Citizen Patriot Response held its first formal meeting in Houston this past Monday, February 25th. This was the first meeting since the initial January 7th revival of a concept originally conceived by Brandon Darby, Andrew Breitbart, and Katherine Engelbrecht.
The meeting was opened by Brandon Darby with the Pledge of Allegiance followed by the Texas Pledge and then a short prayer. Darby started with a brief description of what CPR was about along with some of the short term goals for attendees to think about and focus on. CPR’s goal is to promote a cultural change from dependency to self-sufficiency. This change can be achieved by initiating programs, run locally, to help those in need help themselves. An example of the ‘people helping people’ concept is locally dispatched disaster relief. Darby’s premise was that people can be more efficient and effective locally than government agencies. Local intervention cuts out the bureaucratic red tape and misappropriations of funds that large organizations suffer from. Darby thanked contributing members of CPR and announced that Anita MonCrief had joined CPR full time.
Darby then handed the microphone to MonCrief, a King Street Patriots favorite. MonCrief gave compelling testimony on how she evolved from supporting liberal philosophy to adopting conservative beliefs. Anita’s experiences captivated the audience as she conveyed her message that Americans must unite as Americans and discard the typical stereotypes of race, creed, or any other barrier to individuals bettering their own lives.
The stage was then briefly taken by Dottie Laster, an expert in helping victims exploited by the human trafficking industry. Human trafficking is a subject that gets little exposure through mainstream media outlets. Laster and Darby have both become public voices of the victims of human and sex trafficking.
The meeting was ended with a Q&A session in which Darby responded to questions from the audience. The session lasted well beyond the official end of the meeting. Future meetings will be held monthly at the King Street Patriots facility in Houston. The country can expect to hear good things from CPR in the coming years.