As the Republican National Convention draws to an end, the contrast to the message presented by the Democrats was cataclysmic. The Democrats spent their convention bashing Donald Trump and blaming him for all our problems, while alternately calling America a systematically racist and unfair country that is in need of huge reform and change. In short, the Democrats are calling for a dismantling of our current system and the destruction of our most sacred ideals and freedoms.
The Republicans desperately needed to present a united message of hope for our Country, defending America as the great nation that it is, pushing back against the cancel culture of the left, and standing up for the freedom of everyday Americans. Fortunately, they did just that.
Speaker after speaker stood up and pushed back against the talking points of the left and attacked the radical agenda they proposed while standing for ideals that resonate with the average American.
At the forefront of most American’s minds, is the violence happening in cities across America. But even as mobs burn, loot, and destroy our cities, the Democratic party failed to even mention it at their convention, choosing instead to ignore an issue that voters across America are deeply concerned with.
“I think that we may look back at the Democratic convention, if Donald Trump goes on to win re-election, and view Joe Biden’s decision and the decision of the Democratic Party not to speak about the violence and riots that we see in these major cities as equivalent to the major political mistake of 2016 of Hillary Clinton never going to Wisconsin,” said Ben Domenech, editor of the Federalist. This is undoubtedly true. The American people look to their leaders to protect them from just this type of violence, and the failure of the Democratic party to even mention it is a horrible political move and a troubling stance from a major party.
The Republican party on the other hand strongly condemned the violence happening in our cities and took a hardline stance calling for an end to the lawlessness and destruction.
Governor of South Dakota, Kristi Noem, had perhaps the best speech on the violence happening now, speaking compellingly and strongly to address it.
“It took 244 years to build this great nation — flaws and all — but we stand to lose it in a tiny fraction of that time if we continue down the path taken by the Democrats and their radical supporters. From Seattle and Portland to Washington and New York, Democrat-run cities across this country are being overrun by violent mobs. The violence is rampant. There’s looting, chaos, destruction, and murder. People that can afford to flee have fled. But the people that can’t — good, hard-working Americans — are left to fend for themselves.”
It is hard to see this as anything but a win for Republicans, as they strongly addressed an issue that people will doubtless vote on and one that their opponents failed to even address.
Former US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, spoke about “cancel culture” and Democrat’s continual radical turn. “In much of the Democratic Party, it’s now fashionable to say that America is racist. That is a lie. America is not a racist country.” This is a personal message for Haley, who is the child of Indian immigrants and has seen the prosperity and opportunity this country affords first hand. Her message resonates with concerned citizens around the country who are proud of our nation and know the freedom America provides.
The RNC also highlighted the Democrats continued lurch towards Socialism as Joe Biden embraced the socialist branch of the party as well as socialist progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s radical and destructive green new deal. The Republican party powerfully highlighted this by inviting Maximo Alvarez, who’s family fled communism twice in Spain and Cuba, eventually reaching the United States. Alvarez spoke of his first-hand experience with communism and the dangers of allowing it to take root in America. “I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before and I’m here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country. I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who could have been me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill.” His speech was a deeply stirring call for Americans to reject the poisonous movement of socialism in America.
For what feels like the first time, the Republicans addressed the raging culture war as well, most notably on the issue of abortion. For years the right has refused to recognize the culture war the left is fighting, and unfortunately, winning. On issues like marriage, gender, and abortion, the left has been slowly, but successfully, pushing society away from traditional values and morals, towards a culture that today, accepts things that were unheard of just a short period of time ago. But on Tuesday, Republicans brought the culture war to the forefront, pushing back against the lefts cancel culture and highlighting their anti-abortion stance as a key part of the party platform going forward. Abby Johnson, a former planned parenthood director, spoke about her time working at an abortion clinic. She exposed the evils of abortion and the abortion industry in graphic and heart-wrenching detail, for all of America to hear.
Abby Johnson’s full speech:
The Republican Party highlighted the issues that American’s care about most and put forward a message of hope for the average American. The RNC was night after night of speakers standing up and defending America from the slanderous attacks of the left while promising to fight for the ideals, morals, and freedoms that this country was founded on and that make America such an exceptional nation.
But now we need action. For years, politicians from both parties, Republican and Democrat, have said the right things and made great-sounding promises, only to do nothing once they are elected.
The Republicans did a great job sending a message, now they need to deliver on those promises for the American people. In the next two months, the Republican party must prove that they are committed and willing to fight for the ideals that they claim to stand for. Now is a time for action. America stands at a crossroads and the American people need leaders willing to fight against the chaos and anarchy happening in our streets, and the corrupt politics happening in Washington.
As President Ronald Reagan said so well, “Perhaps you and I have lived with this miracle too long to be properly appreciative. Freedom is a fragile thing and is never more than one generation away from extinction. It is not ours by inheritance; it must be fought for and defended constantly by each generation, for it comes only once to a people. Those who have known freedom and then lost it have never known it again.”