Governor Greg Abbott Pays Abilene Texas a Visit on his “Broken But Unbowed” book Tour”

Governor Greg Abbott Pays Abilene Texas a Visit on his “Broken But Unbowed” book Tour”

By Sienna Miller

 

 

 

On Monday May 23rd, 2016 Texas Governor Greg Abbott visited Abilene as a part of his book tour in an effort to promote his first book entitled “Broken But Unbowed”. This all took place inside of the Hasting’s Book Music and Video Store locally.{{more}} Those who came out to purchase his book were immediately directed to the right for book sales upon entering. After making the purchase Hasting’s employees kindly directed individuals to the next line they were to stand in. This was the very line that would be leading directly to Gov. Abbott so that they could get his autograph or to simply meet him in person. There was a steady crowd in attendance as the word about his presence here began to quickly spread. Altogether there were approximately 130+ people that came out to the event according to Hasting’s store manager Libby Hickman. “It was a great opportunity not only for our community, but also for our store, Shares Hickman. When asked about the general feel for those in attendance she states that the majority of the crowd was excited to meet Gov. Abbott while there were a select few that wanted to challenge Abbott on issues dealing with the medical care. Medical care is something that Governor Greg Abbott has dealt with personally as he suffered the injury of a broken back due to a tree falling on it during a jog one day. Abbott speaks candid and personally about this event within the pages of his book. Since that tragedy Abbott has been confined to a wheelchair but not confined within his mind. Soon after becoming paralyzed Abbott who at the time was studying law, passed his bar exam and began practicing as an attorney in Houston Texas. Abbott hasn’t looked back since. Over time Abbott became a Judge and eventually the Attorney General for two terms and has held that position for the longest in history at this point. He serves as the 48th Governor of the State of Texas.Abbott’s book addresses many of the questions that he was asked during that Monday’s press conference. I decided to refer to a comment he has made in the past. Abbott has always held the belief about the challenges that everyone faces in life and what defines ones true character. I asked him to elaborate on that belief and he gladly shared these words, “Everyone watching today, they face their own challenges of different kinds…it might not be a broken back.” Abbot continues his statement to say, “It could be cancer, it could be a financial challenge it could be a personal challenge. We all need to understand that we cannot allow our lives to get dragged down by the challenges we face but we must understand that our lives are going to be defined by the way that we respond to those challenges, lift ourselves up above them and go on to achieve even greater things.” Says Abbott.In essence this is what Abbott desires to do. In his book “Broken But Unbowed” he proposes a plan to overcome many of the challenges that America has faced He mentions that the Constitution of the United States has been broken in many ways but that the people of America can still remain determined to triumph over some of these fallen standards. With that being said it is important to mention that Governor Greg Abbott personally appeared before the U.S. Supreme Court to defend the Ten Commandments monument on Texas Capitol Grounds-and won. To view clips from Gov. Gregg Abbott’s Press Conference, go to www.westtexastribune.com