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Thank you very match.
It's an honor is always my fellow Republicans.
To join you and our national convention and add my voice Steelers.
As we nominate the next president of the United States my friend.
Governor Mitt Romney and -- You know I had I had hopes once.
Of addressing you under different circumstances.
But our fellow Americans had another plan for years ago and I accept their decision.
I've been blessed.
For so long.
To play a role in our nation's affairs and I'm conscious.
Only of the dead.
I over America.
And I thank you for the honor.
We nominate Mitt Romney.
We do so with a greater purpose than winning an advantage for our party.
We charge him with the care of -- higher cars.
His election represents the best hopes for our country and the world.
It is said.
That this election will turn on domestic and economic issues.
But what Mitt Romney knows in what we know.
Licences the success.
At home also depends.
On our leadership in the world.
It is our willingness to shape world events for the better.
That is kept us safe increased our prosperity.
-- our liberty and transform human history.
At our best America has led.
We have led by -- example.
As a shining city on the hill.
We have -- -- -- direction of patriots from both parties.
We have legs shoulder to shoulder with steadfast friends and allies.
We have led.
By giving voice to the voiceless.
That every human life has dignity.
And aiding those brave souls who risked everything.
To secure the inalienable rights that are endowed.
To all by our creator.
We're glad -- generous hearts.
Moved by an abiding love of justice.
To help others eradicate disease lift themselves from poverty live under laws of their own making.
And determine their own destinies.
We have let him when necessary with the armed might of freedom's defenders.
And always we have led -- upfront.
Never from -- This is what makes America an exceptional nation.
It's not just a matter of who we are.
It's the record.
Of what we have done.
It is a responsibility.
The generation after generations of Americans has affirmed in carried forward.
It is a cause.
That many Americans who have sacrificed everything.
Everything to defend.
And when they've gone in the battle -- they do today.
They have done so with the conviction.
But the country that sent them there is worth their sacrifice and it stands for something more.
And some of our individual interest may god bless all who have served all who serve today.
As he has blessed us with -- -- service.
We are now being tested by an array of threats that are more complex.
More numerous and justice deeply.
And deadly as I can recall in my lifetime.
And make no mistake it is a choice.
We can choose to follow -- declining path.
Toward a future that is -- and more dangerous than our past.
Are we can choose to reform our failing government revitalize our ailing economy.
And renew the foundations of our power.
And leadership in the world.
That is what's at stake in this election.
For four years.
For four years.
We've drifted away from our proudest traditions.
Of global leadership.
Traditions that are truly bipartisan.
We let the challenges we face -- at home and abroad become much harder Gasol.
We can't afford to stay on that course any longer.
We can't afford the cars are friends and allies from Latin America to Europe and Asia to the Middle East.
And especially in Israel a nation under existential threat.
-- doubt America's leadership.
Florida didn't give governments in Russia and China.
Of these show.
Over how we defend our interest and the progress of our values in the world.
We can't afford to have the security of our nation.
We can't afford to have that security of our nation and those who bravely defended endangered.
-- because they're government -- secrets of their heroic operations.
Believe we can afford to substitute a political timetable for a military strategy.
By committing to withdraw from Afghanistan before peace can be achieved and sustained.
The president has discouraged our friends and embolden our enemies.
Which is why our commanders did not recommend these decisions.
And why they have said it puts our mission.
At much greater risk.
We can't afford another 500 billion dollars in cuts and our defense budget.
On top of the nearly 500 billion in cuts that the president is already making.
Its -- secretary of defense.
-- said that cutting our military by nearly a trillion dollars would be devastating.
The president is playing no leadership role in preventing this crippling blow to our military.
Why is congressman from Wisconsin said.
Our fiscal policy in our farm policy are on a collision course.
And that man is our next vice president Paul Ryan.
But most of all.
We can't afford to abandon the cause of human freedom.
When long suffering people -- demand liberation from their jailers and torturers.
The leader of the free world must stand with them.
This is not happening.
When Iranians who rose up by the millions against their oppressive rulers.
When they did this teach our president.
Chanting in English.
Are you with us -- are -- with them.
When the entire world watched.
As a brave young woman -- -- Shot.
Bled to death in the street in -- run.
The president missed an historic opportunity.
To throw America's full moral support.
Behind an Iranian revolution.
That shared one of our highest -- -- Ridding -- of a brutal dictator -- that terrorized the Middle East.
And -- some world.
Situation is far worse in Syria.
What began as peaceful protests.
Has now become eighteen months later.
A savage and unfair fight.
With the full backing.
Of Iran and Hezbollah and Russia.
With tanks and helicopters and fighter jets wash -- -- it was murdering men women and children.
More than 20000.
People that perished.
Extremists are gaining ground in the conflict is becoming more dangerous.
By the day for our allies and for us.
In other times.
When other courageous people fought for their freedom against sworn enemies in the United States.
Both Republicans and Democrats have acted to help them prevail.
Sadly for the lonely voices of dissent in Syria and Iran.
And elsewhere in the world.
Who feel forgotten and their darkness.
And sadly for us as well.
Our president is not being true to our values.
For the sake of the cause of freedom.
For the sake of people who are willing to give their lives so their fellow citizens can determine.
Their own futures and for the sake of our nation.
The nation founded on the idea that all people everywhere.
Have the right to freedom and justice.
We must return to our best traditions -- American leadership.
And support those who face down.
The -- tyranny of their oppressors.
And our enemies.
Our friends across the world.
People are seizing control of their own destinies.
-- -- liberating themselves from oppressive rulers.
And they want America's support.
They want America's assistance.
Is a strong -- live in peace and security.
To expand opportunity for themselves and their children.
Three -- injustices of desperate -- the institutions of democracy.
Must be on the right side of history.
The demand for our leadership in the world there's never been greater.
People don't want less of America.
They want more.
Everywhere I go in the world -- people tell me.
That they still have faith in America.
What they want to know.
We still have faith in ourselves.
I trusted Mitt Romney has that faith and I trust him to lead us.
I trust him to affirm our nation's exceptional character and responsibilities.
I trust you to know.
That our security and economic interest are inextricably tied to the progress of our values.
I trust him to know.
That if America doesn't leave you.
In the world will grow darker.
Word and much more dangerous.
I trust him to know than an American president.
Always always always.
Stands up for the rights and freedoms and justice.
Mitt Romney to know.
-- good can triumph over evil.
-- justice and vanquished tearing me.
Can conquer hate.
That the desire for freedom.
-- -- -- and universal.
And that America.
Is still the best -- of mankind.
And now my fellow Americans.
Let's elect our next commander in chief in the next leader of the free world my friend governor Mitt Romney.
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