As a former Senator, and now as a member of the Transportation Board, I’ve watched our politics roll downhill. Make no mistake: Our political system has broken. One way to correct that is to return to politics built around principles. Principles are not only the foundation for a decent life, they also offer a scale to weigh every issue. Do we want Washington to run our lives, or do we respect people’s right to make their own decisions? Do we want more government or less government? I’m a conservative – and politics based on principles will clean up the mess.
The greatest treasure that any nation can ever have is its children. America entrusts its greatest treasure to some of the lowest paid workers in any developed nation. The American teachers, among some of the lowest paid professionals in any developed nation, provide teaching materials out of their OWN meager pay. And according to this chart North Carolina is one of the worst – of the worst – places in the world to raise children. Our legislature has let us down and we will pay for it in the years to come.