Paul Ryan also spoke at the dinner last night and said:
When our neighbors are struggling, we look out for one another. We do that best through our families and communities – and our party must stand for making them stronger. We have a compassionate vision based on ideas that work – but sometimes we don’t do a good job of laying out that vision. We need to do better.
Introducing Ryan was Bob Woodson, president of the Center for Neighborhood Enterprise, which does the work of trying to strengthen families. Earlier this fall, they sponsored an event with the Heritage Foundation on Capitol Hill. In this video outtake, there is testimony to “miracles” that happen on the streets of America because of the work of people like Woodson:
This is the civil society we must strengthen if the United States is going to be the beacon it has been for freedom and flourishing.