The following is adapted from APP Chairman Sean Fieler’s remarks at the American Principles Project’s Practical Federalism Forum in Hooksett, N.H., on Oct. 3.Photo credit: Kurtis Garbutt via Flickr (CC BY 2.0)
We Americans are in an anti-establishment mood. We’ve been lied to. We know it and we are determined to put an end to it. We want elected officials who will tell us the truth.
Now, Democrats interested in the truth. And there are some, God bless their souls, that have a solution to the lie.
That solution is Bernie Sanders and his message of hope. The socialist dream is just 18 trillion dollars of spending, and we can tax the rich to pay for it. Well, you’ve got to give them credit for honesty, but that’s not the solution I’m looking for.
We Republicans also want someone who will tell us the truth, but not to tell us about the state of big government and their plan to pay for it. We want a candidate that is going to be honest about their plan to shrink the size and scope of government and revive the American experiment in limited government and the America dream of prosperity and liberty.
Our Republican primary process, reflects exactly that: a search for a new kind leader that is going to actually change things.
This makes a world of sense. Just think, for a minute, about the journey that we Republicans have been for over three decades. We’ve won elections. We had Reagan, we had Newt, we had the Presidency and the Congress under George W. Continue Reading