Skip to comments.Remarks by Ron Silver as Prepared for Delivery at the 2004 Republican National Convention
Posted on 08/30/2004 6:45:36 PM PDT by Ooh-Ah
Press Release Source: 2004 Republican National Convention
Remarks by Ron Silver as Prepared for Delivery at the 2004 Republican National Convention on Monday, August 30, Evening Session 7:45 - 11:15 P.M. EDT Monday August 30, 5:01 pm ET
NEW YORK, Aug. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The following are remarks by Ron Silver as prepared for delivery at the 2004 Republican National Convention:
I want to thank the President and the Republican Party for holding this event in my hometown, my father's hometown, my grandfather's and great grandfather's birthplace.
Just over 1,000 days ago, 2,605 of my neighbors were murdered at the World Trade Center -- men, women and children -- as they began their day on a brilliantly clear New York autumn morning, less than four miles from where I am now standing.
We will never forgive. Never forget. Never excuse!
At the end of World War II, General Douglas MacArthur, Supreme Allied Commander of the South Pacific, said: "It is my earnest hope - indeed the hope of all mankind - that from this solemn occasion a better world shall emerge out of the blood and carnage of the past, a world found upon faith and understanding, a world dedicated to the dignity of man and the fulfillment of his most cherished wish for freedom, tolerance and justice."
The hope he expressed then remains relevant today.
We are again engaged in a war that will define the future of humankind. Responding to attacks on our soil, America has led a coalition of countries against extremists who want to destroy our way of life and our values.
This is a war we did not seek.
This is a war waged against us.
This is a war to which we had to respond.
History shows that we are not imperialists . . . but we are fighters for freedom and democracy.
Even though I am a well-recognized liberal on many issues confronting our society today, I find it ironic that many human rights advocates and outspoken members of my own entertainment community are often on the front lines to protest repression, for which I applaud them but they are usually the first ones to oppose any use of force to take care of these horrors that they catalogue repeatedly.
Under the unwavering leadership of President Bush, the cause of freedom and democracy is being advanced by the courageous men and women serving in our Armed Services.
The President is doing exactly the right thing.
That is why we need this President at this time!
I am grateful for the chance to speak tonight to express my support for our Commander-in-Chief, for our brave troops, and for the vital cause which they have undertaken.
General Dwight Eisenhower's statement of 60 years ago is true today . . .
"United in this determination and with unshakable faith in the cause for which we fight, we will, with God's help, go forward to our greatest victory." Thank you.
yeah, nice title
HELP! How do I get this fixed? Sorry all about the title.
Especially because he used to be a flaming liberal.
...just call on your friendly admin moderator.
(I just pinged him for you.)
Outstanding, title notwithstanding!!!
I like the title, It's Punk Rock!
Title fixed. No charge ;-}
thank you for this thread. Mr Silver was fantastic and real.
"Ron Silver's speech was very good."
Yes, it was, and he got the crowd a little charged, hubby was complaining they were too low energy.
Always an advantage to being a professional, esp. at this public speaking thing which is so dreaded by so many.
We are watching C-Span, the only way to go. I also liked the "Live from NY" saturday night live spoof bit, I thought that was well done.
I was very impressed by his speech he was a very effective and foreceful speaker.
I was listening to this on Pacifica Radio...which is way to the left of NPR. They had a coniption...I thought the speakers would have a meltdown....how dare he suggest America wasn't at fault for 9/11.
One lady said 20 million of her ancestors were on the bottom of the Atlantic ocean (slaves) and if African Americans held the government at fault, they could never move forward.
And some other clown said that 33,000 kids died on 9/11 around the world because of starvation. What that has to do with terrorism, I don't know, but I was doubled over in laughter hearing these socialists....
He's on with Brit Hume now.
very impressive, too.
I like the title the way it is....
Another towering graduate of the Looney Louie School of Hijacked History and Statistical Impossibilities?
I do wonder if he lost any close friends or family on that horrible morning. Anyone know?
Is this the, "They're our planes now," Ron Silver?
This made my week!
Praise the Lord!
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