Justice Sharon L. Kennedy began her week as the keynote speaker at the Champaign County Christmas Breakfast. Instead of a traditional political a speech – she delivered a message of hope.
Speaking about the founding documents she highlighted the references to God in the Declaration of Independence and the ardent protection of religious liberty in the First Amendment and the Northwest Ordinance. Kennedy then discussed the National Republican Party Platform pledge to protect and defend religious liberty and her own life of faith from a small child to today – being able to worship in the religion and church of her choice.
Justice Kennedy reminded everyone that there is much to be grateful for. “We should be grateful for America, grateful for our liberty and freedom and for those who protect it, and grateful for religious freedom – Merry Christmas,” she said.
Sharon’s week ended with the Ohio Manufacturers’ Association announcing their board’s unanimous endorsement for her re-election to the Supreme Court of Ohio.
“The court can have a tremendous impact on the business climate in Ohio, and Justice Kennedy is the right choice for Ohio’s manufacturers and businesses,” said OMA-PAC Chairman Billy Vickers, president and CEO of the Dublin, Ohio-based manufacturing firm Modular Assembly Innovations – Great Lakes Assemblies (MAI-GLA). “She is committed to upholding the Ohio Constitution and strictly interpreting the law, not legislating from the bench. We encourage Ohioans to vote for Justice Kennedy.”