[Ed. – This is the kind of stuff Trump is unafraid to say. Even most conservative Republicans would shade the statement to acknowledge people’s freedom to not worship God. But the truth is that the freedom to worship God is life-giving, and the freedom to not worship Him, while necessary, is not. Meanwhile, where there is worship of government, it is compulsory — and it is deadly. Whatever the reason Trump is willing to say these things, what matters is that they need to be said.]
President Donald Trump gave his first commencement speech at Liberty University on Saturday, encouraging “dreamers” to ignore critics, take risks, never quit, and remember that “in America we don’t worship government, we worship God.” …
The President…referred to what he has seen so far in his short time serving in Washington, D.C.:
I’ve seen firsthand how the system is broken. A small group of failed voices who think they know everything and understand everyone want to tell everybody else how to live and what to do and how to think, but you aren’t going to let other people tell you what you believe, especially when you know that you’re right.
Trump remarked that those graduating have given half a million hours of charity in just the past year.
“We don’t need a lecture from Washington on how to lead our lives,” he followed.
He said he was standing in front of leaders, one or two future U.S. presidents could be in the crowd.
“America has always been a land of dreams because America is a nation of true believers,” said Trump who then referred to the pilgrims landing at Plymouth. He remarked that the pilgrims prayed and, later, America’s Founding Fathers invoked Creator God four times in the Declaration of Independence.
“Because in America we don’t worship government, we worship God,” he said.