Paul Ryan: '2016 Is the Year America Moves On'

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan expresses urgency for the party to rally around Donald Trump and Mike Pence.
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Everybody. Thank you all very very much. They delegates. Friends. Fellow citizens. I can't tell you how much I appreciate the privilege of addressing this 41 convention. For the Party of Lincoln. It is part of my chairman duties. Let me thank all of the people of this beautiful city for looking after us this week. A and above all. Above all I want to thank the men and women who are here from law enforcement for your service. Am. I. Standing up here again. It all his kind of a familiar feel. Students are true view will recall. That last time around I was your nominee for vice presidents. It was a great honor. It was a great honor even if things didn't work out quite according to a plan today. On a positive guy. I found some other things keep me busy. And I like to look at it this way. The next and there's a State of the Union Address. I don't know where Joseph Biden are Rocca bomber going to be but you'll find me right there on the rocks from what vice president Mike Pence and president Donald Trump. Democracy. Democracy is a series of choices. We Republicans have made. Our choice. Have we had our arguments this year. Sure we have. You're like all those. Signs of life. Signs of a party that's not just going to the motions. Just moan. Molly new words for the same old stuff. Meanwhile. What choice as the other party made in this incredible year field was so many surprises. Here we are. At a time when many women in both parties so clearly. So undeniable. One of big change in direction for America a clean break from a failed system. And what does the Democratic Party establishment offer. What is their idea of a clean break. They are offering a third Obama term brought to you by another Clinton. And you were supposed to be excited about the hats. For a country so ready for change it feels like we've been cleared for takeoff and then somebody amounts were all going back to the gates. It's like we've got a hold forever. Waiting and waiting to finally talk to a real person. And somehow we've been sent back to the main menu. Watch the Democratic Party convention next week. That four day infomercial politically correct moralizing. And let it be a reminder. Of all that is at stake in this election. You can get to four days of it with a little help from the mute button. But four more years of its. Not a chance. Not a chance. The Obama years are almost over the Clinton years are way over 2016. He's the year America moves. From outer November. We will hear how many different ways progressive that lead is confined to talk down to the rest of America. To tell the voters at the Obama years have been good for you but you should be grateful when well now it's it's Hillary's turn. The problem is really simple. The problem here is very simple. There is a reason people in our country are disappointed and in restless. If opportunities seems. Like it's been slipping away. That's because it hands. And liberal progressive ideas have done exactly nothing to help. Wages never seem to go up. But. Use duck. Millions of Americans. Middle class securities now just a memory. Progressives like to talk like a president like to talk forever about poverty in America it up high sounding talk did any good. We have overcome those deep problems long ago. This explains why under the most liberal president we have had so far. Poverty in America is worse especially for our fellow citizens were promised better and who need it most. The result. Is a record of discarded promises. Empty gestures phony straw man arguments reforms put off forever. Shady power plays like the one that gave us obamacare. Constitutional. Limits brushed off as nothing. In all the while dangers in the world tumbling. Even as the threats go bolder and come closer. It's the last chapter of an old story. Progressive deliver everything. Except progress. Okay. Yet. We know better than most. We know better than to think that Republicans can win only on the failures of Democrats. It still comes down to a contest of ideas. Which is really good news ladies and gentlemen because it's about right to use the advantage goes to us. Against a dreary backdrop of arrogant bureaucracies pointless mandates reckless borrowing. Will fall retreat from the world and all that progressives have in store for us. The Republican Party stands as the rates enduring alternative party. We believe in making government as Ronald Reagan said. Not the distributor of gifts in privilege. But once again the protector of our liberties. The other party go on making its case for more government control over every aspect of our lives more taxes to pay more debt to carry more rules to follow more judges. Who just make it up as they go along. We. In this party. We are committed to a federal government that acts again as a service. Accountable to the people following the constitution and eventually not one inch beyond the consent of the governed. We. We in this party. A for a better way for our country. Based on fundamentals that go back to the founding generation. We believe in a free society. Or aspiration and effort can make the difference in every life. Where your starting point. Is not your destiny. And we're here first chance. He's not your only chance. We offer a better way for America with ideas that actually work. A reform tax code that rewards free enterprise. Instead of just an uprising lobbyists. A reform health care system that operates like free choice and set up by force. And doesn't lead you manager Nicole clueless bureaucrats. It commitments. To a renewed. Commitment to building at 21 century military in giving our veterans the care that they were promised that I care that they. Okay. Yeah. And we offer a better wave for dealing with persistent poverty in this country. A way that shows poor Americans the world beyond liberal warehousing and check writing. In June the life everyone confined with opportunity independence. The happiness. Abuse your gifts. In the dignity. Of having a job. And you know what. None of this will happen under Hillary Clinton. Only with Donald Trump and Mike Pence do we have a chance at a better way. In Lance. Let's point. Let the other party go on and on with its constant dividing up of people. Always playing one group against the other as a group identity were everything. In America. Aren't we all supposed to be in see beyond class. See beyond ethnicity or all these other lines drawn to set us apart and lock us into groups. Real social progress is always a widening of the circle of concern in protection. It's respect and empathy. Overtaking blindness and indifference. It's understanding. That by the true measure. You're all neighbors and countrymen. Called each one of us to know what his rights and kinds injustice. And ago in do likewise. Every one. Everyone is equal. Every one has a place. No one is written off because there is worth and goodness in every life. Straight from the declaration of independence that is the Republican idea. And if we won't defended bu will. Okay. So much so much. That you and I care about so many things that we stand for work in the balance in this coming election. Whatever we lack going into this campaign we should not lack for motivation. In the plane is terms I know it is all on the line. So let's act that way. Let's act that way. Let's use the edge we have beacon it is still what earns the trust of the votes. This year's surprises in dramatic turns can end in the finest possible way. When America electing conservative governing majority. We can do this. We can't earned that mandates if we don't hold anything back if we never lose sight of the stakes if we never lose sight of what's on the table. Our candidates will be keeping the wrong you'll be giving their utmost and every one of us has got to go and do the same. So what do you say. What you say what do you say that we unify this party. What do you say that we unify this party at his crucial moment when unity is every thing. Let's take our fight to our opponents would better idea. Let's get on the offense at it let's stay there. That's competed every part of America up and turn on the balls like every last vote mattered because it will. Fellow Republicans. What we have begun. And here let's see this thing through. Let's win this thing but show America our best and nothing less thank you thank you and god bless.

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