From Tim Impallaria, member of the Harford County Republican Central Committee:
Courage, Honor, and Integrity
There are many examples of courage in this world. From the earliest time there is the example of David and Goliath, the boy who took on a giant and overcame him to our early history where great men like Washington, Jefferson, and Franklin stood up to a world power knowing if they lost, their lives were in jeopardy. And in the twentieth century we have the example of Rosa Parks, who stood up to segregation and helped reverse this practice in our nation. Today so many of us are afraid to demonstrate this type of courage, because people who stand up for an issue are often labeled as disruptive. Right or Left there are opportunities to stand up and be courageous. We all have strong feelings about our issues and it is through thought and discussion that we can come to a reasonable balance.
To honor someone is to respect them as a person and individual or to keep your word or promise. We often find in these times that we are given many promises from candidates and people of authority that are never meant or ever kept. What we need in these difficult times is for people to be honest and do what is right and reasonable. We do not honor others when we put our personal agenda or bias before the good of others. Our Founding Fathers had many different ideas but were able to work as a body to do what was right for all the citizens of our new nation. We need men and women today in politics to use the example of these honorable men to do right for our nation now.
Integrity means to be honest and keeping something moral and ethical. This is where we often differ in politics on the moral and ethical issues. In this world not everyone will agree on this topic. What we must be is honest and open to discuss our differences civilly in the political arena. The problem is that we often are blinded by our strong commitment to our views or beliefs and we mark anyone else as unreasonable or a malcontent. We must learn to move forward in our nation and have an honest dialog with each other on the great issues of this nation.
Now that we are in the election process let’s follow the example of “Courage, Honor, and Integrity” when we chose our elected officials. Let’s hold all of them to their word and not accept idle promises any longer. There is no party affiliation for “Courage, Honor, and Integrity” in our country.
Harford County Republican Central Committee