In 1981, President Reagan inspired us with this reminder about what makes our nation unique- “We are a nation that has a government, not the other way around, and this makes us special among all the nations of the earth. Our government has no power except that which is granted it by the people.” We sometimes hear from Democrats that constituents must live with the egregious policies that have been enacted because the voters have spoken. However, voters who sent Democrats to elected office did so because they believed their dishonest promises. As we have described in previous posts, your elected officials have failed to uphold their promises and advocate for your best interests.
What makes this all the more galling is that they don’t respect their constituents enough to publicly address this topic. Instead, they are unresponsive or divert attention away from their valid concerns: https://eastgreenwichnews.com/general-assembly-roundup-abortion-coverage-school-bond-polystyrene-ban/
President Reagan continued with words that may as well have been written today- “It is time to reverse and check the growth of the government which has shown signs of growing beyond the consent of the governed. It is no coincidence that our present troubles parallel and are proportionate to the intervention and intrusion into our lives that result from the excessive growth of government.” Anyone concerned about state overreach and its profound impact into your life, your children’s education, your ability to prosper, and your town’s rightful autonomy should know that this is the result of a government that has grown beyond the consent of the governed.
So, what can we do? Reagan posed a solution and a warning. He stated- “We are not, as some have us believe, doomed to an inevitable decline. I do not believe in a fate that will fall on us no matter what we do. I do believe in a fate that will fall on us if we do nothing.Those who say that we are in a time when there are no heroes, they just don’t know where to look. Well, I believe that we, the Americans of today, are ready to be worthy of ourselves, ready to do what is needed to be done to ensure happiness and liberty for ourselves, our children, and our children’s children.”
Every two years, East Greenwich has an opportunity to be worthy of ourselves and put forth qualified candidates for elected office who will honestly and fairly represent our interests, not those of out-of-town special interest groups. We must look right here in East Greenwich for the heroes we sorely need. If you have never considered running for public office, think about it now. We can assure you, you won’t be alone. In fact, our chances of winning increase with every candidate we run to unseat the incumbents who habitually fail in their duty to represent you. Reach out to our Vice Chair of Candidate Development, Peter Carney, to discuss how at email@example.com.