Years ago, on a trip with the President to a conference in the Caribbean, I ran into a member of Congress in a hotel. I was responsible for the security planning for the hotel, which had a slightly confusing layout. The lobby was on the top floor so, in order to go “up” a floor in the elevator, you had to hit the “down” button. Everyone I explained the layout to quickly adapted to it but I remember this particular member of Congress having a very difficult time.
I write this, not to carelessly lob insults, but to point out to you that the Washington DC insider-crowd is not populated with the kind of brain power that the “government-knows-best” crowd wants you to think it is.
They have empowered themselves, at our expense, over our economy through the Fed, and burdensome tax and regulatory policy. Over our healthcare system through its command-and-control, “government will tell you what plan is good for you”, approach. And over our education policy through a bureaucratic, “take your money and your freedom to choose your child’s school as well”, approach.
Think about that. Think about the incredible influence these people have over your life. People possessing intellectual abilities no greater than yours, and many times, far inferior to yours. My goal is to slowly unwind the unwarranted power I will sadly inherit if I get elected and return it to you, where it belongs. I have no special powers to tell you how to build your business, pick your healthcare options, or your child’s educational future.
As I’ve said many times before, if government can put you out of business, take ever-increasing amounts of your hard-earned money, and force you to comply with burdensome rules designed to ensure control over who says “yes”, then are you really free?
Remember, government understands better than anyone that there is no power in “yes”, there’s only power and influence in being able to stand in the way of Americans and tell them NO.
Fight back on Election Day. This is your time to say NO to them.