Monday, May 20, 2024

America’s founding values need to be cherished and protected 


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This week we celebrated the 4th of July Americas’ Independence Day.  However, Lt. Governor Mandela Barnes made national news after calling our country’s founding “awful” in a video released on the Dan O’Donnell show. “Things were bad. Things were terrible. The founding of this nation? Awful!” he said. “The impacts are felt today.” Barnes’ comments are deeply disappointing. They don’t represent us in Wisconsin, who love and cherish our American heritage.

America is not perfect. However, it was founded on an idea unlike anywhere else in the world or history. The idea is that all men are created equal and endowed by their Creator with inalienable rights. Unfortunately, we haven’t always lived up to that standard. Slavery took decades of struggle and costly war to end it. Civil liberties had to be fought for and were not always provided to all.

The Supreme Court held that abortion was a constitutional right for fifty years. Injustice is not unique to our country. What is remarkable is the way we always come back to our founding. When we fall short of the lofty ideals written in our founding documents, passionate, patriotic, and God-fearing men and women step up to change the course of history. Abolitionists like Frederick Douglass championed the constitution even as slavery was ongoing. Civil rights activists like Martin Luther King made the nation remember the equal value of all people. Thousands of pro-life Americans speak up and change their minds, running crisis pregnancy centers and giving their time, resources, and prayers to end the murder of unborn babies.

We’ve come a long way. But we need more leaders who believe in America and champion its unique values. People who are grateful for the fantastic legacy our founders left. Wisconsin needs a fighter as Lt. Governor, and I know I’m the right one for the job. As someone who grew up poor and still rose to success, I know firsthand the unique opportunities America offers. I treasure them. My military experience as an Army veteran, and as State Ambassador of the Frederick Douglas Foundation-WI, has given me priceless executive experience. These qualities will equip me to face the challenges of the office. In addition, my leadership abilities stand head and shoulders above the other candidates.

Most importantly, I believe that as your next Lt. Governor nominee, I will be a strong Christian, conservative grassroots voice at the table advocating for you. For me, it is not adopting the values of special interest groups and establishments that make meaningful changes. It’s talking with neighbors and finding out what problems they are facing. Your priorities are my priorities:

  • Ensuring children receive a quality education free of inappropriate material and ideology like Critical Race Theory.  Universal school choice for all families regardless of income.
  • Working to end abortion and save lives, championing “personhood” for the unborn.
  • Building partnerships with local farmers and businesses.
  • Championing constitutional carry, pro- 2nd Amendment.
  • Keeping Wisconsin open for business.

I am Cindy Werner. I am not a politician, professional speaker, preacher, salesman, or bureaucrat; I am a mom, grandma, and Christian Constitutional Conservative seeking to serve as our next Lt. Governor.  I look forward to joining you in unifying our state and making Wisconsin a place where America’s founding values are cherished and protected. 


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