Trump: 'We're Born Free, We Will Live Free and We Will Die Free'

By Susan Jones | February 12, 2019 | 5:18am EST
President Donald Trump speaks at a rally at the El Paso County Coliseum on February 11, 2019 in El Paso, Texas. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

( - President Donald Trump drew cheers at his rally in El Paso Monday night when he repeated something he said at his State of the Union Address -- that "America will never be a socialist country."

Then he made a declaration of beliefs that will define his next campaign:

We're born free, we will live free, and we will die free. We will always be free.

Each of us here tonight is united by the same timeless values. We believe in the American Constitution and our great rule of law. We believe in the dignity of work and the sanctity of life. We believe that faith and family, not government and bureaucracy, are the center of the American way.


We believe in religious liberty, the right to free speech and the right to keep and bear arms. We believe that children should be taught to love our country, honor our incredible history, and always respect our great American flag.

We believe that the first duty of government is to be loyal to its citizens, and we live by the words of our national motto that we are going to keep – we’re never going to change this -- "In God We Trust."

These are the beliefs, traditions and principles that bind us together as citizens, as great patriots. These are the values that unite people all across the great State of Texas.

From Houston to Austin, from Dallas to El Paso, from the Red River to the Rio Grande, the Lone Star State embodies the spirit of Independence like maybe no other place anywhere in the world. And you have always embraced the cause of American freedom like no one else.

This is the state where William Travis, James Bowie, and Davy Crockett made their last stand at the Alamo. This is the state where a small band of patriots at the battle of Gonzales, armed with a single cannon, stared down a foreign powerful army and declared, ‘Come and take it. Come and take it. Come on, take it!’

And Texas is the state where generations of farmers, ranchers, oil workers and pioneers help to build up the most extraordinary nation in all of human history. That's what we are. We were losing track. We didn't lose track anymore, we're straight on that track.

Now just like generations of Texas Patriots who came before, you are going to make your stand. That's what we've done. We've made our stand and we've made it together. This is a big group of millions and millions of people that have come together like never before in our history. This has never happened before.

And we've come for safety, for sovereignty and for the sacred rights given to us by the hand of Almighty God. We are one united movement, one united people and one United States of America.

And together with the proud and incredible and great people of the State of Texas, we will make American wealthy again. We will make America strong again. We will make America safe again. And we will make America great again.

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