Interesting letter to the editor in the 1/22 Bucks County Courier Times.
It is time that the conventional wisdom surrounding the Republican Party’s relationships with women and minorities be set aside. The developing field of candidates seeking the Republican nomination to defeat the liberal Patrick Murphy is incredibly diverse. To date, I am aware of two women, an African-American, a Pakistani and at least one person of Jewish descent.
The amazing thing about this field of candidates is that they are all united, despite their cultural differences, by the principles of individual liberty, fiscal responsibility and a strong national defense. The party did not need to change its platform, be “moderate” or institute a quota or preference in order to attract this fine field of candidates.
Republicans generally do not play on people’s victimhood. We do not place people in a stereotype box, assign them victim status and tell them we will fix their problems. We see the best qualities in people and try to put them in a position to excel. Our policies do not create the states of dependency we see in our poorest communities. Our policies encourage neighbors, rather than bureaucrats, to take care of the underprivileged, and we believe in the power of individuals to shape their own destinies and improve society.
Read the rest of the letter here.