U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday October 17 spoke at the Heritage Foundation’s annual President’s Club meeting and credited the Founding Fathers for understanding that freedom doesn’t come from government.
You understand that human progress must be built upon a firm foundation of timeless truth. These truths are immortalized in our founding documents, and the most important truth our Founders understood was this: Freedom is not a gift from government; freedom is a gift from God. And that is why we are here tonight, to rededicate ourselves to the defense of our God-given rights.
“And that is why we are here tonight, to rededicate ourselves to the defense of our God-given rights,” he added. “We are here to ensure that we defend this legacy from any threat, foreign or domestic.”
Trump also said understanding these ideas is key to valuing America. Some conservatives to this day think Trump’s conservatism is phony.