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Trump’s Ambitious “Freedom Cities” Are Just What America Needs

Posted on Wednesday, March 29, 2023
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Earlier this month, former President Donald Trump outlined a bold vision to create opportunity and restore a sense of national pride through the construction of up to ten new “Freedom Cities” – part of a broader plan to bring about what Trump terms a “quantum leap” in the American standard of living. While Trump’s proposal is undoubtedly audacious, it also exists in the context of a large body of historical evidence that suggests such construction projects can rejuvenate a society and revitalize a culture.

“Past generations of Americans pursued big dreams and daring projects that once seemed absolutely impossible,” Trump said in a video release on the plan. “Under my leadership, we will get it back in a very big way.”

“We’ll actually build new cities in our country again,” Trump continued. “These Freedom Cities will reopen the frontier, reignite American imagination, and give hundreds of thousands of young people and other people, all hardworking families, a new shot at home ownership and in fact, the American Dream.”

Specifically, Trump proposed a “national contest to charter up to 10 new cities on a very small portion of federal land and award these charters to the best ideas and proposals for development.” These Freedom Cities would provide opportunities for economic success and home ownership for hundreds of thousands of Americans.

Trump also announced a major initiative to lower the cost of home construction, a push to revolutionize personal transportation through the emerging industry of “vertical takeoff and landing” vehicles, and “baby bonuses” for couples to help launch a new baby boom.

Some critics have set out to dismiss the plan as unrealistic – in doing so channeling the same negative energy as those who derided the idea of constructing an interstate highway system or the Apollo program decades ago.

These critics also miss the wealth of historic evidence that suggests building projects – and city construction in particular – can be just the shot of adrenaline a population needs to enter a new era of prosperity.

Three prominent examples are Tel Aviv in Israel, Gdynia in Poland, and Canberra in Australia. In all of these cases, the city-building endeavor boosted a national spirit of entrepreneurship, harmony, and basic human dignity similar to that which Trump hopes to restore to America.

Many Americans are likely feeling anxious and pessimistic about the outlook for their country today, much as the Poles were in 1918 when they embarked on their vision to build a new port city from scratch. More than a century of abuse by leading European powers had left the Polish people morally devastated, economically weakened, and politically divided.

But the vision for the new city of Gdynia, a home for 250,000 families and Poland’s gateway to the sea, inspired a new sense of hope for building a free and modern country. Twice the Poles had to restart construction, first from the devastation of World War Two and then from the socialist waste brought on by the Soviet command economy.

Now, Gdynia stands as a “window to the world” and shining symbol of the Polish dream of becoming a maritime nation. It has contributed significantly to restoring a sense of national pride for the Polish people.

Americans who might be skeptical of Trump’s Freedom Cities plan should also consider the example of Israel, a small nation under constant threat from its neighbors, some of whom wish to erase the Jewish state from the map completely.

Despite these precarious circumstances, Israelis constructed a magnificent new city in Tel Aviv, even in the midst of existential wars.

As one former mayor of the city said, Tel Aviv symbolizes the ability of Jews to combine a rational approach to the building of a society and their faith in God. As the first “Hebrew city,” it provided an economic and spiritual boost for the Jewish state. Today, that beautiful city on the Mediterranean is one of the major cultural, technological, business, culinary, and architectural hubs of the world.

In Australia, the debates that led to the construction of the new capital of Canberra were a high point in Australian history, drawing together the causes of political reform, faith, and destiny.

A new spirit of national unity also sprung from the construction of the city. As urban historian Karl Fischer described, the Australian effort “engendered in every citizen a feeling of aesthetic appreciation and thereby of civic pride.”

Another example, Brazil’s capital of Brasilia, was built in the country’s sparsely populated interior in a period of less than 4 years starting in 1956. Today the city is home to 4.2 million people.

These are just four recent examples that people today can see for themselves.

Over the centuries, nations that faced crises or a dissolution of unity discovered profound wisdom in embarking on ambitious building projects. This is something that is often missed by modern analysts, who only view cities for their utilitarian appeal in terms of packing more people closely together.

When he first set eyes on America, Pilgrim leader John Winthrop called it a “city upon a hill” – a phrase which itself is drawn from scripture, but which various figures in American history have used to describe the promise and hope of America. President Ronald Reagan famously invoked this phrase in his farewell address.

