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RNC Convention Key Takeaways, Day 3

Thematically, The 2020 Republican Convention is constructing an American Arc starting with “The Land of Promise” then “The Land of Opportunity,” and on night three, it is “The Land of Heroes.” President Trump and the GOP are making the case that to achieve the promise of the American dream and utilize one’s opportunities, the Republic must defend and protect these principles and the citizens who exercise them.

The third night was the best visually with seamless transitions and dramatic music and video montages to punctuate the importance of the moment. The locations remained the Andrew W. Mellon Auditorium for podium speeches, and exterior White House images and DC monuments as backdrops. But it was Vice President Pence’s locale that made you catch your breath and be still in reverence. Vice President Mike Pence stood in the quarantine yard, filled with social distancing attendees, of the historic Fort McHenry with old glory waving from above.

Tonight, there were so many stellar speeches that loading in the video rather than just linking them seemed paramount. How can anyone bash honoring past and present American heroes? How can anyone complain or attempt to shame those who celebrate law enforcement and the US Military and commit to “Law and Order?” Right Wire Report has full faith the media and Democrats will find a way with impunity. Like the two previous nights, night three’s message discipline remained strong. Day Sessions were (Party business working groups).

Evening Session

  • Opening Introductory “Dream heroic Dreams” narrated by Jon Voight. 
  • Prayer Rabbi Aryeah Spero Conference of Jewish Affairs President. Watch the Prayer here.
  • Former Air Force Master Sgt. Joseph Deslauriers wounded veteran gives the Pledge of Allegiance – see here.
  • Gov. Kristi Noem of South Dakota gave a retrospective on our founding history and declared those principles are under attack and must be defended. She said, “America is an exceptional nation founded on equality, freedom, and opportunity.” Noem was emphatic that “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,” she says. “The Republican Party’s commitment to individual rights and self-government is as necessary today as it was in 1860 when we won our first presidential election.” Watch her speech here.
  • Scott Dane is the executive director of the Associated Contract Loggers and Truckers of Minnesota. The great American Story required the logging industry, and he reflected on that history. He said the last time Joe Biden was in office, “Minnesota lost over half of its mills, thousands of jobs, and experienced nearly a decade of decline. The administration just didn’t seem to care. In 47 years in Washington, Joe Biden hasn’t done anything for the timber industry.” He credited Trump,” we’ve seen a new recognition of the value of forest management in reducing wildfires. And we’ve seen new support for our way of life, where a strong back and a strong work ethic can build a strong middle class.” Watch his speech here.
  • Senator Marsha Blackburn’s (R-TN) focus was on law enforcement and military heroes. She said, “Leftists try to turn them into villains. They try to “cancel” them. But I’m here to tell you that these heroes can’t be canceled. She explained, “As hard as Democrats try, they can’t cancel our heroes. They can’t contest their bravery, and they can’t dismiss the powerful sense of service that lives deep in their souls,” she says. “So they try to defund them—our military, our police, even ICE—to take away their tools to keep us safe.” Blackburn says Biden and Harris and their “radical allies try to destroy these heroes, because if there are no heroes to inspire us—the government can control us. “Watch her speech here.
  • Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas, has earned the right to speak to Americans about heroes. He spoke about America’s long history of “duty” and “our enemies fear us because Americans fight for good, and we know it gives us strength. And when our heroes are trusted and equipped, then freedom prevails.” Standing wearing an eye patch from a war injury, he said, “America is a fabric woven from the threads of history’s best stories, best attributes, and greatest ideas. The American spirit reflects the oldest and most important virtues: self-sacrifice, courage, tolerance, love of country, grace, and passion for human achievement,” Crenshaw says. “We can decide right now that American greatness will not be rejected nor squandered. As the American founding was grounded in individual liberty, so will be our future.” This was an inspiring speech from a real patriot.

  • LT. Gen.Keith Kellogg (RET), national security advisor to the Vice President, spoke of being in the room with the President when acute military-related foreign policy decisions are being made. This speech was a riveting inside-baseball perspective on the successful Foreign policy that Trump has chosen and what is at stake if we reverse them. Every American needs to hear this speech.

  • Tera Myers, Mansfield (OH) was a school choice advocate who has a special needs child with Down’s Syndrome. She shared a visit at the White House with the President saying Trump did not dismiss her son and showed him he valued him and gave him an equal seat at the table. Watch her speech here.
  • Video Montage of the 100 years of Women in America.
  • Kayleigh McEnany White House press secretary opens up about her decision to have a radical mastectomy and how Trump called to check on her after the operation. She confirmed Trump’s commitment to maintaining pre-existing coverage for all Americans. She shares her experiences working so closely alongside the President.

  • Second lady Karen Pence gave a heartfelt speech about her work with Veterans and their families, highlighting PTSD and suicide. She honored their sacrifice to our county. Watch her video here.
  • Kellyanne Conway, Senior White House advisor, talked about how she has watched President Trump’s compassionate interactions with Americans and how it is evident how much he cares. She reviewed the many women he has working in highest positions, including her own historic role of being the first female campaign manager to win the White house. “Family, faith and freedom” was her message. Watch her video here.
  • Sister Dr. Deirdre Byrne, a surgeon, veteran, and member of Little Workers of the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary. One of the most fascinating speeches of the night by far. She was unabashedly instructing on the wellness of the soul, saying, “while we tend to think of the marginalized as living beyond our borders, the truth is, the largest marginalized group in the world can be found in the United States. They are the unborn.” She called on Christians to make their voices heard at the ballot box. The Sister stated, “Trump is the most pro-life president the country has ever seen while Biden-Harris is the most anti-life ticket ever.” Watch her speech here.
  • Lou Holtz is the legendary Notre Dame Former, football coach. Trump is a winner! This speech needs to become part of the standard 8th-grade curriculum across American schools. No Seriously. The coach drills down -three things you have to ask yourself, do you trust them? Are they committed? And do they love the country? This speech is an amazing litmus test for life and how to make good sound decisions.

  • Michael McHale, National Association of Police Organizations, explains that chaos results when leaders make the conscious decision not to support law enforcement. He says Biden has been taken over by the radical left, and Harris has supported legislation to further restrict police that would make America’s streets more dangerous. He makes the case that Trump-Pence is the pro-law enforcement candidate. Watch his speech here.
  • Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y. She is the youngest Republican woman to serve in Congress and has a bright political future ahead. “I am honored to support President Trump for re-election because I know that he is the only candidate who will stand up for hard-working families and protect the American Dream for future generations,” she says. “Since his first day in office, President Trump has fought tirelessly to deliver results for all Americans, despite the Democrats’ baseless and illegal impeachment sham and the media’s endless obsession with it. I was proud to lead the effort standing up for the Constitution, President Trump, and, most importantly, the American people. This attack was not just on the President, it was an attack on you–your voice and your vote.” Watch her speech here.
  • Madison Cawthorn, North Carolina Republican congressional nominee, If elected, the 25-year-old candidate would be the youngest member of Congress. Cawthorn is in a wheelchair after a car accident as a teen. He mentions George Washington, Abe Lincoln, James Madison all changed the world in their twenties. “While the radical left wants to dismantle, defund, and destroy, Republicans, under President Trump’s leadership, want to rebuild, restore and renew,” he says. He says political forces today “want to usher in the digital dark ages, a time of information without wisdom and tribalism without truth. National leaders on the left have normalized demagoguery and a radicalized identity politics that rejects”  The close of this speech sent chills down my spine watch to see why. This was the most awe-inspiring speech of the evening.

  • Jack Brewer, the former NFL Player, and Democrat spoke about how even his small child said to him, “All Lives Matter.” He called out the media lies on this President and said he knows what racism looks like and charges the media for not giving Trump enough credit for what he has done for the black community. Brewer’s speech was aspirational and one of the best of the evening.

  • Chen Guangcheng is a Chinese legal activist. He read braille and gave a courageous warning about China (CCP) and told his inspirational story of torture. “CCP is the enemy of humanity and is terrorizing its own people and threatening the well-being of the world.” He commended Trump for standing up to China and implored we vote a president who will not capitulate to China but stand up to tyranny. Watch his speech here.
  • Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y. confirmed Trump’s rapid and positive response to the virus and specifically to his state. Watch his speech here.
  • Video Montage Veterans, which talked about how Trump VA policy changes made a difference.
  • Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, slammed the establishment media for ignoring the Iowa storm (derechos) because Iowa is still a flyover country. She credits Trump for visiting Iowa and putting the devastation on the national media’s radar. She says she can’t recall a ticket that was more hostile to farmers than Obama-Biden unless you count Biden-Harris. View video here.
  • Burgess Owens is the formal NFL Safety and Utah Republican congressional nominee. Owens talked about being raised in the South during the days of KKK and Jim Crow. He said during an economic downturn, and he worked as a chimney sweep. “We need leaders who stand by their principles and won’t compromise their values for political opportunities. Now, more than ever, we need leaders who will stand up to the lawlessness supported by the radical left”, he said. “I’m running for Congress because we don’t need more career politicians. We need a few more chimney sweeps,” he says. “We need more leaders like President Trump, who understand the freedoms that make up the fabric of America. “Watch his speech here.
  • Video montage on Baltimore fort McHenry  View video here.
  • Lara Trump is the campaign advisor and wife of Eric Trump. She spoke about her personal experience being a girl from a humble background from North Carolina and getting to know the Trump family first hand. She painted a picture of warmth, support, and unity among them, She said her father in law saw something in her and fostered her potential by giving her responsibilities in the campaign and spoke of all the other women in Trump’s orbit that he promotes and champions in positions. Lara’s speech was effective fighting back against the propaganda. Trump is horrible and is threatened by strong females. Watch her speech here.
  • Sam Vigil, a widower, cries there is a hole in his heart since his wife Jackie, who was killed in her driveway, was taken from him. He credits President Trump and the FBI, who took over Jackie’s case as crime skyrocketed in Albuquerque and case backed up. He says they arrested four men in a matter of days, and the fifth, the suspected killer, is an illegal alien with a criminal record who had previously been deported. Watch his speech here.
  • Clarence Henderson, Civil rights activist, and Greensboro sit-in participant. Potent testimony-He states he was born on the wrong side of the tracks, doesn’t have a birth certificate, never attended integrated schools, is a civil rights activist … and is a Republican who supports Donald Trump.”If that sounds strange to you, learn your history,” he says. “It was the Republican Party that passed the 13th Amendment abolishing slavery; it was the Republican Party that passed the 14th Amendment giving black men citizenship, and it was the Republican Party that passed the 15th Amendment giving Black men the right to vote.” Henderson went on to say, “there are African-American voters all over the country who the media is trying to convince to conform to the same old Democratic talking points. Do you know what that’ll get you? The same old results.”

  • Richard Grenell is the former acting Director of National Intelligence, former Ambassador to Germany, and current RNC advisor. Grenell explains Trump’s “America First” foreign policy: America First does not advance the interests of one group of Americans at the expense of any other. It has no bias about red or blue, educated or not educated, urban or rural. America First is simply the belief that politicians should focus on the equality and dignity of every American. And that this duty is fulfilled by promoting the safety and wealth of the American people above all else. That’s America First. That’s the Trump Doctrine. And that, my friends, is four more years.” He also spoke to the Obama/Biden spied on Trump and perpetrated the Russian Hoax. Grenell, and an openly gay man, recently made a video declaring that Trump was the most pro-gay president in history – see here.

  • Vice President Mike Pence Keynote speech at Fort McHenry in Baltimore was given under the stars with a socially distanced crowd in attendance. It was a methodical, measured, dotted out in a row, address that was huge on heart and purpose but humbly delivered. The Vice President had a job to do this evening, and he accomplished it. His words stood up against the hallowed grounds he stood, and with great empathy and determination, he made a case for the ticket to be re-elected.he also forcefully denounced the violent protesters.

  • President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump make an appearance on stage with the Pence’s, and Trace Adkins (country-western singer) delivers amazing rendition under the 15 stars/15 stripes flag that flies over Fort McHenry, the same flag that inspired the National Anthem. Such a moving tribute to our country’s heroes as the American Flag swaying in the breeze and wounded veterans using walkers to stand.

President Donald Trump released his second-term agenda in advance, and many of the items were highlighted tonight – see here.

The four objectives for night three:

  1. The Republican Party and President Trump stand with Law enforcement and US Military members and their families. “President Trump has your back!”
  2. There can be no freedom without security. The Republican Party and President Trump will protect your civil liberties and sacred right to life and defend our right to live in safe communities. There is nothing racist about identifying decades of failed policies in minority communities, and implementing solutions to change those failures is making all lives matter.
  3. The Republican Party and President Trump are not going to take away your private healthcare. The GOP plan is quality care at lower costs for services and medicine with individual choice. President Trump is committed to protecting pre-existing conditions.
  4. Adherence to the US Constitution and founding principles delivers the best outcomes for all of us. Free markets and sovereign self ensures liberty. Socialism is not compatible with the guiding mechanism in our founding documents that secures us from tyranny. National pride in our country is not bigotry. The rule of law, and love of country and its flag, is essential to the American dream and we all can be heroes by honoring and protecting those sacred principles and honor our divine providence as one nation under God.

We will be doing a summary on each consecutive night remaining, so check back. As we have after each night, we will ask again to engage in an intellectual exercise that will be both enlightening and affirming as well as depressing. Take 15 minutes of your day and google headlines after each night, and compare and contrast, to Democrat convention headlines. Truly, eye-opening.

We have only one night remaining, and so far, almost every media narrative perpetrated about this President has been demonstrably challenged and exposed.

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