Why Do We Pick the Politicians We Pick? Here’s What’s Guiding Us

Lately, as we consider who we think is the best choice to serve in public office, we find ourselves wondering what is most important for the country, the state and the cities we love. And as we consider this important question, we find ourselves weighing the character and tone of the people running for office as much as the policies they would effect.Good policy is crucial to effective governance, and we make no mistake about that. Our preference is for limited but efficient bureaucracies that respect individual liberty and recognize that government exists to serve the people and not to be served by them.More and more, however, we find ourselves worried about a nation that is dividing itself so deeply that people cannot stand the company of those with whom they disagree. The sense of good versus evil has entrenched itself in daily political discourse.  Continue reading...

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