The way Henry Ross sees it, three “pillars” have upheld this country: faith, family and freedom. But these concepts are “crumbling,” he said on Tuesday.
He spoke at length to the Lowndes County Republican Women at their monthly meeting at Holiday Inn on Highway 45 about national developments he perceives as eroding at these concepts.
Ross ended his speech by announcing his plan to run for U.S. Senate.
He was followed by Sen. Doug E. Davis, R-Hernando, who decried the continuing lack of a state budget for the next fiscal year.
Ross, who was appointed by former President George W. Bush as senior counsel to the assistant attorney general for the environment and the natural resources division, said he believes President Barack Obama was wrong when he said in April, “America is not a Christian nation.”
“We are a Christian nation,” he said, “and we’re gonna stay a Christian nation.”
Later, he lamented the popularity of infidelity, the absence of fathers in homes and the redefinition of family.