Monday, February 25, 2008

A Successful Event

I must echo Chaz’s assessment that State Senator Bill Hardiman’s speech was quite a success. He spoke rather inspiringly of his hard past and what he still made of himself. He is a reminder that in our great nation, anyone, from any background can succeed. He spoke not only of his past, but of his faith, and then of why he is a Republican. We were pleased to see a good number of people attend and to see that they asked good questions. There was one man in particular who asked very tough questions, and I felt that Senator Hardiman handled them quite well.

Thanks to liberal propaganda against us, it must be hard to be a black Republican, when we are labeled such racists, and Senator Hardiman did touch on the issue of race. He spoke very honestly mentioning that despite the fact that there is no good reason for it to be an issue it simply is. He is the second black Republican state senator ever in Michigan, the first one serving back when blacks were first allowed to serve a long while ago. I loved his analysis of why he is a Republican. Simply put, his beliefs align with the Republicans, and no threats of racist labeling will keep him from what he truly believes.

Senator Hardiman shared his passion about the economy with us as well as his passion for his faith and other beliefs. I found it particularly exciting to hear how much he cared about helping our economy, replacing old unskilled labor jobs which are simply gone, with new skilled labor and education to provide that skilled labor. Of course, it’s tough to figure out how to do that, but Senator Hardiman spends much of his time working on that problem and his passion will be a benefit to all of Michigan. If we could only have more people like Senator Hardiman serving us here in Michigan or even nationally, we would be in a much better social and economic state.

Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Embracing Family, Faith, and Diversity

Senator Bill Hardiman is a remarkable man who has never shied from his deeply rooted convictions. He is a man who has an undying commitment to public office. “Every decision he makes, every vote he casts is based on his strong Christian beliefs, family values and what’s best for West Michigan.”

Senator Hardiman will be with us on campus at Grand Rapids Community College. The event will be held February 21st and will start promptly at 7:00pm. It would be an honor to have you and others you know to join us for a wonderful evening dedicated to family, faith, and the immense diversity found in Grand Rapids.

Notable guests could possibly include President Juan Olivarez, Ph.D.

Event Details:

Where: Calkins Science Center Auditorium
When: Thursday, February 21st, 2008
Time: 7:00-9:00pm

Free parking can be found around campus as well. In addition, here is a map for further direction:

I hope to see you there!

Chaz Oswald