“The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.”
Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats have been ruling America for decades. Regardless of which party is in charge, power-hungry bureaucrats unconstitutionally inflict thousands of pages of rules and regulations that have the same impact as laws that are crushing American freedom, prosperity, and ingenuity. And leaders of both political parties, whether Republican or Democrat, have allowed the tyranny to flourish.
On Thursday while speaking in Warsaw, Poland, President Donald Trump, in a wide-ranging speech that covered everything from North Korea, Russia, terrorism and other topics, called out the “steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people” and noted that Western Civilization wasn’t made great by “paperwork and regulations” but because “people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.”
After urging Russia to “cease its destabilizing activities in Ukraine and elsewhere, and it’s support for hostile regimes — including Syria and Iran,” the president took a shot at the regulatory state:
“Finally, on both sides of the Atlantic, our citizens are confronted by yet another danger — one firmly within our control. This danger is invisible to some but familiar to the Poles: the steady creep of government bureaucracy that drains the vitality and wealth of the people. The West became great not because of paperwork and regulations but because people were allowed to chase their dreams and pursue their destinies.”
Trump also took a thinly-veiled shot, if the above wasn’t one as well, at the European Union, which Poland is a part of. Poland recently declared that it would rather leave the EU than take in more refugees as ordered by the globalist bureaucrats in Brussels.
“Americans, Poles, and the nations of Europe value individual freedom and sovereignty. We must work together to confront forces, whether they come from inside or out, from the South or the East, that threaten over time to undermine these values and to erase the bonds of culture, faith, and tradition that make us who we are. (Applause.) If left unchecked, these forces will undermine our courage, sap our spirit, and weaken our will to defend ourselves and our societies.”