Madison Cawthorn has just turned twenty-five and if he is elected to Congress, a likely outcome based upon the make-up of North Carolina eleven, he will be the youngest member of the people's house. A young man with such great hopes and dreams just a few years ago, Madison faced a tragic event which nearly destroyed his life. With an appointment to Annapolis awaiting him, he was involved in an almost deadly car accident, leaving him with spinal damage which took from him his ability to walk. He was dejected and initially feeling lost, yet as a young man of faith he soon decided to turn his life over to God. He was still smart, had a great personality and positive attitude and decided to find his place while encouraging others to never fall victim to those thing we can no longer control. So four short years later, when Congressman Mark Meadows, now President Trump's Chief of Staff, made his decision not to run for reelection, Cawthorn decided to give it a shot. As a traditional Conservative, with views popular in the district of his birth, he faced a rough road to the Republican nomination. Not even Meadows gave him his support and the President had no idea who he was. But with hard work, he initiated a terrific ground game and the energy to meet and greet voters throughout the district and they were moved by it and loved him. And now, after pulling the upset, he is on the ballot in November and is the odds on favorite since the eleventh district is decidedly conservative with its rural residents scattered about in the scenic North Carolina mountains.
Well, last night Madison Cawthorne had his moment on the stage with the RNC shindig and he nailed it. He spoke of his strong grounding in faith, his love and devotion to his nation, his belief in liberty over tyranny, the importance of the individual and making wise decisions using free will properly, and his understand of and support for Donald Trump. Keep an eye on this young man who unabashedly stands for the conservative way of life. I think he has a very promising future and will be a great asset to the House Republican membership. I am glad the Republicans identified him as a likely rising star and maybe, just maybe, this opportunity for his life was part of God's master plan. After all, God, indeed, works in mysterious ways and it wouldn't surprise me at all. Get to know him, he offers great promise in the House.