As I travel across our GREAT state of Michigan and around our country, I am often asked,

“How do we choose the right candidate?”

As I was awakening one morning, I heard the words that I wrote in my article below.

The word of God gives us GREAT directions and is always a powerful resource. Please feel free to copy the article and share with your friends, family and community.


First of all, look for a person of wisdom, one who understands and can discern the time and season that we are living in and are facing today. (Choosing a person of wisdom is key) A person of wisdom will speak excellent and princely things. A person of wisdom will speak TRUTH and wrongdoing is detestable to them. Wisdom is the principal thing. When we have wisdom, we have life and light. For wisdom is better than rubies, and all the things one may desire cannot be compared with her. Wisdom dwells with prudence, and finds out knowledge and discretion. Wisdom has counsel and sound knowledge. Wisdom has understanding, might and power.

By wisdom kings reign and rulers decree justice. (Daniel 2:21)

By wisdom princes rule and nobles, even all the judges and governors of the earth. (Proverbs 8:15-16)

A TRUE and GREAT leader does not have to be an expert in every field of governing, but they should have the ability, wisdom and discernment to choose and place people in their administration who have the expertise and knowledge in the areas needed.

Look for a leader that will UPHOLD our United States CONSTITUTION and values. The U.S. was founded upon Judeo Christian values. That is what made our country great and prosperous. If we remove these values, which is our foundation, we are removing the light out of our country; and if light is removed, then darkness fills it. We MUST NOT allow darkness to take over our country.

Look for a leader of character, one who cannot be bought with money etc., and also one who will not try to buy others with their wealth etc.

Look for:

~A leader that is humble.

~A leader that genuinely loves all people.

~A leader that can work well with all people.

~A leader that is not a divider.

~A fearless leader, one who will not capitulate and give in when threats and accusations come their way. ~A leader that is willing to bring UNITY and not division; although when doing the right thing may cause a separation, but there is not a divisive motive behind it or attached to it.

~Choose a leader that understands the importance of how they deliver the truth. One can have the truth and deliver the truth the wrong way and it may not be received by many.

It is VITAL that we RISE UP and take back our country.

Love you ALL to life!🙏🏻🇺🇸❤️

WISDOM = The right use or exercise of knowledge; the quality of having experience, knowledge and good judgement.

GOVERNING = Having authority to conduct the policy, actions and affairs of a state, organization, or people.

EXCELLENT = Being of great value or use, applied to things. Being of great virtue or worth. PRINCELY = In a prince like manner; of or held by a prince.

DETESTABLE = Extremely hateful; abominable

TRUTH = Conformity to fact or reality; the quality or state of being true. God’s word is truth (St. John 17:17)

REIGN = The time during which a king, queen or emperor possesses the supreme authority

DECREE = Judicial decision, or determination of a litigated cause.

JUSTICE = Practical conformity to the laws and to principles of rectitude in the dealings of men with each other; Impartiality.

KING = The chief or sovereign of a nation; a man invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country.

PRINCE = A sovereign; The chief and independent ruler of a nation or state.

RULE = Government; sway; empire; supreme command or authority.

DISCERN = To separate by the understanding perceive, recognize; To see the difference between two or more things; To distinguish by the eye.

PRUDENCE = The ability to govern and discipline oneself by the use of reason; skill and good judgment; wisdom applied to practice.

KNOWLEDGE = A clear and certain perception of that which exists, or of truth and fact.

DISCRETION = Prudence; knowledge; that discernment which enables a person to judge critically of what is correct and proper, United with caution.

COUNSEL = Advice, opinion, or instruction given up-on request or otherwise, for directing the judgement or conduct of another.

UNDERSTANDING = Comprehending; apprehending the ideas or sense of another, learning or being informed.

MIGHT = Strength; force; power.

POWER = Force, strength, energy.

NOBLES = A person of rank above a commander; a person of honorable family or distinguished by station.

JUDGE = A civil officer who is invested with authority to hear and determine causes, civil or criminal, between parties.

GOVERNOR = He that governs, rules or directs; delegated authority. The elected executive head of a state of the U.S.

EXPERT = Properly, experienced; taught by use, practice or experience, skillful, well instructed, having familiar knowledge of.

ADMINISTRATION = The act of administering; direction; management; government of public affairs; the conducting of any office or employment.

PRINCIPAL =Chief; highest in rank, character or respectability; most important or considerable.

FOUNDATION = The basis or ground-working, of anything; that which anything stands, and by which it is supported; establishment.

CAPITULATE = To surrender, as an army or garrison, to an enemy.

VALUES = To rate at a high price; to consider with respect to importance; to estimate the worth of; a person’s principles or standard of behavior.


I am looking forward to visiting every county in Michigan! Follow along with my progress as I spread the message of unity throughout our state!

As your Ethnic Vice Chair, my goals will be to bring strength and unity to our party. I am a proven leader and a hard worker.  I am working diligently and skillfully, seeking God’s wisdom to achieve these goals.

Growing up in Detroit and graduating from Cooley High School, I understand and can relate to the mindset of Detroit and similar communities. I will strive to educate, motivate, inspire and liberate these communities and others alike.

With my experience, I am able to reach out and lead ALL individuals from various backgrounds.  It is vital that we continue to increase the unity and strength as a party. I attract all citizens of every race, color, creed and nationality to the Republican Party.

I love our great state of Michigan!  I have been actively involved with the Republican Party for many years.  I worked tirelessly as a precinct delegate in Kent County to help get president Trump elected in 2016 and beyond.

Some of the areas in which I have served and currently serving for our party are as follows:

~ State Committee Woman (2nd District)
~ Precinct Delegate (28th Precinct)
~ Elected delegate to the 2020 GOP National Convention
~ Election Day Operation (EDO)
~ Faith & Family coalition
~ Poll worker
~ Poll watcher/challenger
~ Chaplin for the Republican Women Federation (RWFM)

I have been married to my husband, Pastor Philip Smith, for 30 years. We raised our 8 children, 7 on earth and 1 in heaven with biblical and conservative values.  We have resided in the Grand Rapids area for 23 years.

I am taking my experience, skill set and calling to EVERY DISTRICT throughout our great state!

I thank you for entrusting me to be your Ethnic Vice Chair.

In Liberty and Love,

Bernadette Smith

2022 MIGOP State Convention Invocation