Thanksgiving is a wonderful tradition – one of coming together and giving thanks, and it’s an important time to stop and reflect on the many reasons to be thankful this year.
Every day, I’m thankful to live in Louisiana. Our state is unique, and our delicious food, rich heritage and distinct culture make me proud to call it home. And of course, any true Louisianian is thankful that Sean Payton is back at the helm of the 9-2 Saints!
As a U.S. Senator, I’m also thankful for the opportunity to bring more Louisiana common sense to Washington, every day. Here at home, I’m incredibly thankful for that common sense. It’s that common sense and your support that helps me fight against things like the Washington exemption from Obamacare, amnesty for illegals, runaway spending, the potentially massive increases to flood insurance premiums, and the growing powers of the Obama administration. And, I will continue to fight for things like improving our state’s infrastructure, flood protection, a better education for our younger generation and more good-paying jobs.
Despite some of the scary policies coming from Washington, we are truly blessed to be Americans. We still live in a country of great opportunity, one that could only be imagined at that first Thanksgiving in 1621. The pilgrims who traveled to America came in search of the freedom and opportunities that we enjoy today. It’s a great privilege, and it’s one that many around the world still hope to attain. That’s why I fight every day in the U.S. Senate to uphold those privileges.
I’m looking forward to spending the holiday with Wendy and our kids. And I wish you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving.