Campaign 2016 (The Republicans' Convention)

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There once were 19.

There now will be only four.

two pairs contending.*

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* There are other contenders for the presidency of the USA, including Gary Johnson a former governor of New Mexico running as a Libertarian and Jill Stein of the Green Party together with their running mates..


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The Convention And The Promises

By the end of the Republican Convention for the November 2016 Election, it was apparent that a new branch of the Republican Party had taken over.

Yes, there were the results of the Republican's Platform Committee, influenced in part by "Team Trump". Truly concerned voters will want to compare the party platform to the speeches given by Governor Mike Pence and Mr. Trump to see how their priorities vary from the party platform.

Most serious voters will not look that deeply.

If the convention was poorly organized and managed, the fault lies with Team Trump and the Republican delegates who clung to their fading hopes that they could somehow withdraw the support Trump had earned to win the nomination, Disgruntled Trump opponents such as Rubio, Kasich, and Cruz who were anxious to jab back at Trump by not attending their own party's convention, pledge or no pledge, added to the disarray fostered by the Republicans' most recent nominee Governor Mitt Romney who avoided a Cruz booing by also deciding not to attend.

Thanks to loyal bikers, and professional law enforcement, the disruptions planned for the convention failed to steal the media headlines, and the convention stumbled on to a memorable seventy-five minutes speech by the nominee himself.

The highlights of Nominee Trump's speech were a set of promises to Americans, promises that, if elected, a Trump administration would accomplish the following:

~~~ Defeat radical Islamic terrorists

~~~ Restore law and order

~~~ Renegotiate prejudicial trade agreements

~~~ Secure America's borders

~~~ Honor America's promises to our Veterans

~~~ Enforce America's visas

~~~ Deport illegal immigrants

~~~ Nominate Supreme Court justices like Antonin Scalia

~~~ Hold all citizens equally accountable to obey America's laws

~~~ Revise the US Tax Code

~~~ Make America's military second to none

~~~ Eliminate waste in the federal government in our first 100 days in office

~~~ Provide that all workers receive equal pay for equal skills and work

~~~ Restore American jobs and industry

~~~ Insure that every American child receives a quality education of their parent's choice

~~~ Respect the sanctity of human life

~~~ Get NATO and other alliances members to pay their fair shares

~~~ Defend American lives at home and abroad

~~~ Restore truth to America's governance

~~~ Fix America's trade deficit

~~~ Improve our national leadership

~~~ Give priority to what can make America great again

~~~ Create millions of jobs and wealth to rebuild America

~~~ Stop ignoring, neglecting, and abandoning our citizens

~~~ Eliminate government incompetence and waste

~~~ Work with and appoint the best prosecutors and law enforcement officials

~~~ Treat and protect all America's children equally

~~~ Protect America's LGBTQ citizens

~~~ Create the world's best intelligence gathering system

~~~ Abandon the failed foreign policies of regime change and nation-building

~~~ Work with all of our NATO allies, and others such as Israel, who share our goal of destroying ISIS

~~~ Suspend immigration from countries compromised by terrorism until we have proper vetting systems in place to accept only immigrants who will support our values and love our people.

~~~ Enforce secure borders and halt human smuggling, drug smuggling, and violence

~~~ Establish and enforce fair trade policies that protect American jobs and punish cheaters

~~~ Penalize companies that abandon American workers in favor of overseas workers

~~~ Halt the theft of intellectual property, product dumping, and currency manipiulations by countries such as China

~~~ Sign no trade deal that hurts American workers or reduces our freedom and independence

~~~ Reduce taxes while simplifying and reforming our tax laws, regulations, and energy rules

~~~ Put our steelworkers and miners back to work again

~~~ Rebuild our infrastructure to 21st Century statndards

~~~ Repeal and replace Obamacare to allow choosing your own doctor again

~~~ Fix the Transportation Safety Administration

~~~ Work with every student and graduate who is drowning in debt

~~~ Protect the rights of Americans to keep their families safe under the 2nd Amendment

~~~ Protect religious freedom of speech as well as the freedom of speech of all Americans

~~~ Respect the dignity of work and working people

~~~ Work for you and our country so we start winning again and break with the petty politics of the past to make America strong again, proud again, safe again, and great again.

~~~ Install a government that is truly compassionate and warm, dedicated to safety, prosperity, and peace.

Long may it wave o'er the land of the free and the home of the brave.

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Mel Carriere 4 months ago from San Diego California

There are things I like about Trump, but I question his integrity and his sincerity. This was a fantastic summation of his ideas.


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Perspycacious 4 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Mel Carriere - The harder the Clinton/Kaine Camp throws its brickbats at Mr. Trump, the cooler he will need to be, but I have no doubt that he and Mike Pence can return cream pie for cream pie in the political slugfest.

We will do well to keep the country in focus as the slugfest goes to higher and higher pitches.

Three major debates scheduled to coincide with NFL games!? Let's see who came up with that idea!

If Mr. Trump can keep his eye on the ball, he will ignore the latest media "expose" from Melania's modeling years, and congratulate Ted Cruz for not stooping that low against him.


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MsDora 4 months ago from The Caribbean

God job of summarizing the nominee's speech. I hadn't watched it, so your article proves helpful. Thanks!


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aviannovice 3 months ago from Stillwater, OK

It would be nice to see all of these things become our core values again...BUT reality is another thing.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - I attempted to balance this Hub with one organized similarly of the acceptance speech by Mrs. Clinton, but HP labeled it a "Duplicate" due to the widespread media coverage of her speech, so I settled for excerpting my own presentation from that Hub and presenting that instead.

I try to be balanced, but it ain't easy.


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Perspycacious 3 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - Wouldn't "core values" always be "core values." or have we drifted so far from them that even our "core values" have changed?

Certainly our younger generations no longer rate "chastity" and "modesty" with the same high ratings they formerly enjoyed. "Ethics" and "morality" have suffered, too. And the current generation often seems aligned with "it's okay, if you don't get caught!"

On reflection, I have to conclude you are correct. What values and standards we might better have conserved, have been stretched into a form our ancestor Americans would no longer recognize as America's "core values.".

It's never too late to hope that we might change the expression of "It's my way, or the highway" into a realization that "It's my way, or the higher way!"

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