CORE VALUES: “TRUTH & DECENCY”
The political landscape in America is fascinating!
Core issues debated time and such as the Second Amendment, Abortion, Immigration, the Economy, Terrorism, etc. do not change, though opinions around them often do. Rarely is an issue ever completely settled and yet all the while new issues continue to be added to the national discussion with no end in sight. This is expected for a constantly evolving nation like the United States of America.
So the journey is essentially the responsibility to educate yourself on the facts surrounding the issues we face. We must strive to understand why they matter to those seeking change, how they impact us as a nation as a whole and to seek common ground for solutions with an unyielding dedication to my core values:
“Truth & Decency”
I have found and met some remarkable people. I have had heated debates, impassioned discussions and believe it or not found common ground with those who started off on the opposing side of an issue. I have enjoyed every minute of it more than I can say and look forward to continuing on for many years to come.
So if you and I find ourselves on opposing sides of an issue and are in a heated debate – know this. I am not “trolling” you. I am genuinely asking questions in an attempt to better understand you, your views, why you believe what you do and how the issue at hand impacts you and those around you. Maybe at the end of the day you will come away with a better understanding of me, my views and how they impact my family.
I will always strive to structure my arguments around my core values. If I don’t know something, I will say so and do my best to educate myself on the matter. I will seek to hold those on my side of the issues accountable to the truth and will call them out when they deviate. I fully expect you to do the same to me. The reason is simple and was beautifully put by Ben Shapiro.
“Don’t follow people. Follow principle.”