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Solutions, Please!

March 10, 2012

It isn’t enough to point out what Obama is doing wrong; a clear, solid solution must be presented.  I get that summing it up in a sound byte is difficult, so Gingrich’s strategy of “see my website for details” is a good approach.  But it’s more than that.

We, as a people, must be building the private-sector infrastructure so when laws are passed or repealed the solution is ready to roll.  Take abortion for example.  Row V. Wade is bad law.  There is simply no defense of abortion that makes any sense with the possible exception of preserving the mother’s life.

But say we get it overturned and laws banning abortion are put into place.  It isn’t enough to say, “There you go, ladies, live with it.”

The alternatives to abortion must already be in place and since they should be private-sector alternatives, it isn’t the government’s job to do it.  Elected officials should be pointing to current organizations and saying, “See Group X?  This is the right approach, people!  Support it, scale it up, GET READY!”

Counseling, adoption services, parenting classes, all sorts of services, for-profit and non-profit, need to be created, improved, ramped up.  There are some great resources out there right now.  We need to be supporting them and getting involved.

Does our community have the will to do so?  A smaller government means a more involved populous.  Are we ready for that?

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Leslie Santamaria permalink
    March 10, 2012 4:12 pm

    Thanks for the call to action, Rob. I couldn’t agree more. Now I need to make sure my time, energy, talent, and other resources are where my mouth is.

  2. March 13, 2012 11:44 am

    Agreed. Obamacare is the prime example of this in my mind–I keep hearing that the GOP wants to “repeal and replace”, but all the focus seems to be on the “repeal” part, with details on the “replace” part few and far between. What I find even more (interesting? disturbing?) is when the suggested “solutions” to our problems will actually make those problems worse, like the fact that the tax plans for every one of the GOP candidates to date would make budget deficits larger, not smaller, under the most realistic scenarios. Go figure.

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