Adam Graham
A giant on whose shoulders we stand
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By Adam Graham
December 20, 2008

The great Paul Weyrich passed away at the age of 66. He was not known by most Americans, but he was one of the most important conservatives of our time. As is the case in most human endeavors, best known doesn't equate to most important.

Paul Weyrich was a founding leader in cultural conservative movement. He was a co-founder of the Moral Majority and began the process of bringing Catholics and Evangelicals into American politics.

Weyrich founded the Heritage Foundation, which through its dedicated research and study of important issues of our time, provides a solid grounding to conservative thought.

Weyrich was that exceptional figure that built institutions that lasted. Through his efforts, thousands of people became active in the political process. The sanctity of the family and the rights of unborn children were on the table, thanks in a large part to the efforts of Paul Weyrich.

These past few years, I've followed Weyrich's statements, positions, and actions. At times, I've disagreed him, but his efforts were always about the advancement of conservative values, the strengthening of the American family, and the protection of the unborn. It's never been about the personal ambition, enrichment, and empowerment of Paul Weyrich.

George Washington once said, "Let us raise a standard to which the wise and honest can repair; the rest is in the Hands of God. " Paul Weyrich in his life raised up that standard. Though, the past few years have been tough for those of us who stand for Conservative values, things could be worse than they are.

Because of the diligent work of faithful men, we have far more hope for this country than we would have without them. Those of us who labor for the cause of the family and the sanctity of human life owe a great debt to Paul Weyrich. While, he may be forgotten by the common man, he's an invisible giant on whose shoulders we stand as we fight for the values that were at the core of his service to our nation.

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Adam Graham was Montana State Coordinator for the Alan Keyes campaign in 2000, and in 2004 was a candidate for the Republican nomination for the Idaho State House... (more)

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