Now, former President Trump has promised to pick up this mantle and carry it forward if he is elected to a second term, further cementing his legacy as one of the great defenders of American exceptionalism and champions of American greatness.

Ben Solis is the pen name of an international affairs journalist, historian, and researcher.

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Stephen Russell
Stephen Russell
1 year ago

Freedom City locales:
Sedona
KSC FL
Cape Canaveral
Mystic CT

Freedom City features:
HSRR
Hyperloop
Remote work
Hi rise Urban Farms
automated warehouses
Labs
Medical Center
Hotel area

Rik
Rik
1 year ago

Trump is a vert successful business owner and runs the country like a business which it is! . . . He’s the right man for the job period!

Georgia Broz
Georgia Broz
1 year ago

I am not for paying people to have more babies. We need to get people back to working instead of being paid to stay home and do nothing.

BACKWOODS
BACKWOODS
1 year ago

Is Freedom City just another name for Fifteen Minute City?
President Trump needs to back away from the so called VACCINE, it was created as a BIOWEAPON. He was lied to by Fauci, Birks, Wilensky and others.
To the readers of AMAC look up Dr. Ana Mihalcea, Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, Karen Kingston, and Sasha Latypova. PS don’t use GOOGLE.

PaulE
PaulE
1 year ago

We already have what could be accurately named Freedom Cities. They are located in the thriving Red States that have attracted millions upon millions of people fleeing the decay, high crime, high taxes and over regulation of the Blue States.

Have the Democrat leaders learned anything from watching the mass migration of millions of productive, taxpaying people flee their states over the last two years? No. They simply turn around an enact new taxes, fees and regulations or increase existing ones to try and keep their autocratic states from crumbing further. The left can’t acknowledge the flaws in their system, because that would be acknowledging the basic ideological foundations of socialism don’t work. So the mass migrations of taxpayers to the Red States will continue until the Blue States are left with only the so-called “victims” that the Democrats have carefully cultivated over decades. At some point, like during the Covid emergency, a Democrat run Washington will once again bail out all the Bue States to keep them afloat like Biden and the Democrat controlled Congress did in 2021. All the Blue States suddenly went from huge budget deficits to huge budget surpluses that they promptly spent with wild abandon in 2022. Now many Blue States are once again grumbling the federal government needs to “do more”.

Penny
Penny
1 year ago

Sounds much like the WEFs 15 minute cities. Are you the other side of the same AARP coin?

Ed Ross
Ed Ross
1 year ago

This is much better idea than what’s actually going on. My state became the first to make single family homes illegal. This is based on Biden saying home ownership is racist.

Hal Lemoyne
Hal Lemoyne
1 year ago

Amen
????CHRISTrump and all our US TRUMPlican Lawmakers successfully US 2022-2036 Reelected Landslide
Amen & Amen????

Hal Lemoyne
Hal Lemoyne
1 year ago

Amen
CHRISTrump and all our US TRUMPlican Lawmakers successfully US 2022-2036 Reelected Landslide
Amen & Amen

Derby
Derby
1 year ago

Let’s read the US Constitution again. There is no authority for the federal government to do so many of the activities it is engaged in. Let’s not add more projects like Freedom Cities. If a state wants to build one, it is up to the state.

In the meantime let’s think of ways to get the federal government out of other areas not authorized in the constitution. Areas such as education and health care, to name just two.

Federal properties outside of DC and military bases should all be given to the states they are located in. The parks could become state parks and other properties could be used by the states and/or sold to the public.

Tony Wakefield
Tony Wakefield
1 year ago

I am an AMAC member and subscriber to the AMAC daily news emails. I enjoy reading the articles but every time I pull up an article it asks if I want to subscribe. I X off the window and have even entered my email again to subscribe, but it tells me I am already a subscriber. These are so irritating. Is there any way to stop the constant interruption while reading?

Money
Money
1 year ago

Mexico: I suppose you want us to pay for this too? Hahahaha.

