It’s no secret that the American political landscape is divided in 2012. As parties with dramatically different visions compete for ideological supremacy, opportunities for political unity seem to grow fewer, and good-faith efforts to find common ground become politically toxic. If you’re a Democrat, it’s dangerous to work with Republicans—and vice-versa. It’s much easier to score political points, to misrepresent your opponents, to play the game.
Nevertheless, common ground does exist. Over the past few months, part of my campaign for House District 81 has focused on speaking with voters from both parties, and I’ve heard common themes that transcend party politics. Take school choice, for example: many voters from either party can agree that the time has come to give parents a choice in what sort of education their children receive. Ethical governance and ethics reform at the local level is another point of unity.
As a conservative, I’m committed to making District 81 a safe haven for our country’s founding principles of limited government and economic prosperity through capitalism. I’m also committed to representing this district in a way that citizens of all political stripes can see demonstrable progress in areas where there is common ground to be found.
I encourage you to contact me with your ideas or questions. I’m confident that with your help, we can be a model of what is possible when citizens come together, in good faith, to solve our problems.
Yours in liberty,