seem like an impossible uphill climb.
The odds that Trump faces are the same odds that he is facing alongside the American people. He noted earlier this year, “They’re not coming after me. They’re coming after you. I’m just standing in their way, and I always will stand in their way.”
Despite a stacked deck, President Trump has shown that his resilience and commitment to stay in the fight have earned him the overwhelming support of countless American voters.
Trump is popular with hardworking Americans
After seven years of investigations, now-debunked media narratives of Russian collusion, two failed impeachment trials, and endless smear campaigns, President Trump has emerged from a heavy barrage of attacks with more political support in GOP primary polling and general election polling than ever before.
The most recent Morning Consult primary poll, for example, found that Trump was dominating the Republican race for the White House with a whopping 57 percent of support, giving him a 38-point lead over runner-up Gov. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.
“The only reason I have these absolutely ridiculous investigations against me, headed up by racists and lunatics and radical left maniacs, is for purposes of ELECTION INTERFERENCE,” Trump wrote in June.
Like President Washington, Trump has carved out an indelible legacy for himself among a long line of presidential predecessors. According to the Miller Center, Washington was the nation’s most famous American when he took office as the first president, heralded as a war hero and a trusted leader with a track record of defending the colonies’ well-being.
President Trump has done a similar thing. Not only did he resuscitate a whimpering economy, strengthen the military, and hold China accountable for years of ripping off the United States on trade, but he illustrated a unique ability to broker peace with foreign leaders across the globe.
Remarkably, it is also worth noting that Trump’s three conservative Supreme Court appointments, Justice Gorsuch, Justice Kavanaugh, and Justice Coney Barrett, have further impacted two major issues in this country. In June 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the longstanding ruling of Roe v. Wade, returning the issue of abortion to the sovereign states. In June 2023, the court additionally ruled to eliminate affirmative-action admissions procedures in colleges, formally demolishing race-based enrollment protocols.
Perhaps the president’s biggest accomplishment was his success in pulling the nation away from endless foreign wars and maintaining peace and respect with the rest of the world. For that, President Trump will always be remembered.
Trump is inspiring a new generation of American patriots
President Trump has inspired an upcoming generation of American citizens to get involved with the civic process on the state and federal levels. As people become frustrated and fed up with the corruption of our government and our judiciary, Americans are pushing for a return to commonsense policies that will protect our borders and snatch our country from the flames of potential world war.
America’s republic can only be kept safe if the people resolve to do their part, educate their neighbors on the importance of preserving Constitutional rights, and get involved with supporting free and fair election processes.
President Washington said it best when he wrote to Marquis de Lafayette in 1785, “Democratical States must always feel before they can see: it is this that makes their Governments slow – but the people will be right at last.”
Indeed, Americans are feeling the sting of encroaching tyranny today, but it is this pressure, along with the guiding leadership from President Trump, that is inspiring them to leave passivity behind and hold fast to the undying spirit of liberty and independence.