“The American dream is alive and well,” Virginia Lt. Gov. Winsome Sears, says, “but only if we work at it.”

“We must continue to work,” Sears says. “We must make sure that our children understand that they must take their place in society, that their job is no less than preserving America for the next generation.”

Sears, who previously served in the Virginia House of Delegates, is author of the book “How Sweet It Is: Defending the American Dream.”

She was elected as the state’s lieutenant governor Nov. 3, 2021, becoming the first black woman to hold the position.

“So we can’t afford to baby our children. They’re the adults now, and we look to them to keep that charge,” Sears says.

America, she adds, “must remain the city on a shining hill.”

Sears joins today’s episode of “The Daily Signal Podcast” to discuss her book, what inspired her to get involved in politics, and how her Marine Corps service informs her work as lieutenant governor in the administration of Gov. Glenn Youngkin.

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