The 7th annual ‘Western Conservative Summit’ (July 1-3), was a great success with 4,000 plus Patriots in attendance. They came from all across the Country and ranged in ages from 10 years old to 90 and everything in-between. This Summit exists because our country is in need of value-based leadership now more than ever. It’s theme – “This Land We Love” resonated throughout the Summit. Norman Woods and I were both impressed at the emphasis of placing Christ back on His Throne if our Country is ever to be healed going forward.
Isaiah 60:1,2 (NKJV) says it right:
“Arise, shine; for your light has come! And the glory of the LORD is risen upon you. For behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and deep darkness the people; but the LORD will arise over you, and His glory will be seen upon you.”
Healing and Restoration begins with you and I. Our nation is free because of Jesus Christ and the faith of our Forefathers who laid the spiritual foundations of America. It is up to us to keep it free by making sure that the Lord has His proper place in it. “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is Liberty” ( 2 Cor 3:17).
The Summit began on Friday morning early with Sarah Palin speaking and then introducing Donald Trump whom she has endorsed. Security, because of Trump’s appearance, was at a ‘Red Alert Stage’ as protesters flooded in from out-of-state. We were told their were fights and arrests made outside the Convention Center. The presumptive Republican Presidential nominee spoke for approximately 40 minutes and shared this list of his principles:
- Supports the NRA and our Second Amendment;
- Supports the Evangelicals and really appreciated his time with 1000 Evangelical Leaders in NY City a couple of weeks ago saying the room was “full of love”;
- Said we going to secure and protect our Country from terrorism;
- Economy would be strengthened;
- We will repeal and replace Obamacare;
- Eliminate job killing regulations;
- Lower taxes;
- We need to eliminate Common Core Standards; and….
- Most important of all…he would nominate only Supreme Court Justices who will uphold the Constitution and are vetted by the Federalist Society and Heritage Foundation;
BOTTOM LINE: He was respectfully well received by those in attendance. The YouTube video is embedded below. I am still conflicted over our choices and of course. I so pray that his choice for VP is a GREAT ONE. I also pray that the reports of his accepting Christ as Lord and Savior are true and that he only but continues to grow in his relationship with the Master. My friends…continue to PRAY for America!
Norman and I heard from a number of out-standing speakers like: Jenny Beth Martin (Tea Party Patriots), Eric Metaxes (author, radio talk show host), Hugh Hewitt (author, radio talk show host, CO Christian University Professor), Ryan Anderson (Heritage Foundation), Frank Gaffney (Center for Security Policy in DC), Brittany Corona (Friedman Foundation), Charlie Kirk (Turning Point USA), Lila Rose (Live Action), David Keene (Former NRA President), Congressman Tom Cotton (R-AR), Dennis Prager (radio talk show host), Carly Fiorina (former 2016 presidential candidate), Phil Robertson (Duck Dynasty), Ben Shapiro (author, national speaker), Erick Erickson (blogger, Fox News contributor), Star Parker (Center for Urban Renewal) and Pastor John MacArthur (Grace Community Church).
We had the opportunity of attending several very well done workshops. We spent some quality time in the Summit Display Area as well. There were also plenty of opportunities simply to NETWORK on behalf of the FHA.