When I sent you the video of parents racing to be first in line to take opportunity of a limited school choice program in South Carolina, so many of you wrote to me and said you saw the same thing I did: these weren't parents out-of-control, these were parents who were desperate to give a future to their children.
Friend, conservatives have been scrambling for answers to their losses on November 6 and supporters like you have sent me messages telling me that I've been on the right path to reach into our urban communities and share our message of liberty -- that's where we need to be as our nations' demographics shift.
It's a long fight and change isn't going to happen overnight. And when we see those parents scramble to be first in line to send their children to an elementary school of their choice, they also know the change will not happen overnight.
If we're going to save our country, our strategy must be the same as those parents: we must choose a path for our youth where we won't see results for another 10 or 20 years -- after all, that's partly how the Left has succeeded.
But there is hope. I want to tell you about something that just happened to me.
In Indiana, Governor Mitch Daniels signed into law a voucher system that leftists are trying to have the courts invalidate.
A few days ago, I was invited to a charter school in his state where leftists have destroyed the school system to the point where they tried all their ideas that failed and decided to give the charter school system a try.
Friend, public schools don't invite me for a reason -- I want to tear down the unions, fire poor teachers and leadership, and let taxpayer money follow the kids to their parent's school of choice -- for me to be invited to a public charter school shows how far we've come!
At this school for children most at risk of dropping out, there were 300 kids, mostly African Americans, who listened to me and listened to conservative ideas for the first time in their lives -- ideas that will help them to succeed despite their current struggles and poverty.
They asked about my life: how a former single welfare mom could quit a lifestyle of addiction to drugs and government "cold turkey" and still succeed. They asked how my daughter could become an actress in Hollywood despite my lifestyle early in her life -- a lifestyle they see in their own homes.
These questions weren't really about me: they were about their own fears growing up in a welfare household with absent parents.
And I had answers for them that they never heard before and were simple to explain:
1. Set goals.
2. Stay focused.
3. Dream big.
When I looked into the audience and saw row after row of black children expressing their fears to me and listening to my story and ideas, I knew we can still save our country.
These are kids who are being rescued from dependency by teachers and school system that took responsibility and actually cared for the kid's well-being instead of paychecks and vacations.
This is where I need to be and I need your continued support to expand school districts that offer vouchers and charter schools to rescue our children from a lifetime of dependency on the government.
We need our children to take responsibility right now and we need teachers who care for children, love our country, and can teach this important fact.
My pastor network -- that people like you have supported -- can fight the leftists, start new schools, and push for vouchers to save our kids. They will fight to go to the front of the line for our kids!
Will you send me to more schools to reach more at-risk children with an urgent contribution of $50, $100, $250, $500, $1,000 or even $2,500?
Conservatives have realized the future of our country is at risk because we've neglected our urban areas. We gave up on them and let the leftists send us to the back of the line. Those are the areas that should have heard from us long ago because it's where our very ideas can spread prosperity instead of poverty!
During this Christmas season, join me and let's begin the path towards freedom. Like those parents who raced to the be front of the line for their kids, let's push inside the leftist strongholds who will fight us and trample us and try to kick us to the curb, but we won't give up. Our children and our liberty are too precious to neglect.
Please contribute $50, $100, $200, $500, $1,500 or even $2,500 right now.
Thank you for all you do.
Your foot-soldier for freedom,
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