The New Illinois Republican Party For 2024
Grassroots Republicans making true changes to win elections
October 29, 2023
Val Ojeda, Writer
The New Illinois Republican Party For 2024
Last night I had the privilege to attend the LaSalle County Republican Party Reagan Dinner. It's a tradition among Illinois Republicans to have a Lincoln dinner and Reagan dinner each year to honor these two great Patriot Americans that promote our Conservative values.
Larry Smith, the Chairman of the LaSalle County Republican Party extended to me a personal invitation to attend this honorable event. As a Grassroots Illinois Republican leader, political campaigner and the former Hispanic Coalition Leader for President Donald J. Trump, I accepted this invitation to be among many friends in this county that are truly making a difference to take back this state by offering great candidates to win!
It was truly amazing to see so many of these beautiful Conservative Americans that attended this event to be among their Republican brothers and sisters in fellowship and ready to hear plans with these amazing speakers at this event to promote just that.
These speakers included, of course, the Chairman of the LaSalle County Republican Party, my dear friend Larry Smith the host. The keynote speaker was former United States Congressman Don Manzullo of the 16th Congressional District, who delivered an amazing speech about the country and God's grace. This man never quit, even after leaving office after 20 years in Congress he continued to serve the country. It took his wife to get him to slow down at his age, but with respect for her, he ignored her to make this beautiful speech tonight to encourage all. Amazing.
The next speaker was another dear friend of mine, the National RNC Committeeman for the Illinois Republican Party, Richard Porter. This man goes decades serving this Republican Party when many of us were branded new to Conservative politics itself.
Porter was a lawyer in 1998 prosecuting the worst Democrat in the country, Bill Clinton, who couldn't afford the right to be called a President. When this man violated his oath, an office to have to lie to the people of this nation to cover up his affairs with a young woman while married wife, no matter how evil she may be to have sexual relations in the White House Oval Office. How disgraceful to the people's house.
This link is Richards Porters story:
But yet, this man, Richard Porter stepped in to investigate, prosecute and impeach this corrupt liberal President that placed himself over the people with a cold heart and lied to everyone on television just to protect his tarnished reputation and ruing other lives in the process to protect his lies as a deviant.
Last night, Richard Porter, the man that many called out for not being “Republican” enough, stood tall before the man and humble delivered a plan to win back the Country. His message was about unity. It was about admitting mistakes that the party made itself to lose elections time and time again. Porter had a great awakening. It was time for him and many others in GOP leadership to hear the PEOPLE. To listen to their plans to win elections. The GRASSROOTS!
Behind the scenes with myself and my dear friend Terry Newsome, a great leader and advocate for parents nationwide, were the plank owners and consultants of this new initiative called the “Grassroots Task Force” authorized by the Chairman Don Tracy that was the idea of Chairman Larry Smith.
Just Friday Donald Trump Jr,. the son of this great President acknowledged Terry for his accomplishments for parents and their children in defense of their rights standing against the sexualization of our most precious commodity… our kids,
The purpose of the Task Force was to intake the ideas of hundreds of Grassroots organizations across Illinois. In the course of the last five months, we worked hard conducting hundreds of focus groups, making speeches and, most importantly to hear what was best for them to be heard and to become involved.
This initiative is working. People are struggling for leadership. The people demand this necessary leadership to finally win elections. They want true leadership.
Myself, Terry, Larry, and Richard fought like junkyard dogs to find a solution and make this happen.
That is why November 12th, the Republican Party is sponsoring a Republican Grassroots Expo to do just that. To offer the GRASSROOTS Republicans and plan to unify to win the 2024 elections to finally win offices with the support of the GRASSROOTS to do just that.
As the Editor-in-Chief of "The Illinois Republican" an Illinois Conservative News publication, I wanted to be present to report on this amazing event in LaSalle County to report just that. To write this story.
Next month will be the one-year anniversary of "The Illinois Republican" as we produced hundreds of stories to promote Conservative News, elections, and ideas to promote our Conservative agenda to win back this country. People are responding with thousands of emails in the course of this year excited to hear that change… a plan.
This year this publication has entered into war with many in great power, including those at the helm of the National and Illinois Republican leadership. I am no stranger to these individuals because as a political operative working Congressional and Senate campaigns for that's what we were called for to advocate for America First…. the President Trump agenda to serve the people who for a long time who have so desired that a leader delivers them from breaking this government and crooked politics which delivered to them high inflation, the worst economy our country has ever had to suffer under a horrifying economy including the high rise of crime taking so many innocent live across this country.
