Did You Hear The Chilling Comment In Trump's Speech?
It was reported that 46 million people tuned in last night to hear President Trump’s State of the Union address. For the most part, it was encouraging to hear about the progress our nation has made on so many levels… except one.
In all the years that I have watched the State of the Union address delivered by our presidents, I have never heard any of them address the threat of anti-Semitism. Trump's message was a chilling indication of the growing threat this evil hatred poses to our Jewish community in America today.
His words rang with the same commitment and dedication that PJTN has declared since our founding: “We will not avert our eyes from a regime that chants death to America and threatens genocide against the Jewish people. We must never ignore the vile poison of anti-Semitism or those who spread its venomous creed. With one voice, we must confront this hatred anywhere and everywhere it occurs.”
Every attending member of the 116th U.S. Congress should have risen to his or her feet upon hearing that statement but sadly, we are a “house divided.” Even in the war on anti-Semitism. Those convinced that “Israel is an occupier” or that the rights of the Palestinian people are compromised because of the very existence of Israel are growing among the ranks of our citizenship and increasing in concerning numbers among our legislative representatives.
And so, we awake the day after President’s Trump message to fight on.
In these divided times in America, as PJTN Watchmen, we must reaffirm and remain vigilant in the fight against anti-Semitism in our K-12 textbooks, on college campuses and in our communities. We must fight anti-Semitism in all its forms, regardless of where it comes from.
In the words of Dietrich Bonhoeffer; “Not to speak, is to speak. Not to act, is to act.”
And so we at PJTN march on this day after the State of the Union address, inviting you to stand with us as we stand boldly and declare… we will not keep silent!
Your support makes all we do possible at a time when our work has never been more vital than ever.
Shalom and blessings,
President/Proclaiming Justice to The Nations