“Sit Down and Shut Up” Not a Plan For America

Governor Chris Christie went on “The Tonight Show” this week to talk about the 2016 race, and the main point of conversation was Governor Christie’s ability to tell people to “sit down and shut up”:

While it’s a good strategy for going on offense against a general opponent who isn’t letting you talk in the debate, having a President who tells Americans, their representatives, and leaders in DC to “sit down and shut up” because he doesn’t like what they have to say or doesn’t want to listen to them is majorly problematic.

Just like the Christian Counselors in NJ were told to “shut up” and close their businesses just before he legalized gay marriage in New Jersey, so too Christians across America could be facing the same response from him as President.

No, Governor Christie and Jimmy Fallon—I love you both—but that is not the best strategy for the next President.

Mary Powers is a young professional living and working in Washington, DC.