President’s Message – End of Year Greeting

Jim Carter
President, Men’s Republican Club

Merry Christmas, Happy Hanukkah and a wonderful New Year!

It’s the time of year to enjoy family and friends. What ever your religious affiliation, it’s time to pause and remember what Christmas is all about. A time where the Prince of Peace reminds us that life is about good will towards humanity as we strive to make the world a better place.

Our founders were men and women of faith who came here to be free of tyranny and worship as they choose. Freedom is a blessing and we must practice due diligence to keep it. Never before in the history of our Country has freedom been in such peril.

Freedom covers all aspects of our lives. Speech, Association, Religion, Self Protection, Public Assembly to name a few. All of us need to take time over this Holiday season and reflect on our freedoms.

What ever your faith or if you are an agnostic or atheist you are free to make that choice. If you don’t defend those rights, you will lose the opportunity to express your point of view with out violent repercussions. Just look around you and watch what is happening across the United States. It’s heart breaking.

Nativity scenes are desecrated or removed because it offends someone. A nativity scene in California was put in cages. A police officer is gunned down in Jersey City by black Zionist’s. A young woman is severely beaten on a New York subway because she is talking to a friend about her support for President Trump.

None of this is good will toward humanity. When we allow those who commit these evil deeds and don’t take action to correct these wrong doings we are very much part of the problem.

I believe we have every opportunity to practice our faith and be a part of the solution to restoring civility to America. This is the time of year to make a commitment to self to be a part of the solution. Listening to another’s point of view, debating the issues, agreeing to disagree can be a civil discourse. Finding workable solutions is what it’s all about.

Chief Justice Clarence Thomas said “ Faith and reason are mutually reinforcing” God bless you and the United States of America.

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