More than 350 people turned out for the Iowa Christian Alliance’s 2009 spring kick-off event last night. The event was held at the Walnut Creek Community Church in Windsor Heights. This was the first time the event was held at Walnut Creek, in previous years the event had been held at the Point of Grace Church in Waukee.
The featured speaker was former Ohio Congressman Bob McEwen. McEwen is a champion of Pro-Family policies and is an out-spoken defender of freedom and personal liberties.
McEwen told those in attendance, “There are only two political philosophies. The first trusts individuals to be free to invent their own standard of living and engage in enterprise. The other empowers government to make those decisions for the people because they are inherently unable to make decisions for themselves.” McEwen concluded that the first philosophy is called free-enterprise; the second one is called socialism.
While McEwen was the main attraction, there were a couple of other speakers that got people’s attention. State Senator Paul McKinley, the Republican leader in the Iowa Senate, gave a great speech. It wasn’t just the usual legislative update; it was a speech that told people exactly what Republicans in the legislature are fighting against.
The other person who caught people’s attention was Robert Cramer, who served as the master of ceremonies of the event. Cramer is the President/Chief Administrative Officer of Cramer & Associates, a Des Moines based construction firm which specializes in bridges, culverts and dams. Cramer & Associates built two out of three of the blue, basket handled arched pedestrian bridges in Des Moines.
Some people in the room were wondering if Mr. Cramer might have any political ambitions someday. Cramer is a young, articulate businessman and who’s obviously socially conservative, has all the markings of the ideal candidate to the people at the ICA event last night.
Last night’s event was the ninth annual kickoff event for the Iowa Christian Alliance. Steve Scheffler is the organizations President, and is also the Republican Party of Iowa National Committeeman.
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