The foundation of any free and virtuous society is the moral character of its people. Personal responsibility, integrity, and the other values which define our unique American spirit underpin our system of self-government and inspire us to continue working toward a more perfect Union.
[So far, I concur. We may be rather “unique,” but that should not imply “exemplary” since many countries around the world are also commendable. But the very fact that this proclamation – which Donald Trump obviously did not write though his name is attached – lacks any form of authority and credibility from the outset for the obvious reason that his “character” as a narcissistic sociopath places this document in the category of “hypocrisy” at the very best.]
As we observe National Character Counts Week, we think of the special individuals in our lives who exemplify the character qualities to which we all aspire.
[Donald, if you were in contact with anyone “who exemplifies the character qualities to which we all aspire,” like everything in your life, you certainly learned nothing from them.]
In looking to these examples of honor and virtue, we recognize that character is a learned attribute acquired through consistent, purposeful action, not an inherent trait.
[That is for sure. The only “consistent, purposeful action” you demonstrated throughout your life has been to perfect your career as a con artist, a swindler, a promoter of lies and falsehoods, a marketer of deceit and deception, which, unfortunately, you have achieved to the extreme.]
We must resolve to build lives and communities grounded in moral clarity in order to strengthen ourselves, our families, our communities, and our Nation.
[Many of us have resolved to do just that. It is sad that you, the President of the United States, have not resolved to do likewise, resulting in a weak and incredibly broken man.]
From small acts of kindness to supreme selfless sacrifice, everyday heroes and larger-than-life American historical figures have deepened the roots of freedom of our Nation.
[It should go without saying that you will never enter that Panthéon of noble patriotic heroes.]
Individuals of integrity and principle lift us all to greater heights, evincing the same core virtues in both the depths of adversity and the heights of success.
[Yes, THEY do.]
We see this exemplified every day by the brave men and women of our Armed Forces [Whom you deign to refer to as “suckers” and “losers.”] who risk their lives to defend the cherished blessings of liberty we hold dear. We also see it every day in our communities from law enforcement professionals and first responders who devote their lives to the safety and well-being of others and face down danger.
[As well as the courageous advocates for social justice who work every day as individuals and within social change movements to break down barriers to equality of opportunity for all people regardless of who they are.]
Community volunteers and faith organizations reveal the character of our Nation through their selfless giving of time and assistance to people in need. [You’ve got that right.]
In places of learning, teachers and mentors build up our character by cultivating social and cultural awareness, intellectual curiosity, and a sense of responsibility in our future leaders.
[And as a nation, we need to raise the status of teaching to the highest rank it deserves with just compensation and educational resources to give all students the best quality of education possible for their individualized needs and interests.]
And in our homes, family members and loved ones offer compassion and guidance that also play a vital role in shaping our values.
[I wonder Donald, who and what shaped your self-serving distorted anti-communitarian values.]
The inherent righteousness of America’s moral character has perhaps never been needed more than in recent months as we have battled the coronavirus pandemic.
[You have known this since you first heard of the virus, but you have consistently failed to take necessary leadership positions to mount a national strategy that could have significantly reduced the pain, the fear, the number of infections and death. Today, though the U.S. represents only 4% of the world’s population, we comprise 20% of Coronavirus deaths. Yes, Donald, you are complicit in the genocide of the U.S-American people. You have no sense of character. You are a tragically flawed human being who simply does not care about anyone other than yourself.]
In communities large and small throughout our country, acts of kindness [Which you would not know if you happened to witness one.] have touched millions of individuals and families, uniting us under one common purpose to defeat the virus.
[It is so obvious that there is no way you could have written these words because you certainly cannot spell the word “uniting” since you are the “divider-in-chief.” It may take us several decades to begin to heal from the Post Trump Stress Disorder (PTSD) you have imposed upon our nation.]
Americans have selflessly [“selflessly” is another word you cannot even spell let alone practice.] supported their neighbors in need, delivering food and essential supplies to the most vulnerable and evincing a deep capacity for generosity and caring. Medical professionals have worked long hours at great personal risk to provide care to the sick and injured, and military personnel have mobilized to provide critical medical assistance and help keep us safe. Faith and community leaders have provided vital emotional support for those experiencing social isolation, and countless others have sacrificed to ease the burden on their family, friends, neighbors, and even complete strangers.
[Thankfully, we have many good and caring people who are helping us get through these difficult times in the lack of national leadership. Thank you, good people!!]
This week, as we [You cannot place yourself within a collective “we.”] continue to unite as one Nation to both defeat the virus and safely reopen our country, we are reminded of how far decency and compassion can go in helping others during times of great challenge and uncertainty.
[And we can understand this in contrast to those who, like yourself, lack any sense of decency and compassion. Many good people have decided long ago that we must take it upon ourselves to mobilize within an overarching anti-science and anti-public health vacuum and lack of guidance and leadership on the national level.]
Every opportunity to show consideration for another person is also an opportunity to build habits of kindness and strengthen our character. [Which you, Donald, have never learned.] Our words and deeds leave imprints in our homes, schools, communities, and places of worship. [Remember that when you see how history records your character and record.]
Throughout this week, we [Again, this collect “we” omits you.] recommit to being more kind, loving, understanding, and virtuous. Together, as one national family, we must serve others with giving and grateful hearts to ensure our Republic remains strong, vibrant, and a beacon of hope for future generations.
[Great words Donald, but can anyone really take you seriously after you have shown your true “character” time and time again?]
NOW, THEREFORE, I, DONALD J. TRUMP, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in me by the Constitution [Oh now you are referring to the Constitution. It is about time.] and the laws [Which you have consistently broken. Good luck with the indictments yet to be handed down by the Southern District of New York.] of the United States, do hereby proclaim October 18 through October 24, 2020, as National Character Counts Week. I call upon public officials, educators, parents, students, and all Americans to observe this week with appropriate ceremonies, activities, and programs.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand this sixteenth day of October, in the year of our Lord [Only if one is a practicing Christian, which most people in the world happen not to be.] two thousand twenty, and of the Independence of the United States of America the two hundred and forty-fifth.
DONALD J. TRUMP
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