Though many Republicans have their favorites in this Presidential race, we can never forget this is not communism. If a Republican supports or endorsed their choice for who we are we attack others for their choice?
With no apologies, my choice is President Donald J. Trump for President once agai. But for who are we to criticize another Republican for their choice?
Do you remember President Reagan's speech, "A time for choosing"?
On this great occasion of this Reagan dinner let me recite you this speech Reagan made years before he became President because he lived his Country and he wanted to fight:
We cannot buy our security, our freedom from the threat of the bomb by committing an immorality so great as saying to a billion human beings now enslaved behind the Iron Curtain, "Give up your dreams of freedom because to save our own skins, we're willing to make a deal with your slave masters." Alexander Hamilton said, "A nation which can prefer disgrace to danger is prepared for a master, and deserves one." Now let's set the record straight. There's no argument over the choice between peace and war, but there's only one guaranteed way you can have peace - and you can have it in the next second - surrender.
Admittedly, there's a risk in any course we follow other than this, but every lesson of history tells us that the greater risk lies in appeasement, and this is the specter our well-meaning liberal friends refuse to face, that their policy of accommodation is appeasement, and it gives no choice between peace and war, only between fight or surrender. If we continue to accommodate, continue to back and retreat, eventually we have to face the final demand, the ultimatum. And what then, when Nikita Khrushchev has told his people he knows what our answer will be? He has told them that we're retreating under the pressure of the Cold War, and someday when the time comes to deliver the final ultimatum, our surrender will be voluntary, because by that time we will have been weakened from within spiritually, morally, and economically. He believes this because from our side he's heard voices pleading for "peace at any price" or "better Red than dead," or as one commentator put it, he'd rather "live on his knees than die on his feet." And therein lies the road to war, because those voices don't speak for the rest of us.
You and I know and do not believe that life is so dear and peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery. If nothing in life is worth dying for, when did this begin - just in the face of this enemy? Or should Moses have told the children of Israel to live in slavery under the pharaohs? Should Christ have refused the cross? Should the patriots at Concord Bridge have thrown down their guns and refused to fire the shot heard 'round the world? The martyrs of history were not fools, and our honored dead who gave their lives to stop the advance of the Nazis didn't die in vain. Where, then, is the road to peace? Well it's a simple answer after all.
And in closing let me leave with you another speech this great President made about the will of the fighter of a great American that was willing to sacrifice all for his country. Watch this video of a great warrior named Martin Treptow:
Watch this video
Let me remind you that this amazing American was never questioned about his politics, but just his love for the country for which he sacrificed his life for.
Great Americans like Treptow are standing up in Illinois everyday like this great warrior from all walks of life to make that difference and for true change in defense of this great state and nation. The price of freedom is high, but many other great warriors will take up that cost everyday.
I thank every single man and woman that wore the uniform of this great nation to fight for freedom, but yet, I want to thank the Crystal Loughrans, the Jed Davis, the Darren Bailey, the Tom Devore, Donald Trump and many other GRASSROOTS Republicans that fight for all of us that are without a voice. These amazing Patriots left their lives to fight for the future of our children so that we do not leave them with our debt so that they can live free from our problems in economic prosperity and free from violence.
It's up to us to unify together as REPUBLICANS that will love this country and fight for America against this evil Democratic liberal agenda.
So to every parent that dreams for their child and every child that dreams for their future, we demand action from each one of us to make this happen.
Last night Larry Smith made his speech in closing about identifying terms such as “establishment” and “RINOs”. I had to agree this time. Maybe someday we can finally circle the wagons to finally become one instead of two factions.
Have you ever heard of a "DINO" No because the Democrats are on party unified so why can't we?
As for myself, I have yet to ever announce to run for office soon but it will happen but until then I will be your voice and fight for you everyday regardless of my attacks. For that is the cost of change. No one as a campaigner will fight for you as much as I am fighting to elect dozens into office to save Illinois and this great country for I've been doing this for years and I will continue to do so. I will not give up.
So I ask you this? What are you willing to do become a part of this great initiative to win back the country?
This day is coming soon because of the reality of what true conservatism is coming about for true change. God bless you all!