VOTERS NEED TO KNOW:
The Presidential Primary is February 27th but there is also 9 days of early voting available in Mason County plus absentee voting ballots. On the REPUBLICANS ballot, 7 candidates will be listed as Presidential candidates even though 5 of the listed have dropped out of the race. The reason you see them listed on the ballot is because the 5 did not drop out prior to the ballots being printed.
There are only 2 Republican Presidential candidates to choose from, Donald Trump or Nikki Haley. Please do not waste your vote on the 5 that have dropped out of the race. Please pass this information on to your neighbors, family, and friends.
Thank you, Sheila
*The Mason County Republican Executive Committee meeting for March will be held on Tuesday, March 5, 2024, at 6:30 pm at the Hamlin Town Hall, 3775 N Jebavy Dr. Ludington. The public is welcome to attend.
The Reagan Freedom Speech
“Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. We didn’t pass it to our children in the bloodstream. It must be fought for, protected and handed on for them to do the same, or one day we will spend our sunset years telling our children and our children’s children what it was once like in the United States where men were free.”
President Ronald Reagan Oct. 27, 1964
Reagan delivered the address while the country was grappling with the threat of Communism and other foreign adversaries, all while civil rights and other domestic issues were taking center stage at home. With his Freedom Speech, Reagan sought to unify the American people around the shared common goal of pursuing freedom, which he emphasized wasn’t a guarantee. He aimed to motivate listeners out of complacency, to inspire them to keep fighting for the freedom that he knew could be at risk if they weren’t vigilant. That idea has survived for generations and serves as a clarion call to not lose sight of the value of freedom—and the risks of it dissipating from American society.