The following is a transcript from the Pro America Report.
Welcome, welcome, welcome. Ed Martin here on the Pro America Report. Great to be with you. I hope you had a great weekend. We got some great interviews coming up, in just a few moments. We will talk with Julie Kelly and also with Ron Kessler, Ron Kessler, RonaldKessler.com.
He’s got some great books and some great writings. And Julie Kelly, of course, is the extraordinary, now I call her historian, she’s a journalist, I guess, but of the January 6 hoax, and it’s amazing what she’s doing. So we will talk with her.
And we’ll also spend a few moments. I will talk about my own friendship with Todd Akin, who passed away on Sunday night. Really good guy, a really nice guy, a decent man and, well, one of the most honorable men in public life. I’ll explain that to you, too.
So before we get to that, what do you need to know? What you need to know right now is that things may seem way off base. They may seem like they’re way off base, but the fact is and the fundamentals may seem off. You may say to yourself, we got this problem and that problem and all. But here’s what I want to tell you.
I want to underscore for you that it is, in fact, We the People are rock solid. We the People are rock solid. It’s just that the capital is as rotten as can be. The capital in this country, you know We the People, you think about it, think about your families, think about your friends, think about certain institutions that are being maligned by the media and the left is trying to destroy them.
Things like law enforcement – best law enforcement in the world. We have that. These are the best law enforcement. Now, in certain cities, they’re not allowed to do their job. In certain places, they’re marginalized. Best law enforcement in the world, in history. Military – best military men and women, people who will go to bat and go to die for us. They’re being messed up by the military leadership and by the civilian leadership, sure.
But, you know, we have the best in lots of categories. And We the People, the great masses of us, the great masses of America. We are solid, rock solid. Could we do more? Yeah. We have to. Do we need to do better in education? Yeah. Do we need to go to church more? Sure.
We need to do certain things. We’ve got to sort of change the trajectory on some things, but we can do it because we’re rock solid. We breathe the air of the Declaration of Independence. We breathe the air of the Constitution, and it makes us solid. But what’s wrong in the country?
What’s wrong in the country is the elites, frankly, on both coasts, you can go to Silicon Valley or just go to San Francisco, I guess, kind of down from San Francisco. It’s pretty darn corrupt. It’s pretty darn broken. Their world view as well as their attitude. But the real place where we have to focus is the capital, and meaning Washington D.C. If you look to the capital, you say to yourself, what’s happening here?
And the answer is, it’s rotten to the core. We the People are solid to the core. And what’s rotten to the core is the men and women in Washington, D.C., with their fingers on the power, the people that control — Pelosis of the world, the Bidens of the world, the incumbents in both parties.
You know, I often tell the story that Donald Trump did an interview after the election in 2016. I think it was early December, and he was being asked by one of the commentators “How’d you do this?” And the commentator was saying, “Well, you had build the wall. Was that the big hit?” He said, wel it was pretty big. And the guy said, Well, what else? And Donald Trump said late in the campaign in October of 2016, I used the phrase drain the swamp, and that took off, Trump said.
And here’s my point. The upcoming election in 2022. It’s a drain the swamp election. We can’t afford to wait until January of 2025 to have a new President sworn in who changes the direction. We need fearless people in office that are willing to stand up for what’s right and drain the swamp, not just have different, better leaders, you know?
And I look as much as I salute President Trump. I wrote books on his successes. I believe he did great things. He wasn’t able to drain the swamp. He was able to change the trajectory. He was able to get some good things happening, especially regarding China, especially peace in the world, especially the economy (and that’s China to me).
But he didn’t really get to drain the swamp. The deep state took him on, the big tech, took him on, the big media took him on. You know, you take those together and you say, man, the odds are still long. So we’ve got to drain… the upcoming, what you need to know is we the people are solid. What you need to know is we the people are solid in this country. We can get a little fitter, meaning we get a little bit more fit on the fundamentals. We can do more calisthenics on patriotism, on our nation, on our faith, our families. We can do that. We have to do that. We will do that.
But what we have to recognize is the enemy is not among us. Sometimes it’s among us, but it’s mostly in the swamp, in the capital. And we have to drain that swamp. We have to actually hold these people accountable for what they’ve done to this country, because they have devastated this country. They have taken from we the people, the balance of how we’re supposed to operate as a country, and they’ve skewed it. They’ve taken it away from us.
But don’t ever, what you need to know is don’t ever get down on the American people. I was in an event last week on inventors and patents. We got the best inventors. We got the best patent holders. We got the best system… being corrupted by the swamp. Being corrupted by the swamp. Drain the swamp.
What you need to know is the rot in America is in the capital. It’s capital rot. And the only way to get rid of the rot is get the wet away from it and drain the swamp. All right everybody, we’ll take a break. We’ll be right back. It’s Ed Martin here in the Pro America Report, back in a moment.