The Republican National Convention kicked off Monday, Aug. 24, centered on the theme “Land of Promise” following the formal nomination of President Trump in Charlotte, N.C.
Throughout the four-day convention prominent Republican leaders as well as President Trump’s family, supporters and advocates shared testimonials, efforts and facts that highlighted the nation and organization of the Grand Old Party.
Speeches were delivered both among small crowds and virtually, portraying President Trump as a compassionate and tender leader who strives to improve America and its citizens. There was an emphasis on the economical standpoint in which Trump seeks to continue to maximize job opportunities for Americans and decrease taxes for hard-working citizens.
“We put hard-earned tax dollars back in peoples’ pockets by cutting their taxes,” Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina said. “Especially for single-parent households like the one I grew up in.”
The GOP shed light on minorities and their experiences in an effort to connect with a key demographic in which they lack votes.
Each speaker touched on an important factor that showed initiative and action among the party. Though many may not agree with the GOP, they were able to point out prominent concerns and policies that were not as heavily addressed during the Democratic National Convention.
The DNC consisted of speeches centered on President Trump and what he has not done as a leader. Criticizing the far left was the foundation for the Democratic Party, leaving a lot of gray area for initiatives implemented if Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are to win on Nov. 3.
“During this president’s term the unthinkable has become normal,” Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders said. “He has tried to prevent people from voting, under-minded the U.S. Postal Service, deployed the military and federal agents against peaceful protestors…”
In order for the Democratic Party to ensure more votes the focus needs to shift heavily toward policies and initiatives that will benefit Americans and not simply rely on the inadequacies they see in President Trump.
The GOP ensured that policies and initiatives were discussed while carefully addressing concerns and issues with the pandemic and police brutality. Republicans rallied in support of what they know to be true with what is currently in place. They were also reminded, similarly to the Democratic Party, that this vote is choosing between two incomparable views of American society.
Both parties stressed that this election is critical. The far right highlighted the importance that re-electing Trump will continue to diminish the true democracy that America was founded on. Meanwhile, the far left threatened the absence of safety and security among Americans if Trump is removed from office.
“Your vote will decide whether we protect law abiding Americans,” Trump said repeatedly. “Or whether we give free rein to violent anarchist agitators and criminals who threaten our citizens.”
The RNC consisted of strategic speeches to reinforce the agenda and unity within the GOP. More information and a recap of the convention can be found online at National Public Radio.