The truth is that the president’s policies have made minorities and the most vulnerable in society more desperate and dependent on government, less self-reliant, less upwardly mobile and ultimately less free. His America is an ever-expanding nanny state that is simply unsustainable and unhealthy for our people, our economy and our future.
The president’s America is one where big-government Washington bureaucrats make healthcare choices, pick winners and losers in the marketplace and redistribute wealth. Whenever he faces a challenge, his answer is to create another federal agency, add a new czar and pile on more stifling and more intrusive regulation.
The America President Obama knows looks more and more like Europe and less and less like the America we know and love.
I am in this fight not just as a candidate for Congress, but more importantly, as a mother, spouse and concerned citizen. President Obama had a chance to unite and lead this nation — and failed. We are not better off than we were four years ago and no rhetoric, bumper sticker or Hollywood ad campaign can distract us from the dreadful direction he is taking our country.
Americans know better and deserve more. Mr. President, the American people are awake and we are not buying what you are selling in 2012.
You see, the America I know deserves a leader who will respect and serve the people not because of their race, gender or economic status but because they are Americans! We need a leader who will unite the country around the principles that have made us great and will make us great again.
The America I know deserves a leader who believes this country is exceptional. We need a leader who believes our best and brightest days as a nation are still to come.
The America I know deserves a leader who trusts the people and will tell them the hard truth about where we are and what we need to do in order to preserve our future. We need a leader who is prepared to engage in a dialogue about realities, priorities and solving America’s problems.
The America I know deserves a president who actually knows how to balance a budget, create real jobs and unleash America’s entrepreneurial spirit.
The America I know deserves and needs that kind of leader. I am convinced that leader is Governor Mitt Romney.
The America I know isn’t just my story and it isn’t just your story. It is our story. It is a story of endless possibilities, human struggle, standing up and striving for more. Our story has been told for well over 200 years, punctuated by small steps and giant leaps; from a woman on a bus to a man with a dream; from the bravery of the greatest generation to the explorers, entrepreneurs, reformers and innovators of today. This is our story. This is the America we know — because we built it.
With Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan leading the way, I believe we can restore the greatness of this nation and ensure that the America we know is the America our children will know and the America our grandchildren will possess for years to come!
We must fight to keep the America we know as that shining city on a hill — truly the last, best hope on earth.
Mia Love is the mayor of Saratoga Springs, Utah, and a conservative candidate for Utah’s Fourth Congressional District.