Presidential candidate speaks at Darke County Lincoln Day Dinner


GREENVILLE—The Darke County Republican party held its annual Lincoln Day dinner on Monday evening.

The fundraising dinner, held at Romer’s Catering, featured attendees such as U.S. Presidential Candidate Vivek Ramasawamy, Ohio Senate President Matt Huffman, Darke County Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs and Larry Holmes, State Auditor Keith Faber, State Rep. Rodney Creech, Greenville Mayor Steve Willman and many more.

Ramasawamy, an American business leader and New York Times Best-Selling Author, spoke on the current state of the nation, and why he’s running for office.

Currently, he said the United States in the middle of an identity crisis.

“If you ask most people my age, a millennial what it means to be an American, you get a blank stare for a response,” he said. “I think that’s a problem. My generation is hungry for a cause. We’re hungry for purpose, for meaning, for identity. The things that used to fill that void have faded.”

He listed hard work, patriotism, family as things that used to fill that current void, but have disappeared. He added that the loss of those pillars in society have left a moral vacuum in their wake.

“When you have a vacuum that runs that deep, that is when poison fills the void,” he added. “It doesn’t matter which one, pick your favorite: racial wokeism, climatism, trangenderism, two years ago: COVIDism, globalism. It doesn’t matter which one. Do you think it’s a coincidence that we see the rise of these secular cults during this identity crisis.”

He compared American citizens today to a ‘bunch of blind bats.’

“It’s like we’re flying around lost within a dark cave, trying to figure out where we are,” he said.

Lastly, he said the GOP must react to the left vision, more than that if citizens want to revamp the nation, they must start with talking about God. If this doesn’t change he said we’re going in the way of Europe.

“We must look at eachother and not see our diversities,” he said. “But the things that unite us across our diversities.”

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