Our Congressional representative, Paul Ryan, is running for reelection. We need to reelect him. Policy differences aside for a moment, it’s hard to imagine a better representative-from anywhere in the country. Let’s look at why.
Paul is hard-working. There are few representatives who contribute as much to the deliberations of Congress as Paul, all the while he is accessible to you here in
Unlike many members of Congress, Paul understands, as Edmund Burke said, that “government and legislation are matters of reason and judgment, and not of inclination…” He recognizes that governing by sentiments or feelings is a rickety and short-lived endeavor, and will hurt more than help. In other words, he is intelligent and deliberate.
He has given a Herculean effort to save what can be saved of Social Security and provide a framework for long term fiscal sanity for younger taxpayers in this country. This is a big deal. Social Security, if left alone, will become a crushing burden, impossible to maintain in its present form. It must be changed, and Paul has been a keen and persuasive force in getting people to realize the need for change and he has provided a sensible plan, not just words of warning.
Paul understands, more than most Representatives, that Congress should not be a club of “ambassadors” from various and hostile interests, competing with each other for their share of the public’s tribute. He recognizes that it should be instead the deliberative assembly of
He doesn’t listen to the bleating voices of those who would gut the defense of
You may disagree with him on policy issues, but you cannot deny his earnest service to this District and to all of
Besides, who is running against him? The five candidates vying in the Democrat primary are nowhere to be seen. These aspirants are highly inexperienced but haven’t countered with persuasive rhetoric, either for themselves or against Mr Ryan. They offer nothing but partisan pap, hoping voters will suppose that their mere distinctions will be sufficient substance.
We tend to think that our representative is “ours”, there to serve our needs or desires. While that’s true, we also send our representative to