RNC Speaker Maximo Alvarez: This is the Greatest Country in the World

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Miami Business owner Maximo Alvarez,  a Cuban immigrant who left his birth country as it floundered under the Castro regime, gave an impassioned speech at the RNC on the first night. His emotional reminder for America is a sentiment that has been echoed by our own Rick Ferran for years.

Listen, and Learn the Truth 

“It is the sound of waves in the ocean, carrying families clinging to pieces of wood, families with children who can’t swim, but willing to risk everything to reach this blessed land. It is the sound of tears hitting the paper of an application to become an American citizen. Most heard unlike the promises, but soon after they experienced the reality. Look at them. Listen to them. Learn the truth.” Maximo Alvarez

Maximo Alvarez spoke of the empty promises of Fidel Castro, and said those same promises are being pushed in America today. Ones that can never be achieved- socialism does not work and never has anywhere it has been tried. (Full transcript is here at RealPolitics)

“I’m speaking to you today because I’ve seen people like this before. I’ve seen movements like this before. I’ve seen ideas like this before and I’m here to tell you, we cannot let them take over our country…

…I heard the promises of Fidel Castro. And I can never forget all those who grew up around me, who looked like me, who could have been me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises. They swallowed the communist poison pill…

…Those false promises — spread the wealth, free education, free healthcare, defund the police, trust a socialist state more than your family and community — they don’t sound radical to my ears. They sound familiar…

…The country I was born in is gone, destroyed. When I watch the news in Seattle and Chicago and Portland, in other cities, when I see history being rewritten, when I hear the promises, I hear echoes of a former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun…

…I am so grateful to America, the place where I was able to build my American dream through hard work and determination. President Trump knows that the American story was written by people just like you and I, who love our country and take risks to build a future for our families and neighbors…

…I may be Cuban born, but I am 100-percent American. This is the greatest country in the world. I said this before. I gave away everything I have today, it would not equal 1 percent of what I was given when I came to this great country of ours: The gift of freedom.” Maximo Alvarez

If there could have been a standing ovation given, he would have received it, as well as many of the other speakers on the first night of the Republican Convention. But his story, as Rick’s story, is powerful and should be an intense reminder that what the radical left wants is not something Americans should embrace. They want sheer power and control, and are not above lying, cheating and stealing, even killing to get it.

If, in November, our trajectory changes to the left, America will be as destroyed as Cuba was destroyed. Everyone must set aside their personal feelings about Trump’s personality. We reject the riots, the the destruction, the placating domestic terrorists, the socialist plans against capitalism. We choose Trump because we choose America.

Featured photo: screenshot of Mr. Alvarez via PBS


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