[Ed. – Pronoun revolution.]
President Donald Trump’s inauguration speech is already being labeled as one of the most transformative speeches in American history. The speech was driven by a thesis that highlighted the citizens of the United States.
Trump ripped Washington, D.C. and government officials on both sides of the isle while praising the average American as the hero to lead the country. He only directly mentioned himself three times and mentioned Americans over 106 times.
For too long, a small group in our nation’s capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Washington flourished, but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered, but the jobs left and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country. Their victories have not been your victories. Their triumphs have not been your triumphs. And while they celebrated in our nation’s capital, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our land.
That all changes starting right here and right now because this moment is your moment, it belongs to you.
It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across America. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this, the United States of America, is your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people.
January 20th, 2017 will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again.