An Open Letter To Speaker Boehner

My latest column is up on AND Magazine!

Here is an excerpt:

 

Mr. Speaker,

It was with some trepidation that I watched your recent re-election to the position of Speaker of the House. To be totally honest with you, I am one of those conservatives who did not support your re-election to your current position.

Your history in the House is not one that gives staunch conservatives any comfort. Reaching out to the other side in order to forge compromise is one thing, but it is painful to watch the de facto leader of your party be handed political defeat after political defeat because you are trying to compromise with a faction that has made it obvious that compromise is not possible.

For many conservatives such as myself, our confidence in your leadership has never been lower. Watching you accept a deal on the Fiscal Cliff that not only betrays conservative principles, but will do actual harm to our nation was untenable. It was only made worse by the fact that this was not the first time we had to sit by and watch while the Democrats played their games and met with minimal resistance and clumsy political maneuvering from Republican leadership.

The time is now to take a stand in what amounts to nothing less than the engineered destruction of our nation’s economy.

 

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