While socialist politicians determined to drag down America with their phony smiles dominate legacy media’s screen time with the same old petty name-calling and false claims of representing the Constitution and the downtrodden, the Trump Administration is once again busy working and inspiring Americans with the greatest adventure of all time. On Saturday, Vice President Mike Pence paid tribute to the U.S. space program 50 years after the launch of Apollo 11 and the great Americans that made it possible.
The vice president said, “Today, our nation pays tribute to the three brave astronauts who sat atop a 360-foot rocket that lifted off from Pad 39A 50 years ago this week—two of whom walked on the moon 50 years ago today. We also gather to pay tribute to the nearly 400,000 Americans—engineers, technicians, designers—whose sacrifices and dedication made it possible for Apollo 11 to complete what another president called “the most hazardous and dangerous and greatest adventure upon which mankind has ever embarked.”
And then the vice president said, “And make no mistake about it: The moon was a choice. An American choice. And like every time the American people make up their mind, once that decision was made, with American ingenuity, grit, and determination, the achievement was inevitable…And at the controls of the Apollo 11 Lunar Module, known as Eagle, stood two great Americans: Mission Commander Neil Armstrong and a man who is with us today, Lunar Module Pilot Buzz Aldrin.”
Like many of us glued to our television or radio, the vice president recreated those awe-inspiring moments as 600 million people around the world all took notice as the power of free market capitalism delegated through the authority of our American constitutional republic stepped onto the moon. Oh Boy!
The vice president said, “Like every one of my generation, I remember that day. Six hundred million people around the world were watching their TVs and listening to their radios, waiting with admiration, anxiety, and wonder. And I was one of them—a little boy sitting in front of our black-and-white television in the basement of our home in Indiana. When those first snowy images of Neil Armstrong stepping off the bottom rung of the ladder beamed down to Earth at 10:56 p.m. on Sunday, July 20, 1969, they made an indelible mark, not just on my imagination, but on the imagination of my generation and every generation to come.
“It was a moment so rich in meaning that, upon hearing Neil Armstrong’s first call from Tranquility Base, even the era’s greatest newsman, Walter Cronkite, could only shake his head and utter two words: ‘Oh, boy.’ All at once, the nation held its breath — as through the crackling broadcast we listened to, we heard Neil Armstrong use those immortal words: ‘That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind.’”
So just in case you were feeling overwhelmed by all the progressive political lies, deceitful socialism, blatant vote pandering, and phony promises to give away just about everything at the expense of the American taxpayer, you can now derive some comfort knowing that the White House is finally occupied by a billionaire non-politician leader who grew up in America, knows what this great country is capable of, and knows how to inspire the nation and the world.
Vice President Pence said, “And in our time, as President Trump said, this generation of Americans knows that it is ‘America’s destiny to be…the leader amongst nations on our adventure into the great unknown.’ And standing before you today, I am proud to report, at the direction of the President of the United States of America, America will return to the moon within the next five years, and the next man and the first woman on the moon will be American astronauts.”
Includes reporting from U.S. Department of Defense.