Dear fellow Republicans,
Merry Christmas and a joyous holiday season to everyone. This time of year provides many opportunities for recalling fond memories with family and friends, and an opportunity to create new traditions that will become future memories to share and celebrate in years to come. This is a time to tell those we love how much they mean to our lives. In a year of many highs and lows concluding with a tragedy of historic proportions in Newtown, CT, we again understand that what can appear routine and ordinary, such as a hug goodbye from a child, is in actuality a gift from God to be cherished at every moment.
Christmas is a time not only for reflection, but also of rebirth of both mind and spirit. It is a time where many celebrate the birth of Jesus who arrives to bring light to a dark world and the hope for peace and understanding where there is no shortage of anger, mistrust, and despair. We are facing many challenges in our country, in our communities, and in our families. This Christmas, through our faith, charity, and good cheer we can bring our own light to those in need and lend a hand to those less fortunate. We can continue to be inspired by the acts of our first Republican President who is in the news and in the movies again this month.
As a Republican, I look forward to the 150 Anniversary of Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 2013, who bravely joined forces with the Republicans of Massachusetts to bring about historic changes in our Nation. Lincoln based his actions in office on the founding principles of our Declaration of Independence: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.
These rights are promoted and defended by Republicans today and liberty is still our hallmark.
On behalf of your friends at the Massachusetts Republican Party I want to extend my personal best wishes to you and your family for a joyous, safe, and blessed Christmas. In the New Year to come I pray that each of us will find the success, opportunity, and commitment to improving our country and culture to reflect the American values that our Creator has charged us to uphold.
God bless you and yours,