United Republicans of Harris County held another standing room only event Saturday as they presented the senior senator from Texas, Senator John Cornyn, Senate Minority Whip. The PAC endorsed Senator Cornyn for re-election and he spoke on the importance of getting out the vote and electing Republicans.
Ed Hubbard, Board of Directors Vice Chairman, introduced Senator Cornyn. He spoke of the philosophy of United Republicans of Harris County. While those like Ronald Reagan speak of the Republican party using an analogy of a three legged stool, some groups focus on one or two "legs" of party philosophy. The three legs of fiscal conservatism, strong foreign policy, and social conservatism can all work together when willing hearts and minds come together among those who vote as Republicans. Unfortunately, this is a time of division within the party. The legs of that stool work together, yet some believe one issue or the other outweighs the rest.
United Republicans of Harris County focuses on fiscal conservatism. As stated on the website:
United Republicans of Harris County represents the economic conservative Republicans of this community and advocates the traditional Republican philosophies of:
- Fiscal Conservatism
- Strong National Defense
- Lower Taxes
- Safer Communities
- Better Education
- Less Government Intervention
- Individual Freedoms With Responsibility
- Accountability by Our Elected Officials
Co-Chairman Hubbard encouraged those present to consider joining United Republicans of Harris County as members, as the PAC's modest dues support the organization as speakers and programs are developed throughout the year.
Senator Cornyn was warmly welcomed. He spoke of the failed years of the Obama administration and the importance of Republicans taking back the Senate. It is crucial for Republican voters from all quarters to work together with respect and diligence. This is not a time for apathy. This is not a time to sit an election out. He encouraged the audience to get out the vote with family and friends.
Speaking of the true Republican values as presented by the likes of President Ronald Reagan, he said, "What do you call someone that I agree with 80% of the time? I call you a friend, not a 20% traitor". Too many are focusing on a vote that may have made them unhappy with an elected official instead of the big picture - which is to get Republicans elected. If Republicans don't win elections, Republicans will not govern. It really is as simple as that.
Senator Cornyn was accompanied by his wife of 34 years, Sandy, and he said while he agrees with her 100% of the time, she doesn't agree with him 100% of the time and that works out just fine for them. "Agreeing 100% of the time is an impossible standard", he said. As Republicans, that is a good example to set. That is how a party must work to flourish and be successful.
If you would like to join United Republicans of Harris County, go to the website and fill out a membership form. The public is welcome to the events and regular events are held to keep voters informed on timely issues.