This week, I have had the pleasure of attending the annual Family Policy Alliance FPC conference and Statesmen Academy at Family Policy Alliance headquarters in Colorado Springs, Colorado. It’s been a refreshing week filled with praying, learning, and strategizing with other state directors and pro-family elected officials from across the United States. I wish each of you could attend and be inspired by these heroes working for life, family and religious freedom!
Two highlights for me were sessions on judicial activism featuring former U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and lessons in effective lawmaking from former U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn.
But, by far, my favorite seminar was a case study in statesmanship led by Matthew Spalding of Hillsdale College. Spalding walked us through President Lincoln’s 30-year political career, demonstrating the brilliant, incremental moves Lincoln made that culminated in the total elimination of slavery. Spalding proved that Lincoln maintained a consistent, principled stand on the immorality of slavery, yet was willing to accept imperfect compromises and solutions that moved the country closer to his goal.
The analogy of Lincoln’s work to end slavery and our current battle with the politics of abortion was obvious. It gave me great hope that with diligence, wisdom and courage we can achieve our goal of ending the great injustice of our era, too.
The special opportunity to attend this conference and bring the lessons learned back to Kansas is possible thanks to the generosity of my ministry partners – like you. Thank you so much for your continuing support.
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