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Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Acceptance Speech by Timothy Wesco


Thank you to the people of District 21 for electing me as your State Representative! I am humbled by your vote and I am committed to represent you in the Indiana State House.

I would also like to thank my family. Your sacrifices over the past year have made this a successful campaign! You got behind me and did all that you could to see me succeed in this endeavor. Thank you!

And to our volunteers and financial supporters; your sacrifices and hard work have been inspiring! You believed in me and that kept me going day after day.

And to the thousands of voters who supported me today, I am sincerely humbled by your vote. Thank you.

In the next two years, I will represent you in Indianapolis with the same common sense conservative values and hard work ethic that so distinguishes the people of our District.

As I have discussed jobs and the economy throughout the course of this campaign, I’ve always stressed that it is private enterprise that drives our economy. It is of the utmost importance to see our entrepreneurs and Hoosier businessmen succeed. And an efficient, lean government with the smallest tax burden possible is the best way to achieve that.

That is why, as your State Legislator, I will work to balance the budget without raising taxes. I will work to cut waste and frivolous spending from our State Budget.

As we consistently put Indiana at the top of the list for business friendliness, we can proudly promote Indiana across America and the entire world as one of the most welcoming places anywhere to come and create jobs; jobs, for every hard working Hoosier.

Another theme of this campaign has been Fiscal Responsibility. Much has been made of the fact that I am personally and completely debt free. That is because I take freedom so seriously. I believe debt is enslaving and as your legislator, I will not vote to spend a penny we do not have! And I would encourage all of us, get out of debt! Once we have experienced the freedom, we will never go back.

Today, Indiana is facing a federal government that is bearing down on our State. Federal mandates in the new healthcare law will force us to spend an additional $3 to 3.7 billion over the next ten years. The State cannot afford this! You cannot afford this because it is your tax dollars that would pay for it. We must stand up to the Federal government and to opt-out of this mandated spending.

And this same Federal Government is failing to enforce its own immigration laws and it is wreaking havoc in our local communities and fostering disrespect for all of our laws. Indiana needs stricter immigration laws and our local law enforcement agencies need to be empowered to enforce them.

I have often spoken of Family Values throughout this campaign. There is much confusion and difference of opinion today about what that exactly means. Here is what “Family Values” are to me. Family values are the things I was taught growing up. Faith in God, thankfulness, honesty, diligence, integrity, the value of a hard day’s labor, compassion, personal responsibility, liberty and freedom, morality, life; these are “Family Values.”

But often these very same values that I have named are made to contradict. We are told to abandon the values of diligence and responsibility for that of compassion. We are told to disregard morality for the sake of freedom! It has been said “We cannot legislate morality.” But the truth is all legislation reflects some standard of morality. The only question is whose morality?

Must we condone and allow the immoral killing of unborn babies for the sake of “freedom” and “choice” while disregarding morality and personal responsibility? Must we allow the time honored and sacred definition of marriage as a union between one man and one woman to be erased for the sake of so called “equality”? God forbid!

Freedom without truth is bondage and will enslave us.

I support a constitutional amendment in Indiana to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman. Because we cannot, we cannot, forsake truth.

I will support every restriction, every law that I believe will reduce the number of abortions in Indiana. And may we pray that someday we will see the overturning of Roe vs. Wade in America making abortion illegal once again.

In conclusion, I give glory and honor for this great victory today to our all powerful God, the Creator of the Universe. He has not abandoned us or our beloved country but calls us individually and nationally to trust in Him. That is the only true hope for our nation and for this world. Let us never forget to daily live out our national motto, “In God we Trust!” And may God bless each and every one of you today.

Thank you.


8 comments:

  1. Timothy, how wonderful to witness the favor God has given and the overwhelming support you have received in this election! It's SO encouraging to see someone with a background and views I can relate to running for office and winning! Thank you for doing what it takes and making the effort to pursue this position. You will be remembered in prayer in the 2 years ahead.

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  2. Congrats Tim! I trust you'll serve us well.

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  3. Jack Bellaire, Jr.November 2, 2010 at 8:22 PM

    Congratulations Timothy, I know it is your faith and trust in God that He chose to put you in this position. The people of Indiana are blessed to truly have a Rep. they can trust and believe. You're welcome to move to South Carolina any time.

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  4. I am so happy for you, my friend! May the Lord richly bless your time in office and allow you to make a positive difference in our country. I know great things are in store.

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  5. Congratulations, Tim! We are soooo proud of you! We will keep praying for you as you move on to the State House!

    Charles and Stephanie Wesco

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  6. "In short, it is proper to think of America, not as a Christian nation, but as a country with a distinctive history of heavy evangelical influence and commitment. In other words, American Christianity constantly has been faced with the problem of sorting out faith influenced by culture and culture influenced by faith. In light of this condition, Chesterton's observation that America was 'a nation with the soul of a church' becomes comprehensible. But equally understandable in view of our more realistic appraisal of the American past is the recent remark of the distinguished British-born journalist Alistair Cooke. When asked to comment on Chesterton's insightful affirmation, Cooke replied: 'That's true, but it also has the soul of a whorehouse.'"

    TWILIGHT OF THE SAINTS: BIBLICAL CHRISTIANITY & CIVIL RELIGION IN AMERICA; R. Linder & R. Pierard; I.V. Press; 1978; page 164

    Congratulations Tim! You are now entering a new phase of the War. Which at its core is spiritual but is lived-out and fought-out in the physical world. Reading the above book, I think, will be helpful for you. They are Christians who work as historians.
    I will be praying for you.

    Martin Durfey

    P.S. Are you going to handout Chick Tracts in the halls of the State House?

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  7. I wish I lived in your district!!!!!! Way to go!

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  8. Congratulations. To GOD be the glory.

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