By defeating her Democrat opponent and winning the vacant congressional seat in south Texas, Mayra Flores became the first Mexican-born member of Congress. She won in this traditional Democrat district, which is 84% Hispanic, by running on a platform that emphasized faith in God, strong traditional families and common-sense solutions to today's problems.
Mayra came to America at the age of six with her migrant parents who were farmworkers. She acquired her citizenship at the age of 14 and graduated from South Texas College in 2019. She became active in the Republican party when she realized that the Democrat Party did not support the values of faith and family on which she had been raised.
Mayra is a ray of hope for America because she shares the same eternal values as America's founders. The Judeo-Christian principles of freedom on which this nation was founded transcend ethnicity and skin color. They will work in any nation and environment because they are rooted in eternal, transcendent truth.
While many American-born citizens, including politicians, have rejected America's Judeo-Christian founding, Mayra is pointing the nation back to those founding principles that brought about the end of slavery and Jim Crow, defeated Nazi Germany and brought down the evil Soviet Empire.
She reminds us of the words of Pope John Paul II who was Polish but understood America's unique founding on principles of faith and freedom. Emphasizing the critical importance of maintaining those founding principles, he said:
"The continuing success of American democracy depends on the degree to which each new generation, native-born and immigrant, is willing to make its own the moral truths on which the Founding Fathers staked the future of your republic" (Hyatt, Pilgrims and Patriots, 2nd Edition, 156).
It may be that America's best hope for the future lies with foreign-born immigrants like Mayra Flores who understand what it really means to be "American."
Dr. Eddie L. Hyatt is an author, historian and Bible teacher. He has documented America's birth out of a great, spiritual awakening in his books 1726: The Year that Defined America and Pilgrims and Patriots 2nd Edition. These books and others are available from Amazon and his website at www.eddiehyatt.com.
For the original article, visit biblicalawakening.blogspot.com.
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