While I was in the House of Representatives, we had an annual "State of the State Address". I served under two different Democrat Governors and one Republican Governor. My colleagues showed me how we could clap without it making any sound, so we would appear cordial for the cameras while not lending any support to bad ideas.
When his speech started, I thought the ladies in white were nurses. Some people thought they looked like pastry chefs. After awhile it became obvious that they wanted to dress alike so we could tell they are forming a team. How unfortunate that we can't just all be Americans. The women in white applauded more for themselves getting elected than for anything else.
I loved it when the President said early in his speech, "Victory is not winning for our Party. Victory is winning for our Country." Many people in the opposition party had trouble clapping for that. The Democrats couldn't even clap for the idea of putting human traffickers out of business. What does that tell you?Read More
Politics has become a dirty business. We have all heard plenty of news stories of elected officials involved in scandals, adultery and illegal behavior sending them to prison. There is an old line, “What’s a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?” With all the political nastiness, many wonder why a decent person would enter such a vicious arena. The reason is simple. I love my country, I love my family and I care enough about both to commit my life to preserving that for which our founding fathers lived and died.
Our loyalty must lie with the principles that made our nation strong. We must stand for the Constitution, limited government, and personal responsibility. Many office holders have let us down because they forgot to put those ideals ahead of their own political self-interest. People become disillusioned because they see people run on one set of values only to morph into different people once they become mired in the slime of big money and beholden to the lobbyists. We owe it to our country to change those people. We all have a role to play in our own spheres of influence. Stay with me and you will see that at least one person is capable of putting principles over politics. Together, let’s improve the state we’re in!