Statement from ORP Chairman Jane Timken
on Presidents’ Day
Columbus, OH – Ohio Republican Party Chairman Jane Timken released the following statement regarding Presidents’ Day:
“As Americans, we are lucky to live in a nation once led by great men such as George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. As our country’s first president, Washington wanted religious freedom, a republic of free citizens, and to protect life, liberty and property. Lincoln was another influential figure in our history by abolishing slavery and upholding the notion that the president alone is sworn to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution during wartime. These great presidents have paved the way for what values our nation presently upholds, and for all presidents that have come after them. As we celebrate them today on Presidents’ Day, we should recognize President Trump’s commitment to those same values that once laid the foundation for the United States many years ago. A government of the people, by the people, and for the people is what we always have, and always will, continue to cherish.