I like simple. Not simplistic, but simple. Most issues can be culled down to a sentence or two. And sometimes down to a phrase.
For me, everything must hang on a single hook. So what should that hook be during the 2014 and 2016 election cycles? What is the central idea that would help elect those who are committed to:
A. restoring a balance between the branches of government and
B. simultaneously reducing the size of the national government
What I do know is that the citizens of this country are:
- tiring of big government.
- tiring of their government potentially spying on them.
- tiring of the government butting into their personal business, including their healthcare.
- tiring of an Executive Branch that is over-stepping its authority.
The personal price (and not just in dollars) my fellow citizens pay because of this bloated, over-reaching and, divisive national government leads me to conclude that the hook upon which candidates above ought to hang their messages is:
What will your vote cost you after the election?
Think of this as “open mike night.”
I’ve had my turn. Now it’s your turn.