Dan Crenshaw Talks American Principles at Bienvenido
On March 22, Congressman Dan Crenshaw was the featured speaker at the Bienvenido launch in Houston. Bienvenido is an emerging movement in the Hispanic Conservative community. Congressman Crenshaw’s speech at the event was truly an inspiration and puts the struggle of ideologies in focus.
Congressman Crenshaw said, “We need an overwhelming awakening in the Latino Community.” Hispanics are conservatives at heart, but they just do not realize it. He goes on to discuss the principles of what if means to be an American and why America so unique. Crenshaw said that as Americans we are grateful to a country that has enshrined God as the ultimate authority. Then he perfectly frames the conflict of ideologies in the United States of America.
The United States of America was founded on Judeo-Christian values that were enshrined in the Enlightenment of the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Right now, these fundamental principles at the heart of what it means to be an American under attack. Crenshaw broke down the American principles into personal reasonability, mental toughness, duty and love for the country, virtue, and liberty. Personal reasonability is a sense of ownership of oneself and ones’ duties. Mental toughness is the disciple an individual’s mind needs to focus on themselves and control their emotions. Then there is duty and love of country. This is perhaps one of the most important principles that Crenshaw talked about in his speech. We are citizens of the Republic and to safeguard our rights against tyranny we need to be civically active and civically aware. We cannot do our duty to the Republic if we are not personally responsible or mentally tough. It takes a strong mind to see past the lies of the demagogues and would-be tyrants. Congressman Crenshaw said, ” Our virtues come from our Judeo-Christian beliefs and that without God they do not make sense.” It is through our faith and dedication to God that we can become men and women who are worthy of being called citizens. The last principle is liberty, which builds off all the other principles. Liberty cannot exist without the other principles because unrestrained freedom is chaos. The American Citizen needs these traits to pursue the American dream.
The socialist principles are the exact opposite of what it means to be an American. Socialists believe in government dependence, in moral convivence, victim mentality, hatred of America, and authoritarianism. Socialism teaches that you are a victim that needs the government to come to rescue you from your problems. The socialists in the Democratic party tell you what you can wear, own, how much money you can keep, where you can go, and what you can think. Only slaves and animals live this way.
Congressman Crenshaw said, “This is a culture war… It is time to choose the society we want to live in.” It is time for Hispanics to decide what type of society they want their children to live in. Are we going to live in a free society as citizens of the Republic or are we going to live as slaves under the tyranny of socialism? This is the choice before you at the ballot box. The 2020 elections will determine the fate of the heart and soul of the Republic. What will you choose?