Winning On The American Idea

Winning On The American Idea
December 28, 2020 Comments Off on Winning On The American Idea Local Politics, RNHA News Articles Jennifer Knesek

The American Idea was best described by a name many of us remember well, former Congressman and Presidential candidate Jack Kemp. When you have a chance, read Jack Kemp’s 1996 acceptance speech for the vice-presidential nomination in San Diego, California. His message is one I never forget and one that needs to be remembered as we go into battle for the heart and soul of America.

We should remember his words when we take our conservative message from the suburbs of New Jersey to Los barrios of East LA to the hallways of every legislative building across the country. In the battle of ideas, Republicans win. We, as conservatives, need to remember that the fight for freedom never ends.

This American idea is one many of us have lived and passed along to our children over generations. Many Hispanic families have deep roots in states across this great nation and have lived and fought for the American idea, a great example can be found in South Texas. Many families have also immigrated on the idea that the American dream is a beacon of hope beyond our shores.

We, The People need to remember that the fight to remain free is a battle that never ends. Liberty is in itself a principle our founding fathers crafted carefully into our US Constitution. This idea of limited government is our way of ensuring freedom stays with the people. This is why electing public servants that embrace the idea that freedom and liberty are our most important fight are vital to keeping the American idea alive.

Let us always remember that the fabric of America can be seen in every American family, in every American dream, and in every American city. The fabric of America is important to remember in months like Hispanic Heritage Month and so forth because the idea is to make sure we have a tribute to the Latino voices of our nation and to everyone who makes it everything it is. That is our mission here at RNHA.

America is not just a place or a destination, America is an idea and we should remember that the weight that every person has in keeping that alive. Each of us should help to ensure that the value of freedom and liberty is one we should protect above all else. This fight to keep the government out of the everyday lives of people is a battle always worth fighting for. It keeps the power with We, The People, and is exactly what Reagan meant when he mentioned that limited government is always the end goal.

We can never forget the immortal words of Ronald Reagan, the great communicator of our time, “Liberty depends not upon the state but upon the people.” May we never forget that the American idea is that beacon of hope for the world. That beacon that is protected by Americans like you and me, Americans from every walk of life. Latinos and Latinas — my call to you is to join our fight in the political arena. We have been a part of the American fabric and have our place in history but we need to stand up now more than ever.

Our message of faith, family and freedom resonates with more than just hispanics — it resonates with every American family and is one that the Republican National Hispanic Assembly understands is more than just a message — it is a way of life. How do we keep winning on the American idea? We find those that live the American idea and that are willing to be personal advocates from sea to shining sea. Join us.

About The Author
Jennifer Knesek Jennifer Knesek was born in Seoul, Korea to an inter-racial couple of humble means. She is an Army brat that grew up traveling the world with her military family living in places such as California in the late 1980s, Georgia, and Central Texas to being stationed all over the world such as Germany and the Korean Peninsula. She credits her military upbringing on Army bases with her appreciation for the sacrifices of those who serve and has grown up to understand that the US Army is truly a melting pot. Her strong Czech roots in Texas are from generations of life-long Texans that value hard work, higher education, and a strong work ethic. Jennifer has been a political strategist for 7 years and most recently transitioned to her professional journey in Cybersecurity and works for a Public Relations firm. Jennifer has been the finance director for a Texas Governor’s race, finance director and consultant for multiple congressional races with experience across multiple states and her campaign experience spans the entire state of Texas at every level. To just name a few, she has worked on races for State Board Of Education to Railroad Commissioner to United States Senate and includes judicial wins at every level including statewide high courts like the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals in addition to winning races at lower appellate judicial levels. She has been a District Director for a State Representative from Texas and was recently the Executive Director for the Texas Chapter of the Republican National Hispanic Assembly. She also currently serves on multiple statewide and local boards like the Texas Asian Republican Assembly, an official auxiliary of the Republican Party of Texas, and Republican Women’s Clubs. Her greatest achievement has been her ability to grow her influence in philanthropic circles and truly believes in having a compelling cause and dedicating one’s life to Christ and His plan. She currently resides in Houston, Texas, and is a Fighting Texas Aggie that bleeds maroon. Her favorite presidents are Calvin Coolidge and Ronald Reagan. Jennifer loves to play golf, both bay and deep-sea fish, and is a hardcore foodie. Knesek has dedicated her life to spreading the conservative message from sea to shining sea and believes all politics is local. Jennifer believes there are young conservatives across this country that will rise up in coming years who have the ability to impact the American conservative movement in a way never seen before. Please email with any tips or if you would like to be considered for a guest columnist on her weekly column, Winning On The American Idea. Visit to see coverage.
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