I believe in vigorous and active political campaigns, and the clash of political principles. I believe that when people hear the truth, they will choose the truth. The challenge is that too often political truth gets trapped in campaign rhetoric and political pandering. The challenge for conservative candidates is piercing the rhetorical cacophony, amplified by the leftist mainstream media, and speak truthfully about why conservative principles promote those government policies that will improve the every day lives of the citizens of this state and the country. Smaller government, stronger families, less taxes, freedom and free enterprise and the key to the peace and stability of each community, and the prosperity of families and individuals. On that, all conservatives should agree.
That doesn’t mean that, at any point, conservative candidates need to talk about “every issue” involved in the freedom agenda. Some specific agenda items need more explanation, some need more education, and some are so counterintuitive that promoting them will simply take too long, and generate too much opposition, to promote in the often hectic election… Read More