Dear Friends and Neighbors,
I hope you’re having a great summer thus far! If you haven’t done so before, I highly encourage everyone take a look at this link to the Explore Minnesota’s things-to-do website to discover the many fun and adventurous activities available to us here in Minnesota.
July 4, 1776, the Continental Congress declared the thirteen American colonies no longer subject to British rule but instead were united, free, and independent states. As we celebrate our nation’s Declaration of Independence this week, we are reminded how blessed we are live in such a great state and country!
Rep. Lucero speaking to a large group last week about Independence Day, the Declaration of Independence, the Bill of Rights, and the virtues of limited government!
Our Founding Fathers recognized the truth liberty is bestowed to every man, woman, and child from our Creator that they declared such in the Declaration of Independence “all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” The first unalienable right listed is LIFE because nothing else can exist without first having, cherishing, protecting, and defending life!
Rep. Lucero participating in the Legislative Recap Forum in St. Paul last month hosted by Minnesota Council on Latino Affairs sharing his message of the truth the greatest barrier to prosperity is big government and the achievement gap, unaffordable healthcare, high cost housing will NOT be solved by big government intervention or handouts.
Because the source of our liberty is from the Creator and not government, our Founding Fathers understood a moral boundary exists that government cannot cross. Individuals thrive when government is small because the smaller the government the larger the individual. As government grows, relevance of individuals shrinks and so does liberty. The opposite of liberty is dependence. Socialism is the path to dependence, oppression, erosion of our individual liberty, and therefore an obligation exists to reject and defeat socialism and any other form of government that seeks to infringe on individual liberty.
Rep. Lucero discussing Constitutional principles, individual liberty, family values vs. government values, and more on a recent roundtable show recording with host Max Rymer.
PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS
Every individual defines happiness differently. As a free people living in the greatest Constitutional Republic the world has ever seen, each of us is afforded the opportunity to pursue happiness as we define it. Zero guarantee exists any of us will ever achieve the happiness we are pursuing according to our own definition, but our Founding Fathers sought to engineer our Constitution with the objective of limiting the greatest barrier to the pursuit of happiness: government.
Rep. Lucero meeting resident Johnson for coffee two weekends ago. Johnson chose to immigrate to the United States because our great country empowers people the opportunity to work hard, pursue happiness, and achieve a better life!
Rep. Lucero visiting the STMA School Board in June sharing his post Legislative Session Wrap-Up. As a former educator himself, Rep. Lucero is a strong supporter of maximizing educational opportunities for the next generation to better enable and empower ALL people to pursue happiness.
STAYING IN TOUCH
Each and every day I’m continuously humbled at the opportunity to represent and fight for the values and priorities of our great community!
Please contact me to share any issues, concerns, or feedback you have to assist me best represent you. The best way to reach me is by email at Rep.Eric.Lucero@House.MN or by phone at 651-296-1534.
Albertville, Hanover, Otsego, Saint Michael, and the Wright County portion of Dayton