President’s Pen – July 2022
It All Comes Down to Courage
As we prepare to celebrate our nation’s birthday, it is appropriate that we reflect on our Founding Fathers and the daunting task and overwhelming opposition they faced. When we think of the Fourth of July today, what words come to mind? Holiday? Grilling? Fireworks? 246 years ago, it was a different three words:
Courage. Conviction. Sacrifice.
On July 4th, 1776, 56 men risked everything and gathered in Philadelphia to pass a resolution declaring their independence from England. Their vision, courage, commitment, and sacrifice would not only usher in the greatest nation ever born but also chart the course for a radical new way of thinking about government.
The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution, aside from God’s Holy Word, are the greatest documents ever written. Despite what Democrats say, the principals and values set forth in these documents are not principles that change with time; they are eternal, and without them, freedom is lost.
We are living in challenging, tumultuous times. Throughout history, it is times such as this for which women are called to action. We are reminded of the essential role that women like Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison and many others since have played in leading our country through challenges to reconciliation and healing.
Now it is our turn. We must have the courage to fight in this battle between good and evil for our conservative principles and our Republic. We must set differences aside, join forces with our allies and focus on the better good that is America and Texas. TFRW women are called to lead the way with the conviction of our Founding Fathers, and focus on our mission, remain positive and serve as happy warriors.
As Henry James stated, “I think patriotism is like charity — it begins at home.” Women set the tone for patriotism and hope in our homes, our clubs, and our communities. Join me as we remind the world why America is exceptional and in defending her against those who wish to destroy her.
As we celebrate Independence Day, let us thank those who show courage today including our first responders, border patrol agents, Supreme Court justices, pastors who speak for conservative values, and those working in crisis pregnancy centers. And, let us thank President Donald J. Trump for his courage and wisdom to nominate Supreme Court justices who are changing the course of American history.
Thank you for the honor and privilege of serving you.
“One flag, one land, one heart, one hand, one nation evermore!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes