The Lincoln Society


George Flint, Neal Katz, an Australian reporter, and Carroll Maxwell.  Courtesy of Collin County GOP.

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The Lincoln Society has chronicled moments from the 2016 Republican National Convention through video and photographs.  If you attended the convention and would like to contribute your personal memories to this page, we’d love you to share!


Day One: Make America Safe Again

Can you spot George and Neal?


From attacks on our own soil and overseas to the tragedy in Benghazi, the policies of Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton have left us vulnerable. Our immigration system is broken, leaving our country open to security threats and the negative consequences of illegal immigration. A Donald Trump administration will listen to and learn from our nation’s heroes who have put themselves in harm’s way and pursue a national security strategy and foreign policy that will strengthen our military and make America safe again.


Gov. Mike Pence’s surprise speech at the American Conservative Union Foundation luncheon in Cleveland, 19 July 2016


Day Two: Make America Work Again

The Obama years have delivered anemic economic growth, the lowest labor-force participation rate in 38 years, and job-killing regulations and legislation like Obamacare. These policies are crushing middle-class families, and a Hillary Clinton presidency would merely be an Obama third term that would deliver the same poor results. Donald Trump is a successful businessman with a solid record of creating jobs and the experience we need to get America’s economy up and running … and get Americans working again.


Day Three: Make America First Again

America has always been an exceptional nation. Our Founding Fathers created a system of government that has protected our liberty, allowed American ingenuity to flourish, and lifted people out of poverty by creating the conditions for opportunity and prosperity. Unfortunately, years of bad policies and poor leadership have weakened our position in the world. Under a Trump administration, America will once again be a beacon of progress and opportunity.


Day Four: Make America One Again

America faces serious challenges at home and threats from abroad. In order to turn our challenges into opportunities and keep America secure, we need leadership that will focus on what unites us, not what divides us. Donald Trump will move our country beyond the divisive identity politics that have been holding us back by restoring leadership, building trust, and focusing on our shared love of country and our common goal of making America great again.

Grand Finale
125,000 red, white, and blue balloons, an untold number of beach ball-sized balloons, and 1,000 pounds of confetti fall to conclude the Republican National Convention as the Trump and Pence families watch from the stage. It took several hours for 125 music students from Garfield Heights High School to inflate the balloons and fill the mesh rafter tubes. The RNC record was Houston in 1992: 200,000 balloons.