The US has been governed by the same generation for 30 years. Our culture has devolved to the point of Romans 1 degeneracy. We no longer know what males and females are. We push mental illness on children through government-funded indoctrination centers. We push aside properly ordered families to lift up unions with no possibility of reproduction. We place more emphasis on money and things that we do on living in a manner that is upstanding and morally right. We deny objective truth. The baby boomer generation embraced these moral problems and even those who say they did not follow after the current cultural rot, stood by and allowed it all to take place.
I see a different path. I’m a late Gen Xer. I see a path forward through younger leadership. I see someone with a properly ordered family seeking to restore moral standards through disciplined leadership, setting an example for future generations. Ron DeSantis loves his wife and children. He eschewed the cocktail party scene that so many other legislators are drawn to, like moths to flames, during his time in Congress. God forbid we seek a leader with temperance and character.
I see Governor Ron DeSantis of Florida as the proper messenger for this movement. Unlike so many members of Iowa’s GOP upper crust, Governor DeSantis isn’t a corporate shill. He’s not pursuing eminent domain boondoggles in the name of saving the planet from something the planet doesn’t need saved from. He isn’t the stereotypical neocon hack, either. He has been who he is for his entire life. He has served his country as a JAG officer, advising Navy SEALS, when he could have made loads of money as a lawyer coming out of Harvard. He helped to start the conservative freedom caucus in the US House of Representatives. I don’t have to worry about what position he’s going to take on an issue.
Men like the former resident of the White House vacillate from moment to moment and practice utilitarian ethics in the name of “making deals”. Our current president is lucky not to wander off after a speech. We need generational change.
We need steady leadership in the coming years. Men like Biden, Trump, and the majority of those running our nation now have done so much damage that I don’t expect Ron DeSantis to fix everything, but a generational change is in order. I urge you all to join me.
It all starts here in Iowa.
- Matt Wells