On Monday night, conservatives kicked off the Republican National Convention with a bang.
Among the speakers featured, one “unknown” name really stood out: Maximo Alvarez, an immigrant who fled Castro’s Cuba.
Alvarez gave a touching speech that warned Americans of the horrors of socialism, saying the modern Democrats have embraced too many of the policies that led to disaster in Cuba.
He told the virtual audience, “ I know all about the past. I’ll never forget my own. My family has fled totalitarianism and communism. More than once. First my dad from Spain, then from Cuba,” Alvarez said. “I’m speaking to you today because my family is done abandoning what we’ve rightfully earned. There is no place to hide.”
He continued, emotionally, “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,” he said.
“Right now it is up to us to decide our fate and to choose freedom over oppression,” he concluded. “President Trump is fighting the forces of anarchy and communism. And I know he will continue to do just that. And what about his opponent? And the rest of the DC swamp? I have no doubt they will hand the country over to those dangerous forces. … And here is what I’ve decided. My decision is very easy. I choose President Trump because I choose America.”