Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner Held May 7
May 17, 2023 | View PDF
The Richland County Republican Central Committee held its annual Lincoln Reagan Day Dinner on Sunday, May 7 at the Richland County Event Center.
A total of 128 people came to hear speakers Representative Matt Rosendale, State Representatives Rhonda Knudsen and Brandon Ler.
State Senator Hinebauch spoke as he is finishing his time in the Montana Senate after serving 2 four-year terms. Congressman Louie Gohmert, Texas, also joined the list of speakers. They related their experiences in recent government action, both state and federal.
Congressman Rosendale emphasized the different aspects of the recent election of Speaker Kevin McCarthy to his current position. Rosendale emphasized the effort was to restore the democratic function back to the House by spreading the power of legislative action back to the House as a whole and not to a few select representatives on the rules committee. He also emphasized this was restoring freedom back into the process as the Founders intended.
Congressman Gohmert related several of his experiences from his time in the House. He specifically related stories about interaction between former President Trump and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell.
Both Rosendale and Gohmert elaborated on how their goals in government were driven by the concept of freedom; the freedoms handed down to us as Americans by the Founding Fathers, all won with great sacrifice and preserved by the Constitution, wisely crafted by those same Americans.
The Sidney High School Jazz Band played opening music and the Star-Spangled Banner. The students played very well and began the evening with a great start. Luis Whaley played the Star-Spangled Banner on the piano and Corbin Steinbeisser drummed in the National and Montana Flags.
After the traditional auction by auctioneer Grady Larson, the crowd left to go home having enjoyed a very full, informative and fun evening.