The Lincoln Days Dinner 2017 was a raining success!!! Or is it better to say a wonderful success despite the rain...
The Country Club was very accommodating... The speakers inspiring. A thanks to our former CCRCC Pres. Alec Wade, followed by Jared Taylor's update on what has been accomplished in Jefferson City this new year, followed by Lynn Morris and his tribute to Peter Kinders faith and caring work ethic, and an inspirational talk by Jay Wasson about the "right to work" and the possibilities for healing and bringing prosperity to our state.
The keynote speaker Peter Kinder reminded us of the mighty Pres. Lincoln, whose birthday we celebrate, and his second inaugural speech about healing after the war, "With malice toward none, with charity for all, with firmness in the right as God gives us to see the right, let us strive on to finish the work we are in, to bind up the nation's wounds, to care for him who shall have borne the battle and for his widow and his orphan, to do all which may achieve and cherish a just and lasting peace among ourselves and with all nations." How apropos at this time.
Finishing his speech with a quote from Ronald Reagan's A time for choosing speech "The Founding Fathers knew a government can't control the economy without controlling people. And they knew when a government sets out to do that, it must use force and coercion to achieve its purpose. So we have come to a time for choosing."
What a privilege to hear such men, with intent to make our state better, stronger and maintain the freedoms with which we have been blessed by our Creator.