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Astronaut Praises God, Salutes America Before Launch

American greatness. That is our starting point for today’s show. Earlier today – Commander Butch Wilhorn and Captain Suni Williams strapped into the Starliner spacecraft – and they were launched into the stars.

The following is a transcript of my Newsmax opening monologue. Click here to get a copy of my new book, “Twilight’s Last Gleaming: Can America Be Saved?”

American greatness. That is our starting point for today’s show. Earlier today – Commander Butch Wilhorn and Captain Suni Williams strapped into the Starliner spacecraft – and they were launched into the stars.

Moments before the engines were ignited – Commander Wilhorn delivered a message to the American people. Now, I want you to read what the commander had to say – and understand the context – the astronauts had no idea how today was going to go – the words he uttered could have very well been his last words.

And we know that represents unity and resilience, and unify that for the common good, and that is what Suni and I have witnessed this last month. Each of you displays what this nation’s forefathers envisioned: a people committed to God, family, and country. A people who use their gifts and talents for the common good, and are passionate and tough. And we all know that when the going gets tough, and it often does, the tough get going, and you have. And Suni and I are honored to share this dream of spaceflight with each and every one of you. So that with LC, let’s get going. Let’s put some fire in this rocket. Let’s push it to the heavens, where all these tough Americans have prepared it to be.

Commander Butch Wilhorn

Now if that doesn’t want you to kick the tires and light the fires – you have to be a Canadian. What an incredible – uniquely American moment. The commander and the captain represent the very best of us.

He commended all of the spectators waving American flags – united under the red, white and blue. They weren’t waving rainbow flags or burning Old Glory. They were proud to be Americans. Proud of their nation. And this is a reminder of the greatness of our country. This is what the America First movement represents.

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There are so many good and decent patriots in this country, and if we stand together, we can facilitate change. Look at what just happened over there at the Kennedy Space Center. People from all different backgrounds and persuasions and skin colors and and you name it. They all came together for one single purpose, for one single mission. That was to put Butch and Sonny into space. Now, if they can do that, then imagine what we can do if we gather together as one on Election Day.

And what is the mission? It’s to fight for our freedom. It’s to make America great again. As Ronald Reagan said once said – freedom is not passed along in the bloodstream.

Every generation has to fight for freedom. And that’s where I came up with the title for the book, Twilight’s Last Gleaming. Our national anthem doesn’t start with a declaration. It doesn’t say that we are the greatest and will always be the greatest nation on the face of the earth. No. Our national anthem starts with the question, ‘Hey, is the flag there? Can you still see it flying?’

The answer is yes. Yes, the flag is still there. And it will always be there so long as we have brave patriots like Suni Williams and Butch Wilhorn – American patriots who are willing to put it all on the line to make sure America is still the most exceptional nation on the face of the Earth.

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