In our country’s 248-year history, there have been many important dates, such as July 4, 1776, April 9, 1865, December 7, 1941,  and September 11, 2001. Yet, there is an upcoming date that is arguably even more important: November 5, 2024. This will be the election day that will determine whether our nation survives.

Will the country continue with President Joe Biden and his hellish, left-wing policies or return to the “Make America Great Again” policies of President Donald Trump. It is easy to contrast the records of the two Presidents.

Under President Trump, there was prosperity at home, with low interest rates and the American dream was in reach for first time home buyers. There was extremely low inflation, including low gasoline and grocery prices. Thus, the wages of Americans were not being destroyed by the “cruelest tax.”

In contrast, the Biden economy has been a disaster with skyrocketing inflation and interest rates. The American dream is impossible for millions of Americans. The purchasing power of Americans is declining as inflation is outpacing wage increases. Consequently, many Americans are forced to take multiple jobs, raid their savings, or charge more on their credit cards just to economically survive.

While Trump was President, there was peace abroad, with no wars raging and the United States was respected internationally, even by our adversaries China, Russia, and North Korea. In fact, President Trump made history by meeting with the North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un in three summits and was the first American President to step into North Korean territory.

Under President Biden, North Korea is once again threatening their neighbors with missile tests. China is harassing Taiwan in advance of a possible upcoming invasion. Russia invaded Ukraine in February of 2022 and the war is still ongoing after 26 months of brutal fighting.

During the Trump administration, the United States military was strong and had achieved a total victory over the terrorist group ISIS. On October 27, 2019, President Trump announced that the founder of ISIS, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, was killed by U.S. forces. Trump said that “Capturing or killing Baghdadi has been the top national security priority of my administration.”

President Trump also placed tremendous pressure on Iran, the world’s foremost sponsor of terrorism. He instituted crippling oil sanctions on Iran, cutting off their funding, which reduced the activity of the terrorist groups dependent on their financial assistance.

President Trump also ordered the drone strike which killed Iran’s top military commander, Gen Qasem Soleimani, on January 3, 2020. This infuriated Iran, which vowed revenge against the United States. While they were unable to strike back during the Trump administration, they have been able to exact revenge during Biden’s term.

Biden took office trying to entice Iran to rejoin talks for the ill-advised “nuclear deal.” He lessened the sanctions on Iran, allowing them to, once again, handsomely profit from oil sales.

This move allowed Iran to enrich their terrorist proxies, Hamas, Hezbollah, and the Houthis. Sadly, a horrific consequence occurred on October 7, 2023, when Israel was savagely attacked by Hamas and 1,200 innocent people were killed. Today, Hamas continues to hold 132 hostages, including six Americans.

In recent weeks, disturbing protests have been held throughout the nation to support the Palestinian cause and to criticize the military actions of Israel in their fight against Hamas. Many of the protesters have accused Israel, the country attacked by Hamas, of “genocide.”

In response, Biden has provided no leadership and has angered people on all sides of the conflict. His latest move is to withhold military aid to Israel, even though it was authorized by the U.S. Congress. Biden is trying to force Israel to cancel their planned military offensive into Rafah.

In response, President Trump condemned Biden, calling his actions, “one of the worst betrayals of an American ally in the history of our country.” Trump made it clear that he supports “Israel’s right to win its war on terror.”

In a recent interview with Brian Kilmeade on Fox News, President Donald Trump said, “The most important day in the history of our country is going to be November 5. Our country is going bad. And it’s going to be changed on November 5, and if it’s not changed, we’re not going to have a country anymore.”

According to Trump campaign spokesperson Stephen Cheung,  “Without law and order and safety for all Americans, we won’t have a country anymore.”

Millions of Americans feel unsafe living in a country led by President Joe Biden, who has allowed a record number of individuals from across the world to cross a wide-open southern border, which he refuses to close. When President Trump left office, the border was secure, and the wall was almost completed. He had instituted a “Remain in Mexico” policy and had ended “Catch and Release.”

Incredibly, Biden reversed all those successful policies, resulting in the largest influx of undocumented migrants in American history. These individuals are now called “newcomers” by leftists, who claim that they will bring only positive benefits to America.

The truth is that an open border has allowed criminals to enter our country and kill innocent Americans. Drugs are flowing into communities across the nation and, in 2022, a record number of 109,680 Americans died from overdoses and fentanyl poisoning.

The border crisis hurts our country economically by taking jobs away from Americans and increasing the burden on the government at all levels. Yet, for Biden and the Democrats, the open border is beneficial because of the new voters it creates.

A country without a border cannot survive for long, which should remind every American of the stakes of this election. Another four years of horrific economic, military, foreign and border policies will be catastrophic for America.

One man, Donald Trump, stands in the way of our country’s destruction. All Americans who care about our country’s future must vote for him on November 5, 2024, the most important date in American history.