A Cuban-American businessman who fled Fidel Castro’s communist revolution gave a heart-wrenching speech at Monday night’s Republican National Convention, imploring Americans to reject the rise of radical socialism and fight to preserve American liberty.
“My family has fled totalitarianism and communism more than once. First my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Alvarez said during his powerful comments, Western Journal reports.
“But my family is done running away. By the grace of God, I live the American dream,” he added. “I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we rightfully earned. There is no place to hide. I’m speaking to you today because President Trump may not always be politically correct — he is in fact a successful businessman, not your average career politician,” he continued.
Maximo Alvarez is a Cuban immigrant whose family fled totalitarian regimes.
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“Our president is just another family man — a friend, but most important, our elected commander in chief who puts America first.”
Meanwhile, Alvarez contended, former Vice President Joe Biden, who was formally named the Democrat Party’s presidential nominee during the party’s own national convention last week, “is mostly concerned about power.”
This is typically the case with all far-leftists, and Alvarez says that he’s seen it all before.
“I am 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 look like me, who suffered and starved and died because they believed those empty promises, they swallowed the communist poison pill,” he said, in comments that fly in the face of the glossy promises of the Democrats’ hip socialists who seem to have pushed the party fully into this dangerous ideological camp.
“But the country I was born in is gone, totally destroyed,” he continued. “When I watch the news in Seattle, in Chicago, Portland and other cities, when I see the history being rewritten, when I hear the promises, I hear echoes of the former life I never wanted to hear again. I see shadows I thought I had outrun.”
Alvarez went on to describe his heartfelt gratitude to the nation where his family found refuge from Castro’s destruction, where he was able to “build my American dream through hard work and determination.”
“I may be Cuban-born, but I am 100 percent American. This is the greatest country in the world,” he said.
“And I said this before,” he continued, “if I gave away everything that 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. Right now, it is up to us to decide our fate and to choose freedom over oppression.
“President Trump — he’s fighting the forces of anarchy and communism,” Alvarez said, charging that Biden and “the rest of the D.C. swamp,” he believes, “would hand the country over to those dangerous forces.
“You and I will decide. And here’s what I’ve decided. My decision is very easy: I choose President Trump because I choose America, I choose freedom.
“I still hear my dad,” Alvarez said in conclusion, appearing to fight back tears “there is no other place to go.”
“Thank you, and may the good Lord bless America.”
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