Philip Hammersley
Philip Hammersley
1 year ago

We have Trump who has achieved much for himself AND our country. And we have Biden, who has accomplished ZERO by his own “talents.” And his dopehead son who got millions for doing NOTHING positive.
How can some people be IDIOTS and support Biden’s destructive agenda?

anna huberb
anna huberb
1 year ago

In my vision fed.gov. is cut ,staffed with competent people al harmful programs eliminated and existing laws applied to the letter I don’t think it would go down well

Elena
Elena
1 year ago

I’m all for it. We need something positive. And yes. The current gov’s messes need to be fixed. But personally, I want to live in a place that’s, well, just America the great. I’m so sick of racism, wokeism, communism, criminals getting off scot free, hating on police and Patriots, massive gov control, etc …. I want America back. We need a President like Trump to bring America back from total destruction … for America and her people. To all my Patriot brothers and sisters … I love y’all. You are my family.

tlanger
tlanger
1 year ago

I will go for it… as long as the FDA, FBI, Consumer safety, or other WOKE government agency have noting to do with it!

johnh
johnh
1 year ago

Donald Trump was on Hannity yesterday & at one point he said “I got rid of NATO”. He appeared very angry & agitated during interview & from what I remember Trump did not understand NATO very good when he became POTUS & he bashed NATO & made issue of other countries not putting their fair share of funds into NATO.. I pray that NATO stays intact for the sake of the world.

David Millikan
David Millikan
1 year ago

Excellent article.

NewDay
NewDay
1 year ago

It would be a good thing because it would show the younger generation what life should be about instead of sanctuary cities full of lawlessness and homelessness and dependency on government handouts.

teresa Ann d'alessandro
teresa Ann d'alessandro
1 year ago

I know this wouldn’t happen but i wish President Trump would build a city so we common sense people could all go there. then we wouldn’t have to put up with idiots on the left.

Rick
Rick
1 year ago

Nominating Trump will give us four more years of Biden and we can kiss the USA bye bye.

Randall L. Beatty
Randall L. Beatty
1 year ago

When President Trump was in office everything Trump tried to do the Dems hated we did not have all these problems when he was in office look what we have now after several years without Trump and everything is worse but Trump haters are still out there but for some Biden can do no wrong we need hope in this country and with Biden there is no hope. We need someone back that can get this country back on track.

Patricia Pummel
Patricia Pummel
1 year ago

I’m excited about your new ‘freedom cities’ idea!
Reminder: South Dakota has a lot of open space … Possiblity an opportunity here in the Mt. Rushmore State!
Presently, I am relocating to Spearfish, SD …
Please let me know if I can help!
Patricia
695 390 7899
PS: Maybe you could join me for a weekly ‘Wingnuts’ meeting…. your name comes up often! We are your ‘Ambassadors’! (I thoroughly enjoyed your Casper event!)

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Another great Trump concept. Refreshing. Positive. Exciting. Let the sanctuary cities
have all the criminals and illegals ( ie Chicago) while new cities of moderate size attract
normal, decent people. Let all the trans, LGBTQXZBCIX , abused victimized minority,
voter-suppressed, fatherless family, illegal immigrant ridden, poorly educated people live
together in failed cities while those with ambition and worth ethic live in other cities.
Love the concept. Those with legal ambition should not have to live with those who
desire to fail.

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Our problem is that the communists in our nation (which is a majority) expect the few who pay tax
to take care of everyone and are angry that the small number of taxpayers can’t pay more. Thats why Biden wants one million more IRS agents. Soon, the only employer will be the Fed govt.

Heinrich Brinks
Heinrich Brinks
1 year ago

Brasilia

Weary
Weary
1 year ago

Would these new cities have defined guidelines for their people and resources? Would they be dedicated “One Nation Under GOD?” Would background checks be done? So many questions…if these cities are Patriotic-where’s the sign-up list?

Jeanette
Jeanette
1 year ago

Sounds like a great pkan!

Elizabeth
Elizabeth
10 months ago

Can we get an idea of where he is planning to locate them? Anyone know?

Problem
Problem
1 year ago

Here’s an actual solution. Give Trump Greenland for free and let him be both king and dictator. He has about 50 million blind followers. Move them to Greenland and have them build the cities for Trump in Greenland.

Jeri
Jeri
1 year ago

Critics are working to dismiss his idea of freedom cities and promoting their 15 minute communist cities…

GTPatriot
GTPatriot
1 year ago

Today, thankfully, Donald Trump’s reelection has been guaranteed. The NY indictment of Trump
has accomplished this. CNN has finally, after 2 years of irrelevance, now has a life line thrown to
them after falling out of the boat during the 21/2 year Russia Collusion fiasco.

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