Prime Minister's Speech Singaporeans waiting for...in the future
To the people of Singapore.
We, the citizens of Singapore, are now joined in a great national effort to rebuild our country and to restore its promise for all of our people. Together, we will determine the course of Singaporeans and Singapore, for many, many years to come. We will face challenges. We will confront hardships. But we will get the job done.
Today has very special meaning. Because today we are not merely transferring power from one administration to another, or from one party to another - but we are transferring power from the government and giving it back to you, the people.
For too long, a small group in our nation's capital has reaped the rewards of government while the people have borne the cost. Singapore flourished - but the people did not share in its wealth. Politicians prospered - but the jobs left, and the factories closed. The establishment protected itself, but not the citizens of our country.
Their victories have not been your victories; their triumphs have not been your triumphs; and while they celebrated in prosperity, there was little to celebrate for struggling families all across our island.
That all changes - starting right here, and right now, because this moment is your moment: it belongs to you. It belongs to everyone gathered here today and everyone watching all across Singapore. This is your day. This is your celebration. And this Singapore, your country.
What truly matters is not which party controls our government, but whether our government is controlled by the people. Today will be remembered as the day the people became the rulers of this nation again. The forgotten men and women of our country will be forgotten no longer.
Everyone is listening to you now. You came by the millions to become part of a historic movement Singaporeans have never seen before. At the centre of this movement is a crucial conviction: that a nation exists to serve its citizens.
Singaporeans want great schools for their children, safe neighbourhoods for their families, and good jobs for themselves. These are the just and reasonable demands of righteous people and a righteous public.
But for too many of our citizens, a different reality exists: Mothers and children trapped in poverty in our HDB estates; factories are no more; an education system, flush with cash, but which leaves our young and beautiful students deprived of all knowledge.
This carnage stops right here and stops right now. We are one nation - and their pain is our pain. Their dreams are our dreams; and their success will be our success. We share one heart, one home, and one glorious destiny.
The oath of office I take today is an oath of allegiance to all Singaporeans.
For many decades, we've enriched foreigners at the expense of Singaporeans; subsidised the defence of our country while allowing for the very sad depletion of our NS men; we've defended our borders while refusing to defend our citizens; and spent billions of dollars overseas on military training but no place for our soldiers at home.
We've made foreigners rich while the wealth, strength, and confidence of our people have dissipated over the horizon. One by one our citizens lost their jobs and left our shores, with not even a thought about the families that were left behind. The wealth of our middle class has been ripped from their homes and then redistributed to the foreigners and across the world. But that is the past. And now we are looking only to the future.
We assembled here today are issuing a new decree to be heard in every HDB estate, in every home, and in every office of power. From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land. From this day forward, it's going to be only Singaporean First, Singapore First.
Every decision on trade, on taxes, on immigration, on foreign affairs, will be made to benefit Singaporean workers and Singaporean families.
We must protect our borders from the ravages of other countries, stealing our companies, and destroying our jobs. Protection will lead to great prosperity and strength.
I will fight for you with every breath in my body - and I will never, ever let you down.
Singaporeans will start winning again, winning like never before. We will bring back our jobs. We will protect our borders. We will bring back our wealth. And we will bring back our dreams.
We will get our people off of welfare and back to work - rebuilding our country with Singaporean hands and Singaporean labour. We will follow two simple rules: Buy Singapore and hire Singaporeans.
We do not seek to impose our way of life on anyone, but rather to let it shine as an example - we will shine - for everyone to follow.
At the bedrock of our politics will be a total allegiance to the citizens of Singapore, and through our loyalty to our country, we will rediscover our loyalty to each other. When you open your heart to patriotism, there is no room for prejudice.
We must speak our minds openly, debate our disagreements honestly, but always pursue solidarity. When Singapore is united, Singapore is totally unstoppable.
There should be no fear - we are protected, and we will always be protected. We will be protected by the great men and women of our military and law enforcement and, most importantly, we will be protected by our Government.
Finally, we must think big and dream even bigger. In Singapore, we understand that a nation is only living as long as it is striving. We will no longer accept politicians who are all talk and no action - constantly complaining but never doing anything about it.
The time for empty talk is over. Now arrives the hour of action. Do not allow anyone to tell you that it cannot be done. No challenge can match the heart and fight and spirit of Singaporeans. We will not fail. Our country will thrive and prosper again.
We stand at the birth of a new millennium, to free us from the miseries of disease, and to harness the energies, industries and technologies of tomorrow.
A new national pride will stir our souls, lift our sights, and heal our divisions.
It is time to remember that whether we are black or brown or yellow, we all bleed the same red blood of patriots, we all enjoy the same glorious freedoms, and we all salute the same great Singaporean Flag.
And whether a child is born in the urban sprawl of Red Hill or the plains of Bukit Timah, they look up at the same night sky, they fill their heart with the same dreams.
So to all Singaporeans, in every estate near and far, small and large, from Tuas to Changi, and from Woodlands to Tanjong Pagar, hear these words:
You will never be ignored again.
Your voice, your hopes, and your dreams, will define our Singaporean destiny. And your courage and goodness and love will forever guide us along the way.
Together, we will make Singapore strong again.
We will make Singaporeans wealthy again.
We will make Singapore proud again.
We will make Singapore safe again.
And, yes, together, we will make Singapore great again.
Thank you, Singaporeans. Thank you. God bless Singapore.
Future Prime Minister
Republic of Singapore
Acknowledgement: The above is a plagiarised speech of Donald Trump that is an inspiration to the American people and is something that Singaporeans would look forward to hear some time in the future. Special thanks and appreciation to President Donald Trump for borrowing his ideas and words.