Rep. Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) says Americans will have to embrace the virtues of self-sacrifice, tolerance, and courage if the country is to “rediscover” its strength.
Speaking at the Republican National Convention (RNC) on Wednesday, Crenshaw said America is a “nation of heroes.”
“We need to remind ourselves what heroism really is. Heroism is self-sacrifice, not moralizing, and lecturing over others when they disagree. Heroism is grace, not perpetual outrage,” Crenshaw said.
“Heroism is rebuilding our communities, not destroying them. Heroism is renewing faith in the symbols that unite us, not tearing them down,” he added.
Crenshaw went on to say that America is a “fabric woven from the threads of history’s best stories.”
“The American spirit reflects the oldest and most important virtues: Self-sacrifice, courage, tolerance, love of country, grace, compassion for human achievement. We can decide right now that American greatness will not be rejected, nor squandered. As the American founding was grounded in individual liberty, so will be our future,” he said.
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However, he said if America wants to “rediscover our strength,” Americans have to “become the heroes that we so admire.”
“America was built by them. Our future will be protected by them. It will be protected by you,” he added.