Today’s Democrat party is so far away from the Democrat party of old that they are totally unrecognizable. Franklin Delano Roosevelt was one of the Democrat party’s biggest heroes and was presidential in ways today’s Democrats would never be able to match. President Trump spent the last few days in Europe, and during his visit there, participated in a D-day commemoration ceremony in Portsmouth, U.K., and read a prayer given by Roosevelt which illustrates the wide gap between today’s Democrat and the former.
This from F&C:
In Britain, President Donald Trump read aloud the prayer President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued during the D-Day campaign in 1944. It is a prayer that really proves just how the far the Democrat Party has fallen from true Americanism because no Democrat would ever utter such words today.
Trump was taking part in the D-Day commemoration in Portsmouth, U.K., on Tuesday and took time to read aloud the D-Day prayer that America’s WWII-time president issued to petition God to watch over our troops as they invaded the European mainland to defeat the Nazis.
Watch as President Trump reads the prayer:
Here is the full text of F.D.R.’s June 6, 1944, prayer:
Almighty God: Our sons, pride of our Nation, this day have set upon a mighty endeavor, a struggle to preserve our Republic, our religion, and our civilization, and to set free a suffering humanity.
Lead them straight and true; give strength to their arms, stoutness to their hearts, steadfastness in their faith.
They will need Thy blessings. Their road will be long and hard. For the enemy is strong. He may hurl back our forces. Success may not come with rushing speed, but we shall return again and again; and we know that by Thy grace, and by the righteousness of our cause, our sons will triumph.
They will be sore tried, by night and by day, without rest-until the victory is won. The darkness will be rent by noise and flame. Men’s souls will be shaken with the violences of war.
For these men are lately drawn from the ways of peace. They fight not for the lust of conquest. They fight to end conquest. They fight to liberate. They fight to let justice arise, and tolerance and good will among all Thy people. They yearn but for the end of battle, for their return to the haven of home.
Some will never return. Embrace these, Father, and receive them, Thy heroic servants, into Thy kingdom.
And for us at home — fathers, mothers, children, wives, sisters, and brothers of brave men overseas — whose thoughts and prayers are ever with them–help us, Almighty God, to rededicate ourselves in renewed faith in Thee in this hour of great sacrifice.
Many people have urged that I call the Nation into a single day of special prayer. But because the road is long and the desire is great, I ask that our people devote themselves in a continuance of prayer. As we rise to each new day, and again when each day is spent, let words of prayer be on our lips, invoking Thy help to our efforts.
Give us strength, too — strength in our daily tasks, to redouble the contributions we make in the physical and the material support of our armed forces.
And let our hearts be stout, to wait out the long travail, to bear sorrows that may come, to impart our courage unto our sons wheresoever they may be.
And, O Lord, give us Faith. Give us Faith in Thee; Faith in our sons; Faith in each other; Faith in our united crusade. Let not the keenness of our spirit ever be dulled. Let not the impacts of temporary events, of temporal matters of but fleeting moment let not these deter us in our unconquerable purpose.
With Thy blessing, we shall prevail over the unholy forces of our enemy. Help us to conquer the apostles of greed and racial arrogancies. Lead us to the saving of our country, and with our sister Nations into a world unity that will spell a sure peace a peace invulnerable to the schemings of unworthy men. And a peace that will let all of men live in freedom, reaping the just rewards of their honest toil.
Thy will be done, Almighty God.
Roosevelt read the prayer on the radio to the entire nation on June 6, 1944. Here is a recording of that radio address:
Source: Flag & Cross
If you see nothing else, the first line of the prayer shows how far away today’s Democrats live from that time. Why? What Democrat today would have pride in our soldiers, or call them the pride of the nation? Find me one. They may exist, but I don’t know of one with a publicly-recognizable voice. I guarantee you the Marines at the White House would tell you they hated having to be at Crooked Hillary’s side when she was still in the neighborhood!
They certainly wouldn’t make any appeals to God for any reason, never mind asking Him for wartime victory. (Think Jane Fonda, also known as Hanoi Jane…)
Nor would any Democrat today — from the top leadership to the very last Democrat voter — ever pray to preserve our Republic, our religion, or our civilization. After all, “our civilization” is no better than anyone else’s, they now say. And who cares about evil religion? And our “Republic”? They seek to tear that to shreds every single day. They don’t want that old white men’s regime preserved.
Say what you will, but I, for one, couldn’t be happier about our current president. Donald Trump has breathed new life into patriotism and national security in ways I never thought possible. Past Democrat administrations did nearly irreparable damage to our nation, and I firmly believe it was God’s hand on our country and His favor that gave us President Donald Trump to help our nation become great once again.