Saturday showed some good timing by President Donald Trump.
A friendly crowd can be a blessing for man under siege. Christians, real Christians, not social justice warriors claiming to be Christian, have warm fuzzies for our leader. That allowed him to make some fine comments to the graduates at Liberty University today.
“In America, we don’t worship government, we worship God.”
A feisty President Trump lashed out at Washington naysayers with a combative commencement speech Saturday.
The address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., sounded like a personal pep talk after a week of withering criticism following the firing of FBI Director James Comey.
“In my short time in Washington, I’ve seen firsthand how the system is broken,” he told a cheering crowd of 50,000 at the evangelical institution.
He complained of “a small group of failed voices who think they know everything and want to tell everybody else how to live, what to do, and how to think.”
“But we don’t need a lecture from Washington on how to lead our lives,” he said.
Trump told the class of nearly 5,000 graduates to revel in their “outsider” status.
“Being an outsider is fine — embrace the label,” he said. “It’s the outsiders who change the world.”
“The more a broken system tells you that you are wrong, the more certain you should be that you must keep pushing ahead,” he said.
“No one has ever achieved anything significant without a chorus of critics standing on the sidelines explaining why it can’t be done,” he said, a nod to the blistering attacks of the previous days.
“Nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic, because they are the people who can’t get the job done.”