Government discussed at PCRW
Published 3:00 am Thursday, July 23, 2015
Alabama Federation of Republican Women President Frances Taylor thinks Americans need to open their eyes to what is going on in their government and to truly appreciate the value of a hard earned dollar.
Taylor spoke to Pike County Republican Women on Wednesday, focusing on the ideology on which America was founded.
“Getting somewhere because you earned it is the right way to do things,” Taylor said.
Taylor said lawmakers in charge of the country at this point and time are concerned with making laws that adhere only to their interests and ignoring those with which they don’t agree.
“We can’t stand as a nation that way,” Taylor said. “The Obama administration has said they will obey immigration laws when the receive comprehensive immigration laws. We already have immigration laws, so what that says is ‘We’re going to obey the laws we want to obey and when they write something and agree to full amnesty, we’ll obey the laws.’ That’s not what we are about.”
Taylor equated the state of the nation today to families in Bombay, India, who decide their children’s fate by putting them into clay jars and crippling them.
“Those people who put their children in jars said, ‘I am making a decision for you for how your life will be forever. You have no input at that point.’ They put them there so people who feel sorry for them in the streets of Bombay and give them change. But, I ask you, what is different today from that? The real answer is not a lot. Some mortal is making a decision and over here a group of mortals is making a decision for you.”
Taylor also said she is concerned with the way the nation seems to be moving toward more of a secular government.
“It’s not just the shredding of the Constitution that is happening,” Taylor said. “It is the replacement of a religious society for a secular one that places the government at the head. That is where we are really hurting.”
Ultimately, Taylor said the state of the nation likely would get worse before it gets better.
“Sometimes it has to get really bad for some people to wake up,” Taylor said. “They had to stumble and fall before getting back up. You need to go down that path … failure is the best thing in the world for someone to experience.”
At the close of the meeting, PCRW members had an opportunity to ask Taylor questions. One member asked what concerned citizens should do to offset the nation’s dangerous course.
Taylor told members to continue to be vocal and to remain educated.
“Remain educated however you can,” Taylor said. “Diligently get out and elect more people who are conservative. It’s critical to support these senators and U.S. House of Representative members who are conservative.”