Washington D.C. Trip
First, I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to all for praying for my recovery. As many of you know I had to have a couple of surgeries over the last few months. My doctors have assured me of a full recovery. I have no doubt it is because of all of your prayers, God has blessed me with great doctors and a great surgeon. Thank you.
As many of you know, I spent a week in Washington, D.C. recently. I spent several days in leadership training courses with leaders of the conservative movement from across the United States. I found the training to be informative and educational. This new knowledge further prepared me to better represent the 8th Ward of Tangipahoa Parish while also maintaining the fundamental fairness and balance that every individual should demand of the Constable’s Office in carrying out its’ duties. The training reaffirmed my belief and confidence in the balance of powers between the legislative branch, the executive branch, and the courts that must be present in order to preserve our nation, our state, and our local governments.
While much of the days were filled with training seminars there was time for me to have a few meetings with members of congress and their staffs. I took full advantage of that time on behalf of the 8th Ward. I had the opportunity to meet with Congressmen Tom Emmer, Alex Mooney and others. While meeting with them to discuss the need for continued assistance after the two major floods the 8th Ward suffered, we discussed the need to mitigate to prevent future flooding in the 8th Ward. One of the solutions we discussed was reducing the amount of regulation by federal agencies that prevent our local government from taking steps to mitigate future flooding.
I also had an opportunity to meet with the Chief of Staff for several Congressmen and Senators to discuss opportunities to improve the 8th Ward in a variety of areas to further improve our quality of life here in Bedico and Robert.
While in Washington, D.C. I took an afternoon and evening, with other attendees to the conference, to visit our nation’s monuments. While I have had the occasion to visit our nation’s capital before, it had a very emotional effect on me. It was inspiring to walk the hallways where our Founding Fathers and the leaders of our nation for 240 years have lead us to greatness and will continue to lead us for hundreds of years to come. I was also humbled to stand where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. gave his "I have a dream" speech from and to reflect on the sacrifices of those who fought and died in the Vietnam war.
In closing, I would like to remind everyone that during this holiday season to please “DON’T DRINK & DRIVE” and have a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!
8th Justice Court