Thanks to Jim Hoft for reminding us that “Senator-Elect Marco Rubio [R-Fla] delivered this week’s GOP Weekly Address.” That fine and fetching Floridian reminded us of the greatness of America and the tasks ahead of the GOP:
This election the American people said enough is enough. That message was loud and clear. We Republicans would be mistaken if we misread these results as simply an embrace of the Republican party. This Election is a second chance. A second chance for Republicans to be what we said we were going to be.
America is the single greatest nation on earth, a place without equal in the history of all mankind. A place built on free enterprise, where the employee can become the employer. Where small businesses are started every day in a spare bedroom and where someone like me, the son of a bartender and a maid, can become a United States Senator.
I know about the unique exceptionalism of our country. Not because I read about it in a book, I’ve seen it through my own eyes. You see, I was raised in a community of exiles, by people who lost their country, people who once had dreams like we do today, but had to come to a foreign shore to find them.
Emphasis added. Jim emphasized different things than I did. There is so much in this short address to enjoy and appreciate — and consider. It is indeed a second chance fro the GOP to stand true to the principles of Ronald Reagan — and 1994.
Republicans can’t just pay lip service to the ideas of small government and individual liberty; they have to act on them. Do hope Republicans take heed to what this fine — and fetching — Floridian is saying: