On June 30th, candidate for Brentsville District Supervisor Jeanine Lawson hosted a fundraiser. Penny Young Nance came to voice her support, and she rallied her fellow citizens to involve themselves in the political process.
Mrs. Nance serves as the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Concerned Women for America (CWA). As a supporter of Mrs. Lawson, she spoke as a friend. In her capacity as the CEO of CWA, she spoke as a public-spirited citizen concerned for the future of her country. Her speech ended with a quote that has become popular of late.
Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected, and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free. – Ronald Reagan
Mrs. Nance’s speech ended with a question and answer period, and both Mrs. Lawson and Mrs. Nance accepted questions. The discussion ranged from Mrs. Nance’s assessment of Republican presidential candidates (She knows some of them.) to budgeting and development issues in Prince William County.
If the speech Mrs. Nance gave is any indication, CWA is well worth checking out. As she noted, strong Christian women have always exercised a positive role in America politics. However, their activity is increasing, and they are now running for public office in increasing numbers.
Since the occasion began with a nice social hour that gracefully transitioned to a great speech by Mrs. Nance, I forgot I had brought my camera. So I did not think to get pictures until near the end. Here they are.