Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Kentucky Governor Bevin Responds to Alleged Hypocrisy on School Violence VIDEO.

The most eloquent statement I have heard in response to a town hall question regarding keeping our children safe in schools

Matthew Griswold Bevin (/ˈbɛvɪn/; born January 9, 1967) is an American businessman and politician serving as the 62nd and current Governor of Kentuckysince 2015. He is the third Republican elected Governor of Kentucky since World War II, after Ernie Fletcher (2003–2007) and Louie B. Nunn (1967–1971).
Born in Denver, Colorado, and raised in Shelburne, New Hampshire, Bevin earned a bachelor's degree at Washington and Lee University in 1989, then served four years of active duty in the U.S. Army, attaining the rank of captain. He became wealthy in the investment business and moved to Louisville, Kentucky, in 1999. In 2011, he assumed the presidency of Bevin Brothers Manufacturing Company, the last remaining American manufacturer of bells. When Bevin took over, the business, which had been in his family since its founding in 1832, was struggling and on the verge of closure. Bevin revived the company and restored its profitability.
While stationed at Fort Polk, Bevin went on a blind date with his future wife, Glenna.[4] The two married in 1996 and had six children.[1][4] In 2003, Glenna Bevin's oldest child, 17-year-old daughter Brittiney, was killed in a car accident near the family's home.[4][9] In memory of their daughter, the Bevins created Brittiney's Wish, a non-profit organization that funds domestic and international mission trips for high school students, and started an endowment that allowed Louisville's Southern Baptist Theological Seminary to open its Bevin Center for Missions Mobilization in 2012.[1][10][11]
In 2011, Bevin took all of his children out of school for a year for a 26,000-mile (42,000 km) tour of the United States, visiting sites of educational or historical interest, including the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated and the Topeka, Kansas, schoolhouse at the center of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court decision.[4][9] After their application to adopt a daughter from Kentucky's foster care system was denied because they already had five children, the Bevins adopted four children – between the ages of 2 and 10 – from Ethiopia in June 2012.[12][13] By 2015, Bevin said all of his children were homeschooled.[14] To avoid disruptions in the children's schooling, the Bevin's opted not to move into the Kentucky Governor's Mansion immediately after Bevin's election as governor in November 2015, instead waiting until after the school year ended in August 2016.[15] The eleven-member Bevin family is the largest to inhabit the mansion since it was constructed in 1914.[15] The family also retains their pre-election home in Louisville.[15]
The Bevins attend Southeast Christian Church in Louisville.[4] After his election as governor, he announced he would hold an invitation-only inaugural worship service at Frankfort's Buck Run Baptist Church, but the service was moved to the Frankfort Convention Center and the invitation requirement was dropped following an "overwhelming response from the public".[16][17]