Greetings fellow Republican County Officials,
2013 is a very important year for the future of NCRCO. I’m asking you to join with me and fellow Republicans in Fort Worth in July for the NACo Annual Conference and the NCRCO business meeting and reception. 2013 is the 150th Anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. In this action Lincoln did not free a single slave, but he did two very important things. First, he changed the focus of the war from a secular State’s Rights cause to an almost spiritual level of claim human dignity and equality under the banner of the Declaration of Independence. Secondly, he showed his firm commitment to our founding documents. On February 22, 1861, standing in front of Independence Hall in Philadelphia, Lincoln declared “ I have never had a feeling politically that did not spring from the sentiments embodied in the Declaration of Independence.” He put that belief into practice with the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation which went into effect on January 1, 1863. He knew that the words “…all men are created equal…” meant what they said. This is the kind of true leadership that changes the course of a nation. On this 150th Anniversary of this act let us renew our commitment to the founding documents such as the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of these United States. Let’s stand together in Forth Worth with a renewed commitment to see these principles supported and defended in counties across the United States. See you in Forth Worth.
National Conference of
Republican County Officials
Christian Y. Leinbach
Chairman - Berks County Commissioners
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601-4310
Legislative Conference in Washington, DC is March 1-5 – 2014.
Annual Conference in New Orleans is July 11–14, 2014.
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