I’m currently reading Scott Walker‘s book Unintimidated. On page 102, the end of Chapter 12, he wrote this paragraph that has stuck with me:
. . . Fairness is one of the strongest arguments we have in politics. Never, ever, cede it to the other side. People won’t care about the effectiveness of your policies if they are not first convinced that you policies are also morally right. To win any public policy fight, you have to be able to first win the “fairness” debate.
How is it fair to allow people who enter the country illegally and continue breaking the law after they come here to stay in the country and benefit from their crimes at the expense of American citizens and taxpayers? The right is ceding the “‘fairness’ debate” about amnesty to the left.
Ann Coulter‘s latest book, Never Trust a Liberal Over Three–Especially a Republican, was a real disappointment. The book consists primarily of her articles, mostly from the last five years though some are older than that. I expected original well-researched and -documented content. If that’s what you expect, too, don’t bother reading the book.
Recently on Sean Hannity‘s TV show, I heard Ann Coulter say that “There are a lot of bad Republicans, but there are no good Democrats.” I definitely agree when it comes to elected officials or candidates.
Even though a lot of municipal and county elections are “non-partisan” and candidates’ party affiliation is not included on the ballot, we should find out which of them are Democrats and which are Republicans. Some people run for office at the local level to use that office as a springboard to statewide or national offices–we have way to many Democrats in Congress and the White House already–or as an opportunity to grow local government.
In Jefferson County, Colorado, voters can learn what candidates’ party affiliation is at JeffcoRepublicans.com by the voter’s street address or by the races and ballot initiatives. From checking candidates for Wheat Ridge mayor and city council, I learned to my dismay that the current mayor is a Democrat. As I recall, the first time I met him, soon after he was first elected, it was at a Republican breakfast meeting.
Information on school board candidates and Amendment 66 is available on the home page of the site.