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Earlier this week I read on The Iowa Standard’s social media outlet asking for reports from Republican District Conventions and I sat down and had a nearly two-page report of the happenings from the Second Congressional convention in Independence.  After sleeping on my work I decided it would be best to edit my work into the following.

I witnessed the fact that common Republican delegates want:

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  1. The party to stick to the platform.
  2. The party to acknowledge and defend that there are only two sexes.
  3. The party to acknowledge and defend the Second Amendment
  4. The party to acknowledge and defend the God-created rights of the unborn.
  5. The party to acknowledge that school choice is already occurring in Iowa private colleges, so why not our public K-12 school?
  6. The party to acknowledge that obscene material doesn’t belong in public schools.
  7. The party to acknowledge that private property rights matter.
  8. The party to respect medical freedom and privacy.
  9. The party to acknowledge that God grants rights, not the government.
  10. The party should hold schools accountable in teaching kids how to think, not what to think.
  11. The party to acknowledge that our sovereignty is under attack at the southern border and that border is now in our back yard.

The last big takeaway from the convention in Independence was that former Vice President Pence is a nice man but there are understandable hard feelings in regards to the 2020 election certification.

In closing, the delegates in attendance were very vocal and are yearning for the Republican leadership to act boldly on the issues as previously mentioned and that if candidates and incumbents won’t act on those desires that, they the people will find people willing to do the work and publicly act in accordance with the desires of the constituency, not self interest or promotion.  It was obvious that while the “left” are “woke”, but the Christian Constitutionalists are plain fed up and are demanding change.  Let’s hope we see that change very soon.

  • BJ Hoffmann
    Liscomb, Iowa

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