District 12 News - Week of April 19, 2021

Dear Friends,

My dad lives three hours away in a nursing home and due to Covid restrictions, visitation has been spotty to say the least.  Since there have been outbreaks where he lives, visitors have been restricted for weeks at a time.  When they allow me, I high tail it to WV to see him.  Three hours up, three hours back.  I could drive that route with my eyes closed, but I think that could get me into trouble.

As I put my vehicle in cruise control, I often must break and reset because of big trucks.  I recently slowed down to 10 miles an hour on I77 as the 18-wheeler must have been having some difficulty going up a hill.  It bothers me when they drive under the speed limit, side by side, one in the fast lane and one in the normal lane.  So, while I ponder all things huge, slow moving trucks, I got to thinking about how this can relate to we humans. 

If we are passionate about what we believe in, this makes us strong and bold.  Because of the fear of the unknown and other commitments, we can often become slow to move. Just like a big truck trying to make it to its destination, the result is that we eventually get there and get the job done.

If you are leery about getting involved. If you are still mad that President Trump got robbed. If you are not sure you can trust the party or have the time to make a difference, do not give up. Do not let the enemy win.  Get involved and make a difference in the future of our district, state and country.

I know you are big enough!
Lee Ann Patton
NCGOP District 12