Category: Public Education
Please Join Us – Monthly Membership Meeting
Tuesday, March 14th, from 6:00-7:30pm Kingsland Public Library
Guest Speaker: Mary Elizabeth Castle, Director of Government Relations for Texas Values and Texas Values Action, will share which bills are of concern to us all.
All Interested Republicans are welcome and encouraged to attend! Finger foods and tea served. Text or message 325-247-0539 to RSVP.
“AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN” FLAG – DO WE NEED TO GO BACK TO USING THIS ONE?
Sharing with you a post from Wallbuilders.com, January 11, 2021.
For many modern Americans it might be surprising to learn that one of the first national mottos and flags was “an appeal to Heaven.” Where did this phrase originate, and why did the Americans identify themselves with it?
To understand the meaning behind the Pinetree Flag we must go back to John Locke’s influential Second Treatise of Government (1690). In this book, the famed philosopher explains that when a government becomes so oppressive and tyrannical that there no longer remains any legal remedy for citizens, they can appeal to Heaven and then resist that tyrannical government through a revolution. Locke turned to the Bible to explain his argument: (click here to read more)
Noteworthy: A new Nextdoor group called, “Llano County Republicans”created for you!
HLRW Vice President, Jessica McRee-Grabert, in a collaborative effort to bridge the gap in communication between an organization and its members, formed this new group on the Nextdoor website to help keep Republican people of Llano County notified and informed of current activities, meetings, and events held by the Highland Lakes Republican Women, Star Republican Women, and the Llano County Republican Club. -Stay informed by joining the group today.
Veteran Day Lunch & Celebration -Honoring Veterans and Their Families Friday, November 11th, 10:30am (Kuykendall Event Center, 220 W Ranch Road 152, Llano, TX)
Featuring: SICHAN SIV
Sichan Siv, international best-selling author of “Golden Bones: An Extraordinary Journey from Hell to Cambodia to a New Life in America”
While the United States battled the Communists of North Vietnam in the 1960s and ’70s, the neighboring country of Cambodia was attacked from within by dictator Pol Pot and the Khmer Rouge. The Khmer Rouge imprisoned, enslaved, and murdered the educated and intellectual members of the population, resulting in the harrowing “killing fields”–rice paddies where the harvest yielded nothing but millions of skulls.
Young Sichan Siv–a target since he was a university graduate–was told by his mother to run and “never give up hope!” Captured and put to work in a slave labor camp, Siv knew it was only a matter of time before he would be worked to death–or killed. With a daring escape from a logging truck and a desperate run for freedom through the jungle, including falling into a dreaded pungi pit, Siv finally came upon a colorfully dressed farmer who said, “Welcome to Thailand.”
He spent months teaching English in a refugee camp in Thailand while regaining his strength, eventually Siv was allowed entry into the United States. Upon his arrival in the U.S., Siv kept striving. Eventually rising to become a U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Siv returned with great trepidation to the killing fields of Cambodia in 1992 as a senior representative of the U.S. government. It was an emotionally overwhelming visit.