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the Cold War against the Communist forces arrayed against America.&nbsp;Before Reagan, our country&rsquo;s foreign policy was controlled by men like Henry Kissinger, who thought victory was impossible and that his job, as he famously told Admiral Zumwalt, was &ldquo;to negotiate the most acceptable second-best position&rdquo; for the United States.<br />\n After three decades of steady deterioration of America&rsquo;s place in the world, Trump is the first candidate since Reagan who is comfortable using Reagan&rsquo;s vocabulary of winning.&nbsp;Trump has pledged to make America &ldquo;win&rdquo; again, instead of being cheated and outmaneuvered by our adversaries and even our so-called allies.<br />\n Trump&rsquo;s visit to Mexico recalls Reagan&rsquo;s trip to Geneva in other ways, too.&nbsp; At both meetings, there was one signature position on which the American refused to budge.<br />\n Reagan&rsquo;s no-surrender pledge was his unwavering commitment to the Strategic Defense Initiative, that is, to build and deploy a system to shoot down Soviet nuclear missiles headed for our cities.&nbsp;With Trump, it&rsquo;s his rock-solid promise to build &ldquo;an impenetrable physical wall&rdquo; on our southern border.</p>\n<p> BOTH REAGAN&rsquo;S and Trump&rsquo;s signature ideas were purely defensive weapons to which no country could have any legitimate complaint.&nbsp;Reagan&rsquo;s SDI was a non-nuclear weapon whose only function was to destroy or deflect incoming nuclear missiles.<br />\n Reagan stuck to that non-negotiable position at the summit with Gorbachev the following year in Reykjavik, Iceland.&nbsp;As we now know, that&rsquo;s when Gorby realized he could never win an open competition with the United States, so that his &ldquo;acceptable second-best position&rdquo; was the dissolution of the USSR over the next five years.<br />\n Likewise, Donald Trump&rsquo;s wall is not a provocative, but a neighborly idea to stop the rampant illegality that harms both nations along the U.S.-Mexico border.&nbsp;With no legitimate objection to erecting a fence, wall or other physical barrier between our two countries, Mexico should be grateful for Trump&rsquo;s leadership and even agree to help pay for it.<br />\n The value of a wall begins with stopping &ldquo;murderers&rdquo; and &ldquo;rapists&rdquo; from freely entering and re-entering our country with impunity, as Trump mentioned when he announced the start of his campaign last year, but it doesn&rsquo;t stop there.&nbsp;Felony assault by motor vehicle is another deadly crime that seems to be rampant by illegal aliens driving recklessly without the licenses or insurance that law-abiding Americans take for granted.<br />\n The wall would also stop the plague of heroin that has exploded during the last few years of the Obama administration.&nbsp;Deaths from heroin overdoses surpassed deaths from car crashes last year and will hit a new record this year.&nbsp;Most U.S. heroin is delivered by Mexicans working for the drug cartels.<br />\n Of course, most Mexican immigrants are not murderers, rapists, drunk drivers or drug dealers.&nbsp;But even the good, hard-working people who come here from south of the border, both legally and illegally, have such low education and skills that they can&rsquo;t survive economically without massive public subsidies to provide for the care, food, shelter, health care, education and welfare of their children.</p>\n<p> VOTERS FINALLY have the opportunity to choose a president who will make America first by securing our border and ending one-sided trade deals that favor foreign workers rather than our own.&nbsp;Trump&rsquo;s strong stance in his meeting with the Mexican president demonstrates that Donald Trump is the &ldquo;choice, not an echo.&rdquo;</p>\n', created = 1574241469, expire = 1574327869, headers = '', serialized = 0 WHERE cid = '2:8c747f0e159f5540810732513fed3c99' in /home/conserva/public_html/includes/cache.inc on line 112.
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Trump in Mexico recalls Reagan in Geneva

DONALD TRUMP: September 6, 2016

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