We Must Remove The Pebble

“It isn’t the mountains ahead to climb that wear you out, it’s the pebble in your shoe.” The preceding is a quote from the late Muhammad Ali. This statement truly describes not only the current state of North Carolina, but the United States as a well.

It is now time for us to confront the pebble in our shoe. It is time we have the hard discussions about not only what kind of state North Carolina will be in the present day, but what kind of state will we be leaving for those who come after us. As Young Republicans it is never too early for us to start examining these choices and what impact they will have on not only us, but the generation that follows us.

We must start the process of looking at how we taking care of our communities. This includes economic, education, criminal justice, and health. I call upon General Assembly to begin the process of examining these areas and how we can continue to move North Carolina forward together, leaving no person behind.

I stand ready to begin this process in any way that I am called upon to engage. My door is open to any organization, community, city, or county to start this difficult but very much needed dialogue for solutions. As leaders we can no longer stand on the sidelines while our communities are in pain. We can no longer stand on the sidelines while our communities are calling out for help. We have mountains yet to climb, and we will only be able to climb them if we do it TOGETHER.

I ask you continue to pray for all citizens of North Carolina. No matter if they are Republicans, Democrat, Independent, Black, White, Hispanic, Asian, Christian, Muslim, Buddhist, Atheist, Straight, Gay, Transgender, Veteran, or Civilian. This is the unity that it will continue to move North Carolina Forward.

God bless you all.