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Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Trump’s Choice of Bolton Reflects American Greatness
Fifteen years ago, North Korea banned
John Bolton from the useless nuclear talks. “Such human scum and bloodsucker is
not entitled to take part in the talks,” its foreign ministry declared.
North Korea had freaked out because
then Undersecretary of State Bolton had called Kim Jong Il, a “tyrannical
dictator” and life in the socialist hellhole, a “hellish nightmare”.
Bolton and Trump
Bolton would later describe that as
one of his proudest moments.
Back then, North Korea had defended
the move by pointing out that Bolton’s views differed "from the recent
remarks of the U.S. president". And so it could claim that he didn’t
represent the United States.
Fifteen years later the game has
changed. Kim Jong Il is dead and the President of the United States has called
his successor, “little rocket man”, a “madman” and “short and fat”.
John Bolton very definitely does
represent the views of this president.
And to prove it, President Trump has
appointed him as his new National Security Adviser.
Bolton knew then that appeasing the
North Korean dictatorship would never work. Bill Clinton’s bad North Korean
deal paved the way for the even worse Iran deal. It took a decade and a half
for an administration to actually listen to him. And his appointment sends a
clear signal to North Korea.
The media had been buzzing that
McMaster would be replaced by a more conciliatory figure on North Korea. The
establishment even had their man all lined up. Trump also sent them a clear
President Trump is tired of the
failed establishment foreign policy of appeasement. Secretary of State Rex
Tillerson was replaced over the Iran deal. The new lineup of Pompeo heading the
State Department and Bolton cleaning house at the NSC shows Trump is ready to
get tough on the Mullahs and the Norks.
McMaster spent his tenure at the
National Security Council ruthlessly forcing out Trump supporters while
protecting Obama holdovers. His obstructionism enabled the leakers undermining
the president. He refused to call out Islam, put a Hamas
apologist on the Israel desk, and blocked the investigations of the
eavesdropping and unmasking efforts aimed at the future president by Obama
Now that’s over and done with.
And the worst of the Democrats are already ranting and raving.
Rep. Keith Ellison, Rep. Adam
Schiff, Rep. Gerry Connolly, Rep. Betty McCollum and many other lefties don’t
want Bolton. Ellison called him, “dangerous”, Rep. Boyle dubbed him a
“dangerous radical”, Rep. Bass accused him of “peddling hatred of Muslims”, and
Rep. Don Beyer wailed, "Trump desperately needs tempered and measured
voices around him, Bolton is neither of those things."
John Bolton is actually tempered and
measured. He’s been tempered by his struggles against a bureaucracy more
interested in protecting careerists and their agendas than defending America.
And he has been measured by the President of the United States as a voice he
wants around him.
Bolton is also a voice that the
Freedom Center and its supporters have wanted around them.
The new National Security Adviser was
a favorite speaker at Freedom Center events from California to Texas to
Florida. From the Restoration Weekend to the Wednesday Morning Club, he was
always brimming with confidence in this country’s strength and outrage at the
betrayals of her leaders.
At a 2014 Restoration Weekend, Bolton
powerfully indicted Obama for sending a "signal of American weakness"
and urged the rise of a presidential candidate who would understand that,
"a strong America is the best way to protect our interests and preserve
the peace". Now that has finally come to pass.
Bolton is not the only familiar face
from the Center in this administration. A Washington Posthit
piece from last year bitterly complained that, “Since its formation in
1988, the Freedom Center has helped cultivate a generation of political
warriors seeking to upend the Washington establishment. These warriors include
some of the most powerful and influential figures in the Trump administration:
Attorney General Sessions, senior policy adviser (Stephen) Miller.” And more
are joining their ranks.
Larry Kudlow, the new White House
economic adviser, has known David Horowitz since the founding of the Freedom
Center and is a former member of the Center’s board. He joins Sessions, an
Annie Taylor award recipient from the Center, Miller and now Bolton.
And they’re not alone.
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke
spoke at a Wednesday Morning Club.
Rep. Jim Bridenstine was nominated to
head NASA. Senator Patty Murray attacked him for his appearances at
"conferences at the David Horowitz Freedom Center". Rep. Bridenstine
was indeed a popular Restoration Weekend speaker whose
2016 speech was about why Trump won.
“What other candidate would have
talked about how Hillary Clinton attempted to silence and shame the victims of
Bill Clinton? What other candidate would have brought up the fact that
Hillary Clinton said that they were part of a vast right-wing conspiracy?” he
Obama Lackeys, your days are numbered
And which other president would have
made Bolton his National Security Advisor? Which other president would have
picked Sessions, Miller, Kudlow, Zinke, Bridenstine and so many others?
It takes a warrior to pick the
political warriors who want to fight to win. And who understand that standing
up to bullies, thugs and tyrants is less likely to lead to a fight than
surrendering to them.
Bolton and Kudlow are part of a
vigorous new wave of picks by President Trump. They’re part of his strategy to
remake the administration to better reflect his vision, his strategy and his
The David Horowitz Freedom Center has
spent decades waiting for a man who would lead the fight. And it’s happy to see
many of the political warriors who have rallied the troops at its weekends, who
lifted spirits in the years when things were hard and convinced us that victory
was on the way, in his army.
The fight is what it has always been:
to leave America greater, happier, more prosperous, stronger and more secure
than it has been in generations. There was a time when this vision was on
the decline. There was a time when malaise and appeasement ruled the day. We
were told that we had to cringe before dictators, accept the impoverishment of
our economy and the narrowing of our horizons.
President Trump rejected that
defeatism. As President Reagan had rejected it before him. And Bolton, Kudlow
and Bridenstine represent vital elements of that rejection of despair and
embrace of hope.
The common qualities that they share
are optimism, determination and a willingness to fight.
Those are also the defining qualities
of the David Horowitz Freedom Center, of Front Page Magazine, and of you, our
readers, the men and women whose comments enlighten me and whom I have met in
person at countless Freedom Center events, including our annual Restoration
We believe that America can be great
again. And we are willing to fight for it.
There was a time when that was a
minority view. Now it’s becoming the majority consensus. There was a time when
many took it for granted that we shouldn’t upset dictators or go big on the
Fifteen years ago, North Korea got
its way. That time is over.
President Trump’s choice sent that
message to North Korea. But it also sent it to the appeasement lobby. The era
of American weakness is over. The age of American greatness has begun.