Last Thanksgiving, I was in China with my wife and our brand new daughter who we had just adopted. It was a long and incredible process and we are blessed to have been able to go through it. Being in China over Thanksgiving, where I couldn’t find turkey or even mashed potatoes for our meal caused me to reflect on the many things we have to be thankful for in the United States of America.
To be honest, the thing I missed the most (other than the rest of our family) when we were in China was our freedom. Too often, Americans take for granted that we live in a country where we can criticize our government, own property, and select our leaders. With those freedoms, comes responsibility and opportunity. We have the responsibility to select good leaders, but also the opportunity to engage in the political process to ensure a better future for the next generation.
This Thanksgiving, I encourage you to give thanks for all of your blessings and to think about what you can do to defend our freedoms. 2016 is right around the corner and we will be selecting a new President, but perhaps more importantly we will be selecting our school boards, municipal leaders, county leaders, and state leaders. You have an opportunity to have a large impact on who those leaders are. So please think about what you can do to find good leaders, perhaps you should consider running yourself. At American Majority, we have the resources and training to equip those who run with effective campaign tools. Let us know if there are candidates who could use our campaign training or if you’d like to organize a training in your community. Thank you!