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'We Did Build That!' Live at the GOP convention in Tampa, Fla.

Armstrong Williams | 9/21/2012, 1:06 p.m.
At Thanksgiving, embracing the winds of change and increasing our faith

With that said, we should all be happy about this lineup of speakers. After being on the ground for the past 60 hours, the GOP attendees certainly are.

As for the party platform this year, the faithful are also pleased. It is a striking contrast with the Democratic platform, which has, for the first time in American history, added a plank supporting homosexual marriage. To call this new and unprecedented is also to call it extreme. The Republican platform rightly opposes this illegitimate institution and gives religious voters a clear choice between social experimentation and tested tradition.

Controversially, the platform also includes support for banning all abortions. This is another brave choice. Following the ridiculous and ignorant comments of Rep. Todd Akin earlier this week about children conceived in rape, it would have been easy to back down from what we know to be right and duck the issue altogether. Gov. Robert McDonnell deserves commendation for keeping it in. Democrats will go on record, for all of history to read, as advocating the killing of children conceived in rape; we won't.

Unfortunately, Tropical Storm Isaac looks to be hitting Florida just in time for the convention, putting many people in danger and distracting from the event altogether. I pray that no one gets hurt, and that this convention will get us all excited and ready to help this country recover from Hurricane Barack.

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