As conservatives, we believe that America is a great country because of its values of freedom, opportunity, and democracy. These values are what define us as a nation and guide us in difficult times. However, in recent years, our political discourse has become increasingly polarized, and the choice between “normal” and “crazy” seems to be the only one available.
President Biden’s recent State of the Union address was a perfect example of why normality should make a reappearance in American politics. The speech was forgettable, and the staid style simply reinforced the perception that the current administration is uninspired and unfocused. In contrast, Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders’ official response generated buzz because she delivered a clear message that resonated with many Americans.
The choice between normality and craziness is not a new one. Prior to the 2016 election, America’s political parties were fighting over large issues, such as defense spending and health insurance. However, since then, many of the initiatives introduced seem to be a reaction to the previous administration. For example, cutting police department budgets is viewed by many conservatives as a misguided response to recent social issues in America, rather than a rational solution to the problem.
Looking ahead to 2024, the big question is whether “crazy” will carry the day, or “normal” will make a reappearance. As conservatives, we believe that normality is the only way forward for America. This means a return to the values that define us as a nation, such as respect for the rule of law, individual freedom, and personal responsibility.
One way to achieve normality in American politics is to focus on the issues that matter most to Americans. These include economic growth, job creation, and national security. By prioritizing these issues, our leaders can demonstrate that they are focused on improving the lives of all Americans, not just the select few.
Another way to achieve normality is to promote a culture of respect and civility in political discourse. This means rejecting the extreme rhetoric and personal attacks that have become all too common in American politics. Instead, we should be engaging in respectful and constructive dialogue that seeks to find common ground and achieve meaningful change.
In conclusion, as conservatives, we believe that normality should win the day in American politics. We need leaders who are focused on the issues that matter most to Americans, and who promote a culture of respect and civility in political discourse. By doing so, we can restore America’s faith in its political institutions and work towards a brighter future for all.