Video: Mayor Murphy Speaks at Paul Ryan Victory Rally

Victory Rally with Paul Ryan
9/3/2012
Remarks by Mayor BJ Murphy

Thank you Mr. Hinton.

Hello Greenville!

How about them Pirates?!

It’s truly an honor to be here today.  I bring you greetings from neighboring Kinston.  My wife and I have been happily married for over nine years and we are blessed with two girls, one four and one 7 months old.

Raised by a bread man, my father knew hard work.  And although today is my 32nd birthday, I could never understand why my father worked on Labor Day when so many took the day off.

But now as a father, I understand the sacrifices you make for your family.

As a public servant, I understand the necessity to respect the tax dollars that we collect from our hard working American families and the stewardship that commands us to spend them wisely.

Max DePree once said, “The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality.  The last is to say thank you.  In between the leader is a servant.”

We need leaders like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who will define reality.

We need leaders like Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan who will tell the truth about unemployment, about the state of our economy, and about the change in fiscal policy we so desperately need so that my children and your children won’t have to pay this generation’s debts.

We need leaders who truly understand servant leadership.

Creating a will for a 14 year old terminally ill child is an example of true servant leadership.

Standing in the gap for you and me to propose a bold, new budget that protects the American family and rewards honest, hard work.  That is servant leadership.

Mrs. Romney said that Mitt will not fail.  I believe she is right, not just because of his tireless work ethic, his devotion to his family and his faith, or because of his humility as well as success.

I believe she’s right because we won’t let him fail.

We can’t let him fail.

North Carolina needs Romney/Ryan.

America needs Romney/Ryan.

But Romney and Ryan need you.

Make some noise and stand today if you believe Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan are right for our country.

Make some noise if you are willing to call or text a friend.

Make some noise if you are willing to knock on a neighbor’s door.

Make some noise if you are ready to fight.

Let’s do this America!

God bless you.

And God bless America!