BILLINGS – Former South Carolina Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy spoke Tuesday night at the annual Billings Christian School Education Foundation Legacy Dinner and Auction
Gowdy mostly avoided politics and instead focused on education.
He reflected on his time in the U.S. House, and spoke on the relationship between truth and freedom.
One of the main takeaways from his Tuesday night talk: An average person can do extraordinary things when their fellow citizens lift them up.
Gowdy would know: he said that he wasn’t that great of a student himself, but he still wound up in Congress.
“If you believe in Christian education, you’ve already married two of the most powerful virtues you can marry,” Gowdy said. “Which is a belief that education is the closest thing to magic we have in this culture. It is the single best way to transform not just a single life, but generations of lives to come. It takes just one person in the family to reset the standard.”
He also credited military, police, and everyday American heroes who don’t get recognized like the big names in Washington.
He challenged listeners to choose values they stand for, and run with it.
Gowdy also reflected on his time in Washington D.C., saying that it’s a misconception that there are no good people there.
He added that leaving Washington was very liberating for his immediate family.