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The Kind of Leaders Needed to Save America

I’ve been involved in the conservative movement for over 30 years. One reason I’ve been doing it so long is because I know that conservatives have the solutions to the most pressing problems America faces.

We have the research and the data on how to eliminate most poverty, how to shore up the education gap, how to create jobs and build prosperity, how to fix our overpriced health care system, and so much more.

In fact, many of the tremendously successful policies that are being implemented in the states and that were implemented during the last administration were products of the conservative movement.

It’s undeniable that when conservative ideas flourish, so does America.

It’s also undeniable that when the left has power, America experiences decline, and the effects can be felt long after they’re gone.

Having led the largest conservative think tank in the country for the past three years, I have some thoughts about the kind of leadership the conservative movement needs to defeat the most extreme onslaught of leftist ideology our country has ever seen.

First and foremost, the movement needs leaders who follow the True North principles of conservatism—principles based on the genius of America’s founding and on the many lessons we’ve learned since; principles that have made this nation exceptional for nearly 250 years.

They include the idea that the federal government was created to protect fundamental freedoms and rights such as life, property ownership, freedom of speech and religion, the right to bear arms, and the right to be treated equally under the law.