As the Democratic National Convention winds down, let’s take a look ahead at the Republican National Convention, to be held August 24 to 27. The GOP convention is sure to be quite different, both in style and in substance. And, when it comes to issues close to the heart of Veterans, the Republican convention is sure to offer a lot more.
Of course, we will hear from the President and First Lady Melania Trump. And Vice President Mike Pence will address the nation from the historic Fort McHenry national monument near Baltimore on Wednesday night August 26.
Sean Parnell, an Army combat veteran who fought in Afghanistan, and who is now a candidate for Congress from Pennsylvania, will also address the nation during the convention.
In a strong statement in support of the Second Amendment, Patricia and Mark McCloskey will address the GOP convention. They are the Missouri couple who, when their home was threatened by Black Lives Matter and Antifa, stood their grounds and displayed their weapons to discourage the protestors. They’ve been charged with felony unlawful use of weapons, but both the Missouri Attorney General and the Governor have urged that the charges be dropped.
Senator Joni Ernst of Iowa – Ernst spent 23 years in the Army Reserve and the Army National Guard. She also served in Kuwait during the war with Iraq.
Senator Tim Scott of South Carolina – Scott has played a leading role in crafting the Republican poliy on police reform.
Abby Johnson – Johnson is a former Planned Parenthood employee who is now a well-known activist for the right to life and family values.
The right to free speech is close to the heart of America’s veterans. And in these divisive times of “cancel culture,” political correctness, and false charges of racism, this issue will not be ignored at the GOP convention. It has been confirmed that former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmanm, a supporter of the President who was harassed by leftist protesters and smeared by the liberal media, will have a speaking role at the convention. Sandman, who was falsely accused of racism, successfully sued both CNN and the Washington Post.
So that gives you an idea of what you will hear from the Republicans at their convention. You certainly won’t hear calls to defund the police, set up sanctuary cities, confiscate guns, weaken our military, or raise taxes. And, of course, ample arguments will be presented urging the American people to “Say NO to Joe Biden” on November 3rd.