This is the GOP’s culture war convention. – 28 years ago at the 1992 Republican National Convention, held in the Astrodome in Houston, Texas, Patrick J. Buchanan made a speech that the Democrats, their corrupt news media toadies and the country club Republicans hated. Because, as a part of that long speech, he had the courage to tell the truth, in a single paragraph, about what was really happening in America at that time:
“My friends, this election is about more than who gets what. It is about who we are. It is about what we believe, and what we stand for as Americans. There is a religious war going on in this country. It is a cultural war, as critical to the kind of nation we shall be as was the Cold War itself, for this war is for the soul of America. And in that struggle for the soul of America, Clinton & Clinton are on the other side, and George Bush is on our side. And so, to the Buchanan Brigades out there, we have to come home and stand beside George Bush.”
A cultural war. A battle for the soul of America. That is what America was engaged in at that point in time, 28 years ago, as those on the radical left carried out assaults on the institutions and traditions that made this the greatest country ever imagined by man. Buchanan was right, and the denizens of the DC Swamp, the creatures of the political muck and mire that serves as the policy conduit on our nation’s soul, hated him for it.
That war for America’s soul rages on today, more blatant and in-your-face than ever before, precisely because Donald Trump, a real culture warrior, won the presidency four years ago. He has spent the last four years fighting almost alone against the Swamp, which has raised an assault on him, his reputation, his family and anyone who continues to support him that has become increasingly strident in its tone and violent in its action.
We see the Left’s cultural war played out on social media every day. It flashes onto our TV screens in the form of businesses being looted and buildings being burned by professional rioters who are bused into Democrat-run cities like Portland and Kenosha, paid for by Soros/Democrat front groups. It comes into our homes in the form of videos of the Democrat Speaker of the House calling Trump supporters “enemies of the state.” It rages on CNN as Don Lemon proposes sending Trump voters to re-education camps, with the brother of the mass-murdering Governor of New York nodding his head in agreement.
We see the Left’s cultural war, this war for America’s soul, presented to us in the Democrat Party’s platform, a platform that calls for open borders, for returning our country to the subservience to China brought to us by two Bushes, a Clinton and an Obama. It’s a platform that calls for returning our country’s support in the Middle East to the Mullahs in Iran, for re-committing America to the fraudulent wealth distribution scheme called the Paris Climate Accords.
We see the Left’s cultural war presented to us in the form of a mannequin of a nominee, a man who doesn’t know where he is half the time, who parrots talking points fed to him by the leftist radicals who serve as his handlers. That mannequin of a man promises to shut the country’s economy down again if he is elected, to destroy the domestic oil and gas industry in order to render America subservient yet again to Russia and Saudi Arabia and Iraq and Iran for its energy needs. That mannequin promises to squander America’s wealth on a “Green New Deal” that would destroy our airlines in favor of building a completely unfeasible network of rail lines whose real purpose would be to limit our mobility and keep us shut in our homes, frightened and dependent on whatever guaranteed income the leftist radicals deem appropriate for us.
We saw the Left’s cultural war played out at last week’s Democrat Convention, during which not a single speaker dared to condemn the mass rioting, violence and destruction taking place in Democrat-run cities across the country. Because this is what the Democrats have become: A Party that sponsors riots as a political tool.
In response to the Left’s cultural war, the GOP, led by President Trump, has thus far presented a convention filled with hope and real people telling their real, compelling, American stories. Last night, the First Lady spoke eloquently of her hopes for America and her personal struggle to immigrate to this country. The President himself issued a pardon live on national TV to a former felon who has turned around his life, and performed a naturalization ceremony for an immigrant who had followed the law to become a real American the right way. To top things off, Nicholas Sandmann, the teenager who was slandered and smeared mercilessly by the leftist, corrupt media, told his story of fighting back and winning against the media mob.
The first night of the convention featured a parade of African Americans like Herschel Walker, Democrat legislator Vernon Jones and South Carolina Senator Tim Scott, reassuring Black voters that it is ok to break free of the Democrat plantation and vote for freedom and a chance at real growth and success. It featured former UN Ambassador Nikki Haley, the first Indian-American woman to be elected governor of any state. It featured Natalie Harp, a cancer survivor who only lives today because the President fought so hard to implement “right-to-try” policies that allow those with advanced illnesses to try experimental drugs. And it featured Mark and Patricia McCloskey, the St. Louis couple who pointed guns at rioting thugs who had illegally broken into their gated neighborhood, and who later had their home raided on the orders of a corrupt, Soros-funded prosecutor.
These are the cultural war conventions we see playing across our TV screens in real time these past two weeks. The cultural war Buchanan warned us about rages more violently than ever, smeared directly in our faces every day by Democrat-sponsored rioters and increasingly bold Democrat politicians who seldom bother to hide their real objectives anymore.
Standing between ordinary Americans and the barbarians at America’s gate is one man: Donald Trump. No one could have seen this coming when he announced his candidacy 5 years ago, but he has truly become that rarest of rare human commodities: The Indispensable Man.
Make no mistake about it: The vote you cast this year for president is a vote that will decide the war for America’s soul. We can either remain a free nation made up of free people, or we can fall.
It’s the clearest choice we have ever faced.
That is all.
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