January 24, 2011
Dear Friends, Supporters and Fellow Conservatives,
First and foremost my wife Julia and I wanted to thank everyone for their overwhelming support and faith in my ability to lead the Republican Party in the State of Arizona. We would also like to congratulate Tom Morrissey for his victory as AZGOP Chairman. This experience has humbled our family and has increased our growing love for those valiant souls working so hard to protect our God-given freedoms in this blessed nation.
We have witnessed and participated in an historic movement to return to the principles and values which made this great nation. TEA Parties and other conservative activist groups lead the charge in defending our freedoms. Their efforts are tireless and never ending. Transparency, participation and accountability are hallmark outcomes as we fought and continue to fight to secure the blessings of liberty.
We must not forget the purpose, goal and privilege our forefathers bestowed upon us when drafting the Constitution of the United States of America.
“We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this Constitution for the United States of America.” – Preamble, Constitution of the United States of America
Voters define election outcomes, including disappointments, victories, success and failures. Regardless of whether your candidate won or lost, do not lose your enthusiasm, your commitment or your courage to keep up the fight against those so willing to erode the fabric of this great nation.
As I said in my speech… “We stand for something and what we stand for is the complete opposite of our liberal opponents. I didn’t say Democrats. I said liberals because liberalism is the disease we are fighting and you can be sure that liberals don’t just exist in the Democrat Party.”
Even in the Preamble of the Constitution, the goal is stated “…form a more perfect Union.” With unity around the correct values and principles we will find strength to defend. We will find momentum to succeed and we will find courage in numbers.
To build this great party we must:
- Invite everyone who believes in Freedom.
- Invite everyone who believes in the Constitution.
- Invite everyone who believes Personal Responsibility.
- Invite everyone who believes Life is sacred and the Family is supreme.
- Invite everyone who believes our Rights are God-given.
With this momentum we must renew our determination to restore the Republican values to the White House. Do your best to support your newly elected Republican state leaders. The best leaders will learn from you and grow from your examples. Don’t dilute your effort with the pride of this outcome. It is time to renew our commitment and go to work.
We love and respect all of you. We have promised my commitment and we will work to build the party, increase transparency and raise the bar of accountability. The Grahams are not going anywhere!! Let us work together to build our party. Furthermore, let us make every effort to find victory for our values in the upcoming elections.
God bless you and God bless America.
Our love and prayers to everyone,
Robert & Julia Graham