Congressman Warren Davidson wraps up his tour of Butler County on Monday.
He’ll have non-public events in Fairfield and Cincinnati — touring businesses in each community — and deliver a speech Monday afternoon at the groundbreaking for Marcum Apartments across from the Courtyard by Marriott and the new Marcum Park.
That puts him close to 40 visits to Butler County since the start of the new Congress in January, and that includes delivering a speech to the Hamilton Rotary, a visit at the Veterans Social Command at Mercy Point Church in Middletown and today’s speech at the Americans for Prosperity’s Reform America 2017 tour at Holiday Inn in West Chester Twp.
He kicked off this latest stretch of Butler County visits this past Wednesday in Oxford, which talked about several topics including the deportation of Fairfield resident Maribel Trujillo and climate change. Much of the hour-long talk by the freshman congressman and member of the conservative Freedom Caucus elicited negative responses from the bipartisan yet mostly left-leaning crowd.
One member of the audience asked about his Christian values in relation to Trujillo’s deportation, which coincidentally also happened this past Wednesday.
He said his Christian beliefs are “important to me and it’s important to a lot of folks,” and went on to say, “I really appreciate the embrace of Christian values by the left in America.”
Davidson, bringing the discussion back to an earlier topic of health care, said that government should not be the giver of rights.
“One of the progressive values is that health care is a right, that the government is the giver of your rights and the government can decide to give you a right,” he said. “And my question for progressives in general, would you like Donald Trump to be the giver of your rights?”
The crowd overwhelmingly said, “No.”
“Rights transcend the giver when they are endowed by your Creator with certain inalienable rights,” said Davidson. And after an audience member shouted out a question and Davidson asked for the next question, the congressman said, “I believe we should worship the Creator not creation” — a biblical reference to Romans 1.
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