With National Day of Prayer, the celebration of the 75th Anniversary of the end of WWII in Europe, Peace Officers Memorial Day, Founding of the Women’s Army Corps, Armed Forces Day, National Maritime Day, and Memorial Day, we have a lot to be proud of. As the daughter of a WWII veteran and sister of firefighters, law enforcement officers, nurses, Korea and Vietnam War era veterans, I personally thank all of the Veterans and First Responders who have given so much for our country and our freedom. As well, I offer especial tribute to their families and friends who serve in their love and support for these brave Americans.
As an adult, I had the opportunity to see my country through the experiences of people in other nations. The overwhelming views were, and are, envy of the opportunities and freedoms Americans share, pride that many of their family and friends have emigrated to the US, and an unfortunate mixture of resentment of our country’s power and gratitude for our willingness to protect their weaker nations.
When I returned to America nine years ago, I saw a change that boded ill for the future. The positive outlook of some of our leaders had been replaced by a shameful negativity, seeping through all aspects of life. Many of my fellow Americans were ashamed of their country, determined to “fundamentally transform” the country that is, in truth, the hope of the world — otherwise, why do so many of the world’s people risk everything to come here?
I have chosen to stand for public office to serve the people of Montana and support the freedoms we have enjoyed since the founding of this nation, to protect and defend the Constitution as well as our Bill of Rights.
I hope you enjoy the ‘s video as much as I have since I received it from a good friend and supporter from Chicago: