As this election approaches, we’re at a crossroads of history, Vice President Mike Pence warns, and the fate of America is at stake. “President Trump has set our nation on a path of freedom and opportunity. Joe Biden would set America on a path of socialism and decline. But we are not going to let it happen.”
Vice President Pence proudly accepts the nomination
Low key Vice President Mike Pence headlined the third night of the Republican National Convention, appearing from the hallowed grounds of Fort McHenry National Monument in Baltimore, Maryland. The former Governor of Indiana made sure to note, the fort is “the site of the very battle that inspired the words of our national anthem.” The place which was once illuminated by the “rocket’s red glare” could not have been a more appropriate setting, both for the content of his speech – and the violent riots which were unfolding in Minneapolis Wednesday night. The networks were forced to split the screen to cover Black Lives Matter anarchists looting and burning, while the vice president stressed the need for law and order.
In the midst of a global pandemic, Pence declared, “just as our nation had begun to recover, we have seen violence and chaos in the streets of our major cities. President Trump and I will always support the right of Americans to peacefully protest. But rioting and looting is not peaceful protest. Tearing down statues is not free speech, and those who do so will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.” Viewers at home were treated to scenes of rioting BLM anarchists looting a Target store at the same time.
Pence was furious that “Joe Biden did not say one word about the violence and chaos engulfing cities across this country. So let me be clear. The violence must stop.” From Minneapolis to Portland, to Kenosha, “too many heroes have died defending our freedom to see Americans strike each other down. We will have law and order on the streets of this country for every American of every race and creed and color.” Contrary to liberal beliefs, “we do not have to choose between supporting law enforcement and standing with our African-American neighbors to improve the quality of their lives.”
Two radically different views of America
Democrats, Mike Pence scolded, “spent four days attacking America.” Joe Biden himself lamented that “we were living through a season of darkness,” but as President Trump said, “where Joe Biden sees American darkness, we see American greatness.” Four years ago, “I answered the call to be on this ticket, because I knew that Donald Trump had the leadership and the vision to make America great again.” He did.
“For the last four years, I watched this president endure unrelenting attacks but get up every day and fight to keep the promises that he made to the American people.” Pence admits he and the president don’t always see eye to eye but “Americans see President Trump in lots of different ways, but there is no doubt how President Trump sees America. He sees America for what it is, a nation that has done more good in this world than any other.”
“Four years ago, we inherited a military hollowed out by devastating budget cuts, an economy struggling to break out in the slowest recovery since the Great Depression.” Creepy Joe Biden was in the slot Pence holds now. Under his watch, “ISIS controlled a landmass twice the size of Pennsylvania, and we witnessed the steady assault on our most cherished values, freedom of religion and the right to life. That’s when President Donald Trump stepped in.”