We were about to go to “press” with our October newsletter but pushed the pause button because President Trump was at Walter Reed Medical Center. In what is no doubt a very important moment in our history, let’s pray for the health of our President, the First Lady, and everyone who is affected by Covid-19.
The 2020 conventions are over, and I keep thinking to myself, “Thank God I’m a Republican!” As we saw last week, the differences between the GOP and today’s leftwing Democrat party are more stark than ever. The conventions last week highlighted the urgent need to vote Republican all the way down the ballot in this 2020 election. It was so encouraging to watch the GOP convention and to see so many everyday Americans speak about our conservative and traditional values. Our convention told the story of America’s great history and legacy. It demonstrated how America still is that “Great City on a Hill” and remains a beacon of freedom for people all over the world. In contrast, the Democrat convention was dark. While the Democrat party keeps drifting to the left and towards Socialism, our GOP is standing tall for freedom—freedom that kindles the entrepreneurial spirit and the freedom that has kept our country strong for 244 years! A vote for Republicans is a vote for freedom; it is a vote for personal responsibility; it is a vote for the rule of law; it is a vote for freedom of speech; it is a vote for free enterprise; it is a vote for freedom of religion; it is a vote for reduced federal regulation; it is a vote for limited taxes; it is a vote for energy independence; and, it is a vote for national security. There is a choice. As the Democrats turn their back on police and law enforcement and ignore or in some instances encourage the rioters nationwide, our Republican Party will always be the party of law and order so that all Americans have the freedom to walk the streets in safety and confidence. The conventions are over. It’s time to tell all our friends, “Thank God I’m a Republican!” and to GO VOTE!
Governor Abbott pushed the pause button on reopening Texas, which no doubt was a very difficult decision for him to make. What the Governor did was hard and will be criticized. Covid-19 is not discerning in who it affects. We have seen over the last few weeks positivity rates spike in places where there were protests and other large gatherings, such as the 60,000 people protest that took place in Houston a couple of weeks ago.
Our energy has been pent-up, and we’re ready to move past the pandemic shutdowns and get to work! We’ve got a lot of energized and qualified Republicans on the ballot all the way from the top of the ticket to the bottom. Our job as grassroots activists and leaders is to get our neighbors, friends, and family to the polls to vote for ALL of our Republicans.
As we head into the “First Phase” of reopening Texas and the country to our new normal of this COVID-19 era, I remain shocked that our world has been completely turned upside down within such a short span of time in ways that still seem unimaginable. I grieve for the people who have died from COVID-19, and I miss the way things used to be. That said, I want to move forward.