Charlotte Mousel, Past President of CFRW Southern Division as well as a CFRW State President and NFRW President, 1994-95, symbolizes, with the words that she wrote, what we, as Republican Women, respect and feel. Charlotte exemplifies the dedication, commitment and caring of Republican Federated Women.

Women in the Federation give freely of their “time and treasure” to support ideals and values mirroring Republican traditions. Within the Federation, we continue to debate all sides of issues in a free and open forum. The history surrounding the Republican Party from its birth under the tenure of Abraham Lincoln and its growth through many of our country’s greatest Presidents can be seen expressed in our activities and involvements.

Blessed is she who stands firmly for good government, for she shall be needed.

Blessed is she who works steadily for her nation, for she shall be happy.

Blessed is she who believes in the cause she serves, for she shall be respected.

Blessed is she who give credit to her helpers, for she shall be successful.

Blessed is she who has faith in her fellow man, for she shall be justified.

Blessed is she who, when others criticize her, and say all manner of evil about her,

      • has the strength of character to forgive,
      • the strength of purpose to carry on,
      • and the strength of body to continue.

 

For She Shall Be Called a Leader in the Federation of Republican Women.

By Charlotte Mousel
President, Southern Division, CFRW 1976-1977 President, CFRW 1978-1979
Second Vice President, NFRW 1986-1989 First Vice President, NFRW 1990-1993 President, NFRW, 1994-1995
Reprinted with permission

I Am a Republican Because…

I BELIEVE the strength of our nation lies with the individual and that each person’s dignity, freedom, ability and responsibility must be honored.

I BELIEVE in equal rights, equal justice and equal opportunity for all, regardless of race, creed, sex, age or disability.

I BELIEVE free enterprise and encouraging individual initiative have brought this nation opportunity, economic growth and prosperity.

I BELIEVE government must practice fiscal responsibility and allow individuals to keep more of the money they earn.

I BELIEVE the proper role of government is to provide for the people only those critical functions that cannot be performed by individuals or private organizations, and that the best government is that which governs least.

I BELIEVE the most effective, responsible and responsive government is government closest to the people.

I BELIEVE Americans must retain the principles that have made us strong while developing new and innovative ideas to meet the challenges of changing times.

I BELIEVE Americans value and should preserve our national strength and pride while working to extend peace, freedom and human rights throughout the world.

FINALLY, I believe the Republican Party is the best vehicle for translating these ideals into positive and successful principles of government.

Courtesy of  Republican National Committee website: www.rnc.org