With Congressmen Adam Kinzinger (R, IL-16) and Sean Casten (D, IL-06) giving assessments of Republicans and the Trump years, time to hear from a McHenry County voice
With less than 24 hours remaining in the Presidency of Donald J. Trump and in the echo chamber of Congressmen Adam Kinzinger and Sean Casten giving their assessments about our country and the Republican Party, former IL-14 Republican candidate Catalina Lauf, who is executive director of the Defense of Freedom PAC, posted the following on her Instagram which is very insightful and far more mature than the two Illinois congressmen:
“If the last 4 years taught us anything it’s this: prior to 2016, the majority of Americans (Republicans and Democrats alike) did not feel heard.
“Growing up in the heart of the rural Midwest I saw this struggle first-hand. Americans had been forgotten. Jobs had been outsourced, small-businesses and companies over-regulated, illegal immigrants were put before Americans. The economy was in its worst shape, we Americans overtaxed. Our veterans weren’t cared for. Government became bigger, individual control, smaller. Our fights abroad continued, and we had a President (Obama) who bowed down to the rest of the world as his own Country weakened.
“And then came our hope.
“I supported President Trump in the Republican primary in 2016 — why? Because he and the America First agenda embodied everything this Country was missing in a leader —yet everything we Americans were craving in one.
“And someone who wasn’t afraid to put our Country and her people first.
“The America First agenda, the movement, is about preserving our free-enterprise system, defending our God given individual liberties written in our founding documents.
“It stands for having an unapologetic love for our Country and everything she stands for.
“It’s peace through strength.
“Delivering for ALL Americans and preserving the American Dream no matter who you are or where you come from.
“Love him or hate him —President Trump delivered that in just four years and despite what the media will tell you — was able to unite more Americans than ever before.
“We had historic low unemployment rates for all races, a booming economy, brought home troops, and regained our strength in the eyes of the world.
“Despite a new Administration coming in tomorrow, I want you all to know: the America First Agenda is not going anywhere.
“It is only the beginning. Forgotten No More.”Catalina Lauf Instagram post 1/19/21
Information about the Defense of Freedom PAC can be viewed here.