We Need Change

Many people have asked me why I am supporting Nikki Haley for US President.

During my US Senate race, Nikki Haley supported my candidacy 100%, unlike others that remained noncommittal. She came to the Granite State three times to campaign on my behalf at Town Halls. Nikki Haley demonstrated to me that she supported who she thought was the best candidate and was not intimidated by the establishment. I saw first-hand her leadership qualities. I saw her commitment, energy, experience, knowledge, courage, and, most importantly, love of God, Family, Community, and Country. Bottom line, I spoke with many potential Republican candidates for US President in 2024, and Nikki Haley impressed me the most.

Impressive, and present. Photo courtesy of the author.

Politics, as usual, can no longer be applied to choosing a candidate. Political parties, political pundits, lazy media, and so-called expert political analysts have invested in a dangerous paradigm. The idea that we should choose candidates based on big money, power, media endorsement, and legacy politicians must end.

History shows that people drive their government to do the right thing. History also shows that career politicians beholden to big money, power, and entitlement do the wrong things for those they serve unless held accountable by the people. The American people have relinquished the responsibility given to them in our Constitution and have allowed career politicians to fundamentally change our government to the detriment of the American people. The political status quo must change.

We are supposed to live under the Constitutional Republic, and in a Republic, rather than directly governing, the people temporarily select some of their members to serve in political office.

The “Constitutional” means that citizens and their governing officials are bound to follow the rules established in that Constitution.

  • Rights: God-given rights of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness.
  • Fairness: They believed that laws made by their elected representatives would be fair.
  • Common welfare: The rules would help everyone instead of one person or a few favored people.
  • Freedom and Equality: People would have greater freedom and be able to be all they can be.

The danger to our Constitutional Republic is the failure to recognize “We the People” as a critical pillar of how our elected officials serve. Second is a failure to acknowledge that the Constitution is the law of the land. Third is the undermining of responsibility of the three branches of government and the blurring of the separation of power. Lastly, the government is becoming unlimited in size, scope, and accountability to the people. Decisions are made by the emergence of a Fourth Branch of Government” managed by unelected officials called bureaucrats.

As Abraham Lincoln stated, we use democratic principles, such as a government of the people, by the people, and for the people to keep elected officials grounded in their primary responsibilities.

Over the last 60 years, career politicians have created a government of special interests through their lobbyists and for the wealthy elite. Our government has transitioned away from the ideas of the Constitutional Republic and a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.

A leader for the people. Photo courtesy of the author.

Both sides of the aisle are responsible for undermining our Constitutional Republic and the democratic idea of a government of the people, by the people, and for the people (Abraham Lincoln, Gettysburg Address).

Both sides of the aisle are at fault for creating a divisive America.

Both sides of the aisle are responsible for creating a fearful America.

Both sides of the aisle are responsible for creating uncertainty in America.

Both sides of the aisle are responsible for jeopardizing the future of our children and grandchildren.

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Both sides of the aisle are responsible for weakening our nation’s institutions, establishing false narratives of racism, promoting national self-loathing, and undermining the values and principles of this great nation for their benefit.

We need a leader that will restore the “Mystic Chords of Memory” (Abraham Lincoln) of our Constitutional Republic.

We need a leader that will limit government size and scope and ensure accountability to the people.

We need a leader that will serve all Americans regardless of political party, race, sex, creed, and religion.

“Not a politician, but a public servant”. Photo courtesy of the author.

Nikki Haley is a leader born of legal immigrants and raised to respect this great nation’s values, principles, and traditions. Nikki Haley won a seat in the South Carolina legislature against all odds. She ran for governor and won against all odds. She served honorably as our United Nations Ambassador in the Trump Administration.

Nikki Haley is a leader who has dedicated her life to public service.

Nikki Haley is a leader who is not a politician but a public servant.

Nikki Haley is a leader that has proven by her actions and deeds that she will serve others. She will be a leader of character who be accountable, responsible, and transparent to us.

Nikki Haley will unite America.

Nikki Haley will restore confidence in America.

Nikki Haley will remove the uncertainty in America.

Nikki Haley will restore and strengthen our values and principles of equality, life, liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness.

Nikki Haley will organize the government to create economic prosperity, stop out-of-control spending, restore energy independence, lower inflation, lower interest rates, and return security to our borders.

Nikki Haley will set an example to the world and restore the respect that America has lost.

Nikki Haley will ensure our military is strong.

Nikki Haley will not allow China, Russia, North Korea, and Iran to push us around.

Nikki Haley will ensure that our institutions are strong and that our children and grandchildren have the same opportunities we have had.

Nikki Haley is the wife of a combat veteran and knows what needs to be done to fix our broken Department of Veterans Affairs.

Nikki Haley will restore the faith, hope, and love in this country, and I am convinced that she will invest in the most sacred pillars of this nation, God, family, community, and Country.

A daughter, wife, mother, dedicated public servant, and patriot, Nikki Haley knows the problems in America, but more importantly, she has the solutions. I recommend that everyone take the time to listen to her.

Donald C. Bolduc