Review of Republican National Convention

Review of Republican National Convention

The 2020 Republican National Convention was held August 24-27 both virtually and multiple in person locations.


The 2020 Republican National Convention was held August 24-27 both virtually and multiple in person locations.

Nicholas Scoggins, Staff Reporter

The Republican Party recently held the Republican National Convention August 24-27 in Charlotte, North Carolina and Washington DC. The convention in my opinion was an overwhelming success with a strong showing from both many prominent figures in the conservative movement and many Americans who have suffered the consequences of Democrat actions. In order to understand my viewpoint for this column, I am a libertarian conservative. I’m a believer in some liberal issues such as gay marriage, but I go conservative/libertarian on issues such as gun rights, fiscal affairs, the armed forces and border control.

The first speech I saw was Charlie Kirk, the head of Turning Point USA, which is one of the largest conservative/libertarian youth organizations in the country. One of the best speeches during the early part of the convention was by Georgia State Representative Vernon Jones, an African American democrat. He proudly spoke about how Trump had done so much for the Black community while the democratic party is all talk and only discusses racial justice in order to get votes, something which I agree with. He also ridiculed Biden for his racist remarks toward black Americans.

On to the bad of the first night. There was political commentator Kimberly Guilfoyle, whose speech seemed out of anger, and  later complemented by Donald Trump Jr.’s speech. While Trump Jr.’s past speeches have been amazing, this event he seemed as if he wasn’t there while he was talking. I agreed with everything he was saying, but he seemed like he wasn’t really there. The first night concluded with a strong speech by Tim Scott, an African American Senator from South Carolina. He ridiculed the radical elements of the Black Lives Matter movement and told the story of how he went from being in a poor family to being a U.S. Senator.

The last night of the RNC was another great night. One of the speeches I was a fan of was given by Jeff Van Drew, the congressional representative for New Jersey’s Second Congressional District. He spoke about how he was originally a Democrat, but the party’s radical shift to Marxism alienated him and he crossed lines into the Republican Party. The reason why it stuck with me was that he spoke about converting. I used to be a middle of the road independent, fed up with both the rise of socialism in the Democratic Party as well as the rise of evangelicalism in the Republican Party (I am a Christian for the record). However, that changed in the past few months, the mass rioting and looting, all condoned by major Democratic figures, as well as the anti-police rhetoric regurgitated by every left-wing politician and celebrity, changed my view of the political situation. I went from being an independent to rallying around the Republican Party, as I think it is the best shield against the rampant anarchism that has prevailed in the past few months. What also helped me become a staunch Republican was the party’s shift to starting to become more acceptive of people who are gay. There was evidence of this in the convention when businessperson Dana White took to the podium.

Another powerful speech from the last evening was by the head of the New York City Police Benevolent Association, Patrick Lynch. One of the biggest reasons I joined the Republican ranks is how democrats are treating policemen and women. Patrick Lynch delivered a scathing rant against the leftist politicians who have betrayed our police officers  and affirmed that the Republican Party will not disband or defund police departments. I could easily rally around Lynch and, even though I am in favor of less government, I am also a staunch supporter of law and order.

An excellent speech that caught my attention was by Carl and Marsha Mueller, the parents of Kayla Mueller who was kidnapped, raped and murdered by ISIS terrorists. Their speech focused on the Obama administration’s biggest blunder, foreign policy. They talked about how after Kayla was kidnapped by the Islamic State, they constantly asked for help from Obama, but nothing was done. They mentioned how by the time Obama did dispatch forces to rescue Kayla and other hostages, they were gone. Because of this inaction, Kayla did not come home. The Muellers then talked about how Trump was a man of action, not words, about how he destroyed the so-called Islamic State and killed it’s leader, Abu Bakr Al-bagdadi, who was responsible for much of Mueller’s suffering.  

The night was concluded by a speech from the Commander-in-Chief himself, Donald J. Trump. He promised the American people that he was running on a campaign of national unity and fighting the anarchists who have torn our nation apart. With Trump accepting the nomination, the race for the presidency was officially initiated. 

For the past few months, the Democratic Party has played an ugly game of divide and conquer with the American people. They have played us against one another on the account of our race and social class. They have a thrown out law and order in favor of subjecting us to mob rule and letting criminals destroy our property and livelihood. Their media lackeys preach about the “peaceful protests” even though they have resulted in the destruction of black businesses and the murder of black police officers. What the Democratic Party forgets is that regardless of their race, gender, sexual orientation and creed, all Americans are equal and all deserve the same under the laws of our great republic. That is why I support Donald Trump, he will uphold our very way of life and drive these traitors out of office. Biden is merely a tool for the radical Marxists to exploit, with him in office, they will use him to destroy our very way of life and take the thing that matters most to us, our freedom.

The 2020 Republican National Convention was held August 24-27. Photo is by the Republican